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CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK, Edition 75

In this latest edition: – letters of agreement – charging portable electronic devices in the cockpit – fuel selectors and fuel filler caps – flight in IMC without a surveillance-based Air Traffic Service (how to minimise the risk) – cowling loss Read all about it here. SW2018/022

Unlicensed site owners asked to update details by 7 March

The CAA and NATS have extended the deadline of a survey to help update the details of unlicensed airfields and aerial sporting activity locations that are made available to airspace users. The details will be updated on the NATS AIS database and be published in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and included on CAA VFR […]

Transition of frequency assignments to 8.33 KHZ voice channel spacing

During 2018 most ground stations radios will convert to 8.33 kHz channel spacing. Airspace users must ensure they are correctly equipped and carry an 8.33 kHz capable radio where required. A list of converted ground stations is maintained in an AIP supplement. Pilots are required to check supplement data before they fly and to review […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cheltenham Festival, 13 – 16 March 2018

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Cheltenham Festival, between 13 and 16 March 2018. Details of Restricted Airspace in NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 006/2018, which can be found on the NATS website. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/15

CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 125

In this latest issue of CHIRP: – Is there a systemic problem with aviation? Pilots, ATCOs and engineers report pressure to achieve more output with fewer resources. Are Safety Management Systems too reactive? – EASA regulations and potential legal implications of using Commander’s Discretion are reported as well as the effects of an industrial dispute […]

UK Airprox Board: 2016 Report

The Report by the UK Airprox Board (Blue Book 32) provides analysis of 2016’s incidents. It includes observations and lessons – incidents are broken down by aviation sector, airspace, risk distributions, incident rates and causal factors – and a short catalogue of 2016 Airprox. http://www.airproxboard.org.uk/Reports-and-analysis/Annual-Airprox-summary-reports/ SW2017/220

Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2018/19

We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2018/19. For more information, and to submit comments, please view the consultation. All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 8 February 2018. SW2017/216

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – central London, 12 November 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a national ceremony to mark Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, central London on 12 November 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M084/2017 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/209

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Wales Rally GB, 27-29 October 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wales Rally GB 2017 at various sites in Wales and England between 27 and 29 October 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M083/2017 at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/205

UK Airprox Board newsletter, July

UKAB’s July 2017 summary focuses largely on Airprox incidents resulting from sub-optimal airmanship. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at Biggin Hill where a PA28 conducting a downwind join came into conflict with a C152 ahead. The lesson is that pilots should make early decisions if things start going wrong with their plan, […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Merseyside, 15-17 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Southport Airshow, Merseyside between 15 and 17 September 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/182

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Manchester, 20 September – 4 October 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Consevative Party Conference, Manchester, between 20 September and 4 October 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M076/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/181

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lincolnshire, 7-11 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for air display at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire between 7 and 11 September 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M071/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/180

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 23-24 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for air display at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire on 23 and 24 September 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M068/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/179

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Topcliffe, Yorkshire, 3-15 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for tethered balloon operations at Topcliffe, Yorkshire between 3 and 15 September 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M078/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/178

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Edinburgh, 28 August – 4 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for events in the vicinity of the Forth Road Crossings, Edinburgh between 28 August and 4 September 2017. Restricted airspace is detailed by NOTAM and in briefing sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in the ‘News’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/177

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Northamptonshire, 1-3 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for LAA Rally at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire between 1 and 3 September 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/176

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Rhyl, 27 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Rhyl, Denbighshire on 27 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/173

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Ayr, 2-3 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Scottish Air Show at Ayr on 2 and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M074/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows on 3 September 2017; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/172

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Portrush, County Antrim, 2-3 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Portrush, County Antrim for airshow on 2 and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M073/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/171

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bournemouth, Dorset, 30 August – 3 September 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Bournemouth Air Festival, Dorset, between 30 August and 3 September 2017, detailed in AIC M067/2017. There will be additional airspace restrictions for displays by the Red Arrows on 31 August, 1 September and 2 September; details in AIC M064/2017. All airspace restrictions will be notified by NOTAM. Restrictions also apply […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Scilly Isles, 28 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at St Mary’s, Scilly Isles, on 28 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/169

A national system to improve electronic conspicuity

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. A survey on the types of devices private pilots already use and what they would prefer to use in future will be open until 29 September: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UKGAEC SW2017/162

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Overton, Hampshire, 25-27 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Overton, Hampshire between 25 and 27 August 2017 for CarFest South. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 058/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/165

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Herne Bay, 19 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Herne Bay Airshow 2017 on 19 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve M066/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/164

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, 25-29 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Enniskillen for music festival between 25 and 29 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 061/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/163

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Biggin Hill, 17-20 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Biggin Hill Airshow between 17 and 20 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 065/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/162

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Dunsfold, Surrey, 25-27 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Dunsfold Wings and Wheels between 25 and 27 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 047/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/161

