Requirements & Guidance News

EASA regulation and Brexit

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At the time of posting, the UK Government position on EASA regulation and Brexit is that remaining part of the EASA system is the preferred option. If following Brexit the UK remains part of the EASA system, all EASA rules will continue to apply. If following Brexit the UK is…

Aeronautical radio licence - renewal reminder

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As previously advised, aeronautical radio licences are now administered by Ofcom. Ofcom advise that they will no longer send final notice fee reminders for aeronautical licences one week before the fee due date. The licence fee reminder notice will continue to be sent out six weeks before the fee due…

Sailplane Air Operations rules

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As previously published, the Sailplane Air Operations rules apply to EASA sailplanes including powered sailplanes which includes TMGs from the 9th July 2019. You can read more here.  

Sailplane Air Operations rules

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As previously advised, fromĀ 9th July 2019 EASA sailplanes including powered sailplanes including TMGs are subject to EASA’s Part-SAO (Sailplane Air Operations) rules. EASA aeroplanes have for some time been subject to EASA’s Part-NCO (Non-Complex Operations) rules. All pilots of EASA aircraft are encouraged to make themselves familiar with the relevantĀ legal…

Guidance for SPL and LAPL(S) holders

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Pilots who choose to use SPL or LAPL(S) privileges (eg when flying outside the UK or when flying a TMG) are reminded that there are a number of associated recency and other requirements. The BGA published ‘Guidance for SPL and LAPL(S) holders’ provides a helpful summary of the requirements. Read…

Aviation Strategy 2050

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The UK Government is consulting on its Aviation Strategy 2050, which aims to set out the long term vision for aviation to 2050 . The BGA is engaged with the consultation. You can read more here.

Sailplane Air Operations rules coming soon

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EASA’s new sailplane operations rules were extracted from the original EASA air operations rules (except for the authority requirements, which remain) and have been published in a new, separate regulation only addressing sailplane air operations. The new regulation establishes simpler rules, proportionate to the complexity and risk level of sailplane…

Additional Gliding Radio Channels

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As previously noted, a number of additional 8.33 channels have been allocated for gliding use. The allocations and use have been approved by CAA and Ofcom and apply with immediate effect. All pilots are strongly advised to note the updated gliding channels as published in the BGA publication Managing Flying…

Airspace Change Proposal Links

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To assist those trying to locate CAP1616 airspace change proposal information, we have added a number of ACP quick links to our Representation and Consultation webpage. Read more here.  

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