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  • A reminder to Display Pilots and FDDs

    Display Pilots and FDDs are reminded that pilots are not allowed to use PDA/DA privileges when arriving at an event unless they are arriving straight into a display or display practice (approved by the FDD). Arrivals or departures should be in accordance with the relevant aerodrome procedures, military command orders and relevant regulations (MAA regs […]

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    A series of airspace restrictions will be in place between 3-6 July and 10 July for a flypast commemorating 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Details by NOTAM and in AICs M043/2018, M049/2018 and M051/2015. Restrictions apply to all airspace users including drones. SW2018/105

  • SPA-HOFO: specific approval for helicopter offshore operations

    If you conduct operations to or from offshore facilities – including helidecks, ships and windfarms – then there are new regulations which come into force on 1 July 2018 which may affect your operation. More details, including who is affected, what is required and how to apply can be found on the CAA website. SW2018/104

  • SI to CAP 493 MATS Part 1

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2018/02 to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) was published on 15 June 2018. This SI implements changes to the initial reporting action procedure for an Air Traffic Control Unit (ATCU) providing an Air Traffic Service (ATS) at an aerodrome. SW2018/102

  • SI to CAP 797 – Flight Information Service Officer Manual

    Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2018/01 to CAP 797 Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) Manual Edition 3 was published on 15 June 2018, effective 14 August 2018. This SI details changes made to the FISO Manual (CAP 797), relating to the reporting of accidents and serious incidents by FISOs to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). SW2018/101

  • Applications for professional licences

    The CAA would like to remind pilots that applications for professional licences (such as CPLs, ATPLs and type ratings) should be made using our new eLicensing system. Our eLicensing webpage has useful information, including user guides for pilots and organisations. Any applications submitted with incorrect documentation will not be accepted, so we recommend that pilots […]

  • Licensing applications: certified copy of licence

    We would like to remind pilots that a certified copy of their licence must be submitted with every licensing application. Please refer to our website for further information on how to get your documents certified. This ensures that we reissue licences with the correct ratings and validities. Applications submitted without certified copies of licences will […]

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, on 20 and 21 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M026/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/98

  • CAA increases operational scope of GA Permit aircraft

    UK National Permit to Fly General Aviation (GA) aircraft can now be used in certain circumstances for remunerated commercial training and self-fly hire, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has announced. The move follows extensive consultation with the GA community. Read the full announcement: CAA increases operational scope of GA Permit aircraft Full details of the […]

  • Revised Human Factors strategy published

    Our strategy sets out how we propose to contribute to the development of greater understanding and application of Human Factors (HF) knowledge to support Human Performance (HP) in the operational environment. It builds on previous versions; sets out what we want to achieve; lays out our strategic objectives; and describes the expected benefits and outcomes. […]

  • Student Pilots Skill Test

    The CAA provides guidance to training providers, instructors and students, concerning flights after completion of a Skill Test, but prior to receipt of licence. SW2018/96

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations over Suffolk, Essex, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire on 9 June 2018 for HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/94

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal Air Force Cosford Air Show and rehearsals between 7 and 10 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M024/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be communicated separately. SW2018/93

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 76

    CHIRP’s latest edition of GA FEEDBACK highlights two themes – supervision in training and fitness to fly. Plus covers the use of the SAFETYCOM frequency, managing portable electronic devices and much more. Read the latest issue here. SW2018/091

  • New funding round for 8.33 kHz radio switchover

    We have opened a new funding period to help general aviation pilots who still need to buy an 8.33 kHz radio for their aircraft. Applications can now be accepted to 30 September 2018. Forms and guidance available on the CAA website SW 2018/090

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Great Yarmouth Air on 16 and 17 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M029/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restriction may be put in place for jet Formation Display Teams. SW2018/89

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Torbay Air Show, Paignton, Devon, on 1, 2 and 3 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M017/2018 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/88

  • Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Patrouille de France (French Air Force Jet Display Team) at Duxford Aerodrome Cambridgeshire on 24 and 27 May 2018. Details by NOTAM at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/87

  • Exemptions from Performance Based Navigation licensing requirements

    Do your flight crew hold Performance Based Navigation (PBN) privileges on their licence? From 25 August 2018, EASA Aircrew Regulations will require all pilots who are operating on PBN routes and procedures to be suitably qualified. • Are your aircraft types certified for RNP APCH? • Is there an appropriately equipped FSTD available for flight […]

  • Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

    We are sharing a comprehensive and fully illustrated Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide that has been developed by EHEST. You can download the guide on the EASA website: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/general-publications/ehest-helicopter-flight-instructor-guide SW2018/85

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