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Clacton-on-Sea, 24-25 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Clacton Air Show between 24 and 25 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve M045/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/160

CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 73

In this edition of CHIRP air transport Feedback: Know your ATCO from your FISO and A/G operator. Airspace infringements; how to avoid them and what to do in the event of infringing. Two examples of well-handled engine failures in the circuit. Transponders and the altitude facility; terminology and tolerances. Plus an unexpected source of FOD, […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Dunsfold, Surrey, 26 – 27 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrow displays at Dunsfold, Surrey on 26 and 27 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2107/158    

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Sidmouth, Devon, 25 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow displays at Sidmouth, Devon on 25 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/157

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – The Solent and Portsmouth, 16 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for events in The Solent and Portsmouth on 16 August 2017. Restricted Airspace is detailed by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ (dated 15/08/2017) in ‘News’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/156

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk, 24 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk on 24 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/156

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, 24-25 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on 24 and 25 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/155

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Biggin Hill, Kent, 19-20 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Biggin Hill, Kent on 19 and 20 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/154

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Herne Bay, Kent, 19 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Herne Bay, Kent on 19 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/153

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Weymouth, Dorset, 16 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Weymouth, Dorset on 16 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/152

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Eastbourne, Sussex, 18-20 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Eastbourne, Sussex, on 18, 19 and 20 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/151

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Fowey, Cornwall, 17 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Fowey, Cornwall on 17 August 2017. Details of Airspace Restrictions by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/151

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Eastbourne, 16-20 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Eastbourne for Airbourne 2017 Airshow between 16 and 20 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 060/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/149

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Weston Park, Staffordshire, 18-21 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, between 18 and 21 August 2017. Details of Restricted Airspace in NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 053/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/148

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Hylands Park, Essex, 18-21 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for V Festival, Hylands Park, Essex, between 18 and 21 August 2017. Details of Restricted Airspace in NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 048/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/147

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lashenden/Headcorn Aerodrome, 19-20 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Headhcorn Combined Ops Airshow at Lashenden/Headcorn Aerodrome on 19 and 20 August 2017. Details of Restricted Airspace in NOTAM and in AIC Mauve 040/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/146

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, 11 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, on 11 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/144

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Blackpool, 12-13 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Blackpool, Lancashire on 12 and 13 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AICM064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/143

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Cowes, 4 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Cowes, Isle of Wight, on 4 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/137

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lyme Regis, 10 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Lyme Regis, Dorset, on 10 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/136

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – The Solent, 27 July – 1 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for visit of USS George H W Bush between 27 July and 1 August. Restricted airspace at Stokes Bay in The Solent. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in ‘New’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/135

UK Airprox Board newsletter, June

UKAB’s June 2017 summary focuses on Airprox incidents resulting from stretched military ATC units and incidents in and around the visual circuit. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at North Wield where a C152 conducting a very wide downwind track came into conflict with a PA28 joining downwind/base leg. The lesson is that […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bedfordshire, 6 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Old Warden (Shuttleworth) Bedfordshire on 6 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/132

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Plymouth, 27-28 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for MTV Crashed event at Plymouth on 27 and 28 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet, under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in ‘New’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/131

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Swanage, 4 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Swanage, Dorset on 4 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/128

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Falmouth, 9 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Falmouth, Cornwall on 9 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/127

Changes to birdstrike reporting procedures

The UK Birdstrike Reporting Portal and birdstrike reporting form SRG 2004 will be withdrawn on 1 August 2017. This follows the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 376/2014. Wildlife strikes, including bird strikes, will not be differentiated from other reportable occurrences. For information and advice on the reporting methods available from 1 August, please visit our […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lincolnshire, 5 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at East Kirby, Lincolnshire for airshow on 5 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M039/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/124

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cheshire, 28-30 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire, for CarFest North on 28 to 30 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M038/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/123

Operational rules for balloons

The EASA Committee of the European Commission met on 28-29 June and voted positively to introduce the first part of the Balloon Regulation, namely Balloon Air Operations. The new regulation is expected to be published and become European law either in late 2017 or early 2018.  However, it will not enter into force until 8 April 2019, with […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – East Fortune, 22 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at East Fortune for airshow on 22 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M044/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/121

Restricted airspace (temporary) – RAF Fairford, 12-17 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford between 12 and 17 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M057/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/120

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Sunderland, 21-23 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Sunderland for airshow between 21 and 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M041/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/119

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Silverstone and Turweston, 15-16 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Silverstone and Turweston for British Grand Prix, on 15 and 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M054/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/118

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Barry Island, Cardiff, 6 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Barry Island, Cardiff on 6 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/117

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Newcastle, County Down, 5 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Newcastle, County Down on 5 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/114

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 21-23 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear on 21, 22 and 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/110

Restricted airspace (temporary) – East Fortune, East Lothian, 22 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at East Fortune, East Lothian on 22 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/109

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Honington, Suffolk, 20 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows Display at Royal Air Force Honington, Suffolk on 20 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/108

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Holkham, 23 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Holkham, North Norfolk on 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/107

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Edinburgh, 4 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal Event at Edinburgh on 4 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M055/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/106

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Marham, Norfolk, 21 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Royal Air Force Marham, Norfolk, 20 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on the AIC […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cranwell, Lincolnshire, 21 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Royal Air Force Cranwell, Lincolnshire on 21 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on […]

CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-03 – In flight recording for light aircraft

The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment  NPA consultation 2017-03 ‘In Flight Recording for Light Aircraft’. Read the response on our website SW2017/100

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Northamptonshire, 16 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Northamptonshire on 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Wimbledon, 1-17 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships between 1 and 17 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M034/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on the AIC […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 9 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 9 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/91

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Weston Seafront, 17-18 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Weston-Super-Mare Airshow, at Weston Seafront, on 17 and 18 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M046/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/89

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Yeovilton, 8 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at RNAS Yeovilton on 8 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/88

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Swansea, 1-2 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Swansea on 1 and 2 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/86

Restricted airspace (temporary) – West Sussex, 29-30 June, 1 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Goodwood, West Sussex on 29, 30 June and 1 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/85

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Wiltshire, 20 and 21 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on 20 and 21 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M021/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/84

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Somerset, 18-26 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Glastonbury Music Festival 2017, Somerset, between 18 and 26 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M022/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/83

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Swansea, 30 June to 2 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wales National Air Show in the vicinity of Swansea between 30 June and 2 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M019/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/82

Edition 72 of CHIRP general aviation FEEDBACK

This edition of CHIRP FEEDBACK covers how a pilot’s seat sliding backwards after take-off very nearly resulted in an accident. Unfortunately, an accident did occur when a pilot was a victim of the condition known as ‘confirmation bias’. It also discusses transponders, how to get the best out of Air Traffic Control and how to get […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Scarborough, North Yorkshire, 24 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on 24 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/79

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cosford, Shropshire, 9-11 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for RAF Cosford Airshow between 9 and 11 June 2017. Restricted airspace at Cosford, Shropshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M026/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/78

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, 14-16 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for the rehearsals of HM The Queen’s Birthday Flypast between 14 and 16 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M023/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/77

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Central London, 17 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Trooping the Colour on 17 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Central London. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M017/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/76

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Suffolk, Essex, London, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire 17 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for HM The Queen’s birthday flypast on 17 June 2017. Restricted airspace in Suffolk, Essex, London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M032/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/75

New Skyway Code launched to give GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice

We have published a new online guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice. The Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with quick and easy access to key information and condenses ‘must know’ information on UK GA flying into an easy to navigate PDF. The guide includes illustrations throughout and as well […]

Balloon operations – safety matters

This Safety Notice provides the latest safety guidance for all balloon operations/operators, with particular emphasis on passenger-related matters and advice on pilot training and decision making. SW2017/73

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, 17 and 18 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display along the sea front at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on 17 and 18 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/69

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 27 and 28 May 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Duxford Air Festival, Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, on 27 and 28 May 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M009/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/68

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 13 and 14 May 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Abingdon Air and Country Show, Abingdon Aerodrome, Oxfordshire on 13 and 14 May 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M011/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/62

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Paignton, Devon, 3 and 4 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Paignton, Devon, on 3 and 4 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/61

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cosford, 11 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton on 11 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/60

Important information for SkyWise app users

A new version of the SkyWise app is being released this week and will be available to download for Apple and Android devices. Please ensure that you have the option for ‘Automatic Downloads’ turned on in your device’s settings so that you can continue to receive notifications. Guidance for Apple devices Guidance for Android devices […]

Airprox awareness campaign

The number of Airprox incidents involving general aviation aircraft in the UK has been steadily increasing for a number of years. Spring usually sees a particularly sharp increase as the weather improves. The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has now launched an awareness campaign to remind pilots of how to minimise the risk of being involved […]

UK Airprox Board newsletter, March

UKAB’s March 2017 summary focuses on Airprox incidents in and around the visual circuit. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at a busy A/G airfield where multiple types using multiple runways in poor weather meant that options quickly became limited for one pilot. SW2017/56

Restricted airspace (temporary) – North Yorkshire, 25 April 2017

Restriction of flying regulations for Red Arrows display at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire on 25 April 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M008/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/034

Improved Pilot Medical Declaration form

A new, improved Pilot Medical Declaration process is now available – if you have already declared you do not need to do so again. The new process is online only, so applications by post or email will not be accepted. Replacing the old PDF form means that the form will now work on all current browsers, as well […]