Alerts: Drones

Here you can see details of all alerts issued during the last 12 months. Select a category to see the relevant headlines, sorted by date, and click on one to read the full alert. If you are looking for information about an older notification please email content@caa.co.uk including the reference number where possible e.g. SW2017/194.

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Blackpool, Lancashire, 13-14 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Blackpool on 13 and 14 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M091/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at Blackpool on 13 and 14 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the […]

Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 8 – 10 August

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 8 – 10 August 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0700-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Marham, Norfolk, 28 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at RAF Marham, Norfolk on 28 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/188

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, 28 July – 8 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations – XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022, between 28 July and 8 August 2022. Details by NOTAMs and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais.  Additional briefing material is at www.airspacesafety.com/Birmingham-2022 Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/186

Hot weather warning for drone pilots

Excessive heat can cause component or battery failure, which can lead to a loss of control. When flying your drone in hotter than normal weather you should: > Check the maximum operating temperature for your drone.> Avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight of your drone and controller. > Be aware of the impact of the hot […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, 22 – 28 July – DRONE ONLY

Restriction of Flying Regulations DRONE ONLY – XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022, between 22 and 28 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions apply to the operation of all drones. More information on the restrictions for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: […]

Expired: Birmingham Commonwealth Games Airspace Restrictions

In the interests of public safety and security the UK Government has announced areas of restricted airspace for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Airspace users will not be allowed within these areas without the permission of West Midlands Police. The main restrictions will be from 28 July to 9 August. Drone restrictions start on the 22 July and run to […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lossiemouth, Moray, 20 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at Lossiemouth, Moray on 20  July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/176

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Royal Air Force Fairford, Gloucestershire, 13 – 18 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford and in vicinity of RAF Brize Norton between 13 and 18 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M062/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/174

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Farnborough International Airshow, 11 – 24 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Farnborough International Airshow between 11 and 24 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M059/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. More information on the restrictions for Farnborough International Airshow is available on the Airspace & Safety Initiative website:  Farnborough International Airshow 2022 – […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 11 – 12 July

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 11th – 12th July 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0800-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Consultation – AMC & GM to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947

The CAA is consulting on the Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 and would like your opinion. The purpose of this consultation is to provide input from a larger breadth of expertise and experience than contained within the CAA alone. There is also a legal requirement to consult when […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – MOD West Freugh, 11 – 29 July

GNSS and licence exempt frequency jamming, impacting RPAS and electronic situational awareness devices, will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045549W. Activity expected 0830-1600 daily, as notified by NOTAM. GNSS (L1 & L2): 5000ft AMSL and below – Up to 7NM expected, 22NM […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 6 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Sandringham and Windsor on 6 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/157

London CTA Helicopter Forecast

Airspace users are reminded that, the London CTA Helicopter Forecast is issued four times a day and provides a specific forecast of cloud base and visibility. It is available to view on the Met Office Aviation Briefing Service at Aviation Briefing Service – Guidance – Met Office Further Met information and resources are also available […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Southport Air Display, 7 – 10 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Southport Air Display, between 7 and 10 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M061/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows and Korean Black Eagles displays at Southport, Merseyside on 7, 8, 9 and 10 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – MOD Boscombe Down, 4-5 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display practice at MOD Boscombe Down, Wiltshire between 4 and 5 July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M055/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/153

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 5th – 7th July 2022 – CANCELLED

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 5th – 7th July 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0900-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Cap 1789A Update

The CAA has updated CAP 1789A to reflect the changes made to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 in the Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 . These updates remove certain applicability dates, for provisions that were not retained at the point that the UK left the EU.

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Swansea Bay, Wales, 1 -3 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wales Air Show 2022 at Swansea Bay between 1 and 3 July. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M054/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais .  Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Swansea Bay on 2 and 3 July . Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Silverstone and Turweston, 1 – 3 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for British Grand Prix Silverstone and Turweston 1 -3 July Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Silverstone, Northamptonshire on 3 July. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 www.nats-uk.ead-it.com   Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/145

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Teignmouth, Devon, 2 July

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Teignmouth, Devon on 2nd July 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/144

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Scarborough seafront, 25 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Scarborough Armed Forces Air Display seafront on 25 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M044/2022 at  www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/140

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Cleethorpes, 25 – 26 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Cleethorpes Armed Forces Weekend Air Display, on 25 and 26 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M047/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/136

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Weston-Super-Mare, 26 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Weston-Super-Mare on 26th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/135

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary – Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent, 24 – 26 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow, at Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent on 24,25 and 26 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M049/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/130

