Requirements & Guidance News

Changes to aviation law

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All pilots are reminded that the BGA publishes details of applicable law and BGA requirements and guidance under Laws and Rules. Please note that following EU-exit, the law that applies to aviation rights and obligations is now all UK law and includes the retained EU Regulations, as amended by an…

CAA decision introducing change to SERA regarding access to RMZ and TMZ airspace

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Following the UK’s exit from the EU and EASA, EU and EASA regulation has been retained under UK law (see BGA Laws and Rules for details). SERA.6005 contained within the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 (as retained and amended in UK domestic law) includes requirements for communications and SSR…

Medical fitness to fly

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It is a personal responsibility of pilots to be fit for flight, and especially to recognise the adverse effects of short term illness, alcohol, drugs, or fatigue. Detailed guidance is available here. The BGA has specific medical requirements that apply at all BGA clubs. You can read the detail here.

CAA Flight Crew Licensing forms

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The CAA are reducing the use of paper Flight Crew Licensing application forms by replacing existing (PDF) paper forms with online forms. Once a new online form has been published, there will an 8 week transition period during which the PDF applications are accepted by CAA. After this 8 weeks…

R/T Examiners

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The CAA has reported that all R/T Examiners whose certificate is valid on 31st December 2021 (or are in receipt of an extension email) may consider those privileges extended to 31st May 2022. This extension facilitates the introduction of a new training and testing process for the FRTOL.

Covid-19 guidance for General Aviation

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Government Covid-19 guidance for General Aviation has been updated in line with wider recent developments. For example, passengers should wear a face covering, and instructors and student pilots could consider wearing a face covering where it is safe to do so. As ever, individuals should make responsible decisions taking into…

CAA consultation on cost sharing

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To enable GA pilots to share the direct costs of flying and thereby develop more experience and become safer pilots, there is an existing derogation from rules in both the ANO and the UK Air Operations Regulations that would otherwise deem the activity to be commercial. The UK Air Operations…

New CAA e-form for PPL(A) and LAPL(A) privileges

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The CAA has introduced a new e-form replacing several hard copy application forms for PPL(A) class, type, instrument rating or LAPL(A) privileges. You can view the new SRG3108 here. The CAA notes that the old paper forms will not be accepted from the 13th January 2022.

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