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Goodwood TDA EG D097 - EXTENSION & AMENDMENT

Goodwood TDA EG D097 - EXTENSION & AMENDMENT Despite the Goodwood TDA EG D097 being available since April 2021, it has not yet been activated. This is due to delays in receiving Operating Safety Case (OSC) permissions from the CAA for BVLOS missions. We are hopeful that these will come…

TEL and the uncertain future of Avgas 100LL

TEL and the uncertain future of Avgas 100LL AOPA UK have been working with other European AOPAs, through IAOPA Europe, on the issue of finding an acceptable alternative lead free fuel to AVGAS 100LL. The following is an update on the current situation from IAOPA Europe. While the UK is…

Pilot fined £175,000 for falsifying licence and acting as a pilot without an appropriate licence

Pilot fined £175,000 for falsifying licence and acting as a pilot without an appropriate licence A private pilot has been convicted of two charges of knowingly making false entries to his pilot's licence, and one charge of acting as a pilot without an appropriate licence on seven flights. David Harbottle,…

CAP2191: Clued Up Update: GPS Approaches

CAP2191: Clued Up Update: GPS Approaches From June 25 2021 the UK no longer has an agreement to use the European Galileo European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), which was used to provide better lateral and vertical position accuracy to allow LPV approaches to be made to lower minima. The…

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - Headcorn Aerodrome, 25,26 and 27 June

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - Headcorn Aerodrome, 25,26 and 27 June Restriction of Flying Regulations for Battle of Britain Airshow, at Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent on 25,26 and 27 June 2021. The 2021 Headcorn Battle of Britain air show will be held at Lashenden (Headcorn) Aerodrome on 25, 26 and 27 June…

Ofcom EMF Guidance for Aeronautical Radio Users - Prepared in Conjunction with AOPA

Ofcom EMF Guidance for Aeronautical Radio Users - Prepared in Conjunction with AOPA Ofcom have now published guidance for Aeronautical Radio Users in respect of compliance with EMF conditions for licence holders. This guidance comes after AOPA and other Associations raised complaints about the Ofcom consultation process that did not…

Licences issued in accordance with the ANO flying UK Part 21 aeroplanes

Licences issued in accordance with the ANO flying UK Part 21 aeroplanes This SkyWise is to highlight a change to the UK (EU) Aircrew Regulations so that pilots with a licence issued under the Air Navigation Order and who hold a valid SEP, SLMG, SSEA or TMG Class Rating(s) can…

Professional Pilot Licence applications

Professional Pilot Licence applications Changes in application process – Professional Licence issue (CPL, CPL(A)/IR, CPL(H), CPL(H)/IR, and ATPL(A)/ATPL(H). A new Professional Issue Online Application form for CPL,CPL IR and ATPL issue is now available to use for applicants who have not previously used our eLicensing system.Please note that from 16…

Pre-flight planning - What happens when it all goes wrong?

Pre-flight planning - What happens when it all goes wrong? The Airspace and Safety Initiative have published pre-flight preparation and planning advice to help prevent your flight going wrong: https://airspacesafety.com/pre-flight-planning/ Addtional guidance to help you avoid infringements can be found here: https://airspacesafety.com/infringement-groups/

BVLoS Project at Goodwood Aerodrome - TDA Activation

BVLoS Project at Goodwood Aerodrome - TDA Activation UPDATE 11 June 2021: The TDA WILL NOT be activated the week commencing 14 June 2021. The first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) TDA activation will not be until Monday 14 June 2021 for the AM (0600-0900) and PM (1800-2100) sessions.…

PA28 & PA32: Lower Main Wing Spar Caps Inspection Revised AD

PA28 & PA32: Lower Main Wing Spar Caps Inspection Revised AD The CAA have published a revision to UK AD G-2021-0002 dated 21 April 2021. These are the main changes highlighted in the revision (please read the full revision for context) : Since that AD was issued, several reports have…

Launch of new VHF Low Level Common Frequency trial

Launch of new VHF Low Level Common Frequency trial Today, 1 June 2021 marks the launch of a 1-year trial of ‘VHF LL Common’ an information service on the VHF Frequency 130.490. The aim is to reduce the risk of Mid-Air Collision between aircraft operating at or below 2000’ Above…
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