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lashenden/Headcorn, 24 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Lashenden/Headcorn, Kent on 24th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/128

Open category Legacy and Transitional UAS provision

Earlier this year we consulted on whether to extend the Legacy and Transitional UAS provisions in the Open category. We received a fantastic level of responses from the drone community and have now published our consultation response document. Our latest podcast explains the conclusions we’ve now come to and our recommendation to Government for taking […]

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022 No. 637) was laid in parliament on 10 June 2022 which amends: UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1976 (Sailplanes)UK Regulation (EU) 2018/395 (Balloons)UK Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (Aircrew), andUK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 (Unmanned Aircraft) on 1 July 2022 and UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (Basic Regulation) on 1 July 2022 […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Newport, Isle of Wight, 17 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Newport, Isle of Wight on 17th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/118

CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 92

The summer flying season is upon us and now would be a good time to review lessons that might be relevant before we all launch into the air. This edition of CHIRP GA FEEDBACK looks back at the previous 12 months and also includes thoughts on camera and equipment mounts, how to check that you’ve […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – RAF Cosford, 10 – 12 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for the RAF Cosford Airshow, between 10 and 12 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M041/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be promulgated separately SW2022/114

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Teesside Airshow, 11 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at the Teesside Airshow on 11th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/112

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 6 – 9 June 2022

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 6th – 9th June 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0900-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Paignton, Devon, 4 – 5 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at the English Riviera Airshow at Paignton, Devon on 4th and 5th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/110

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Paignton Seafront, 3 – 5 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying displays will take place at Paignton Seafront between 3 and 5 June 2022. Daily display times published by NOTAM. Full detail in AIC M026/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/106

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Midlands Air Festival, 2 – 4 June

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Midlands Air Festival, Ragley Hall Warwickshire on 2,3 and 4 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M027/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/105

Expired: RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY) – Queen’s Jubilee Flypast – 02 June 2022

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a flypast to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen on 02 June 2022. The flypast will start in the vicinity of The Wash, The North Sea and Southwold, Suffolk and Southend then route from the hold via Swaffham and Thetford and Colchester towards London to overfly Buckingham […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Queen’s Jubilee Flypast Rehearsal– 24, 26 and 27 May 2022

Restriction of Flying Regulations for rehearsals for a flypast to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen will be held during the period 24, 26 and 27 May 2022 . The rehearsals will start in the vicinity of The Wash, The North Sea and Southwold, Suffolk and Southend then route via the overhead […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – Sennybridge, 23 – 27 May and 30 May – 3 June 2022

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P024/2022. Please refer to AIC for more information. During the trials impacted systems utilising GNSS and licence exempt frequencies used for RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated […]

Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 23 – 27 May, 13 – 17 June, 13 – 22 July, 14 – 23 September, 19 – 28 October, 16 – 25 November 2022

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P034/2022. Please refer to AIC for more information. During the trials impacted systems utilising GNSS and licence exempt frequencies used for RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated […]

CHIRP Drone/UAS FEEDBACK Edition 4

This fourth edition of CHIRP’s Drone/UAS FEEDBACK newsletter continues to build on previous newsletters by bringing a number of Human Factors issues and thoughts to the attention of drone users.  Four reports are discussed within.  All of us can learn from events that happened to others, and CHIRP is the conduit for individuals to confidentially share […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 142

As the post-COVID airline industry transitions from survival to recovery, CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 142 reviews some of the key issues from the last 12 months that have recently focused on commercial pressures and rostering versus available resources and manning.  There are also reports discussing UPRT training, Approach Bans, maintenance quality concerns, and lack […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – London, 10 May

Restriction of Flying Regulations for the State Opening of Parliament, London, on 10 May 2022. Details by NOTAM and AIS briefing sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. Helicopter route H4 and non-specific flight/enhanced non-specific flight clearances contained within area withdrawn for duration. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/082

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 27 April

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Sandringham and Windsor on 27 April 2022. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at NATS UK | Briefing Sheets (ead-it.com) Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/076

Legacy and Transitional category consultation

We have launched a consultation for drone users on whether the UK should extend the Legacy and Transitional category UAS provisions in the Open category. Let us know your views at https://consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/legacy-and-transitional-provision/

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 20 April

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Windsor and Sandringham on 20 April 2022.Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/aisRestrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.SW2022/070

Expired: Ofcom decision to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences

Please note that following a notice of proposed variation earlier this year Ofcom has published a decision on their website regarding a variation of WT Act Licenses that impacts all aircraft and aircraft (transportable) licensees. The decision can be viewed on the Ofcom website. SW2022/066

Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Restriction of flying regulations HMS Queen Elizabeth Port visit – Liverpool, 24-28 March 2022 Unmanned only

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Liverpool from 24-28 March 2022. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais SW 2022/058

Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, Red Arrows out-of-season practice 28 March to 8 April

Restriction of Flying Regulations for fast jet flying display rehearsals will take place at Royal Air Force Waddington between 28th March and 8th April 2022. Full detail in AIS Briefing Note at NATS UK | Briefing Sheets.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/055

22/23 CAA Scheme of Charges Publication

The CAA has published the revised 14 Schemes of Charges and the Consultation response document on the 17th  March 2022 under CAA UK Official Record Series 5, that will be legally implemented with effect from the 1st April 2022. The current 14 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31st March 2022.

CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 91

Download the latest edition of CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK After a stop-start year last year, CHIRP is looking forward to more consistent and regular flying this year as Spring/Summer approaches. As part of getting back to flying, the need to consider contingencies and have a ‘Plan B’ is an important part of pre-flight planning and […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 141

CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 141 focuses on fatigue and tiredness resulting from maximised duty times as companies ramp up operations now that international COVID restrictions have been relaxed.  There are also reports describing normalised deviance in the engineering and flight crew environments where people have routinely cut corners in an attempt to meet the […]

New edition of CAP 1054 Aeronautical Data Quality

The CAA has published Edition 2 of CAP 1054 Aeronautical Data Quality providing guidance to UK industry on the means of achieving compliance with applicable national and international aeronautical data quality requirements for the provision and maintenance of aeronautical data and aeronautical information in UK Aeronautical Information Products.

Expired: CHIRP Drone/UAS FEEDBACK Edition 3

This third edition of CHIRP’s Drone/UAS FEEDBACK newsletter continues to build on previous newsletters by bringing a number of Human Factors issues and thoughts to the attention of drone users. Four reports are discussed within: a collision with a tree; an incident with unexpected backwards flight after take-off; special use airspace vs geo-fencing; and unexpected loss […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 23 January

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Windsor and Sandringham on 23 January 2022. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2022/009

Radio & Transponder Mandatory Zones

As part of our work to enable the Airspace Modernisation Strategy, the CAA has reviewed and amended its policies on radio and transponder mandatory zones (RMZ and TMZ). This has resulted in: # new acceptable means of compliance and guidance material to SERA.6005 Requirements for Communications and SSR Transponders adopted through ORS9 CAA Decision No […]

Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – MOD West Freugh, 10 January – 4 February 2022

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies, impacting RPAS and electronic situational awareness devices will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers will be located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045550W. Activity expected 0830-1600 daily. GNSS (L1 & L2):70m AMSL and below – Up to 22NM (Radius)5000ft AMSL and below – […]

Restricted Airspace (Permanent) Windsor Castle from 27 January 2022

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Windsor Castle (EG R156) come into force wef 27 January 2022.  Airspace restrictions will apply permanently. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M101/2021 at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/328

Updated Consolidated version of UAS Implementing Regulation

We have updated CAP1789A – Consolidated version of Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to reflect a number of regulatory changes made this year.

Event and Obstacle Notification

We have published new guidance on how to notify the CAA about events and obstacles in UK airspace.  We have also introduced a new online form for submitting notifications. Persons responsible for existing or proposed obstacles of 100 metres or more above ground level are to ensure that they comply with the mandatory requirement (Article […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Portsmouth Harbour, 09 December – DRONE ONLY

Restriction of Flying Regulations for unmanned aircraft only for Portsmouth Harbour on 09 December 2021. This is in addition to the Restriction of Flying Regulations for Portsmouth Harbour on 10 December 2021 (Skywise alert number: SW2021/310) Details by NOTAM and in an AIS Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. SW2021/313

Expired: CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 90

Hopefully, most of the GA community will have managed to get at least some flying in over the summer period and pilots were able to brush up on their flying skills.  There will undoubtedly have been many things that didn’t go quite as well as planned, and plenty of good saves when things started to […]

Expired: Statutory charges FY22/23: Consultation

Our Statutory charges FY22/23 consultation has now been published and explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2022. We look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those we regulate. We welcome comments on all aspects of the proposals, including the […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 9 November

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Sandringham and Windsor on 9 November 2021. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/288

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 4 November

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Helicopter Flight between Windsor and Sandringham on 4 November 2021. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/286

CAP1616 Airspace Change Regulatory Guidance Review – Engagement

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today opened a public engagement exercise as part of its review into its airspace change process, known as CAP1616. We are inviting all stakeholders to share their views and experiences of the CAP1616 process and its guidance through our online survey. We are asking for comments before 30 November […]

New Aviation Safety Regulations published

This Skywise is to advise that The Aviation Safety (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021, SI 2021 No. 1203 have been published, making amendments to retained EU regulations. A table setting out the various dates upon which the amendments made by this SI will come into force can be found here: Details of retained EU law […]

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 140

Air Transport FEEDBACK 140 covers a wide-ranging set of issues reported to CHIRP during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic period.   The editorial focuses on the need to proactively report across the whole spectrum of safety concerns so that we can identify emerging themes before they become critical  – one such theme being the growing pressure […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – COP 26 Summit, 30 October – 13 November

Restriction of Flying Regulations for COP 26 Summit 30 October – 13 November 2021.  Details by NOTAMs: B2597, J4277, J4278, J4282, J4292, J4293, J4294, and J4295.  AIC 091/2021 at www.nats.aero/ais also refers.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/279

New AMC & GM – UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 SERA

The CAA has published a revised package of acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) to UK Reg (EU) No 923/2012 the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA). The AMC and GM package can be found on the UK Regulations website and incorporates the recent amendment to the AMC and GM to […]

The UKAB Annual report 2020

The UK Airprox Board’s new annual report offers an historic overview of cases followed by a detailed breakdown of Airprox by sector, risk, altitude and airspace. Understanding Airprox and the factors behind them is a key step towards mitigating against mid-air collision and UKAB’s sole purpose is to share its work far and wide to […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Portsmouth, 20 or 21 October

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Portsmouth on 20 or 21 October 2021. Date dependent on weather conditions. Details by NOTAM www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/272

Upcoming changes to Aviation safety law

The CAA has updated its Safety Policy and Legislation tracker to include its Opinions to the Department for Transport on five packages of changes to Aviation safety law. The Department for Transport has accepted these Opinions and is taking the steps necessary to implement changes to the relevant regulations via an upcoming Statutory Instrument. We […]

Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Restrictions of flying regulations Tottenham Hotspur football stadium, 10 and 17 October 2021 – DRONE ONLY

Restriction of Flying Regulations for unmanned aircraft only for Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium on 10 and 17 October 2021. Details by NOTAM and in an AIS Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais.  SW2021/267

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Leicester Aerodrome, 25 – 26 September – CANCELLED

As of 21/09 this event has been cancelled. Restriction of Flying Regulations for an AERO CLUB RACE at Leicester Aerodrome on 25th and 26th September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M070/2021 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/254

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) Alerts

After considering feedback, from today (20 September) any SkyWise alerts for temporary restricted airspace will only be sent to the category ‘Airspace alerts’. Any restrictions including the use of drones will also be sent to the category ‘drones’. To continue receiving these alerts, please ensure that you are subscribed to the ‘Airspace Alerts’ and/or ‘Drones’ […]

CAP 2248: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by RPAS

The CAA Innovation Hub has published CAP 2248, which provides guidance to RPAS operators on the requirements and application process to gain approval from the CAA to carry dangerous goods in the UK, including a case study on dangerous goods related to COVID-19 relief efforts. The CAA is currently refining its approach for assessing dangerous […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, 17 – 19 September

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow at Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire on 17,18 and 19 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2021 at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2021/245

Expired: CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 89

GA FEEDBACK 89 includes a number of topics that will have relevance to the GA community as we return to flying over the summer period.  Having suffered from an extended period of not flying due to COVID-19 restrictions, the key messages are to take care to follow procedures and check lists properly, beware task-fixation and […]

Expired: CHIRP Drone/UAS FEEDBACK Edition 2

Drone/UAS FEEDBACK – Edition 2. As many of you will know, CHIRP is developing a confidential reporting programme for Human Factors “HF” and Just Culture occurrences arising from the operation of Drones, UAS or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The aim is for what are, in some cases, relatively new members to the world of […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Permanent) Raymill House, Lacock, Wiltshire – 9 September

Restricted Airspace (EG R106) has been established effective 9 September 2021 at Raymill House, Lacock, Wiltshire. Details are in UK Statutory Instrument 2021 No. 703 (The Air Navigation (Restriction of flying) Raymill House, Lacock) Regulations 2021 and AIC M064/21.

Expired: CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 139

Air Transport FEEDBACK 139 includes comments on themes from recent reports to CHIRP, many of which have focused on company/workforce relations, culture and trust.  Also mentioned is the need to make sure that recent publications that have been issued when many people and/or departments have been furloughed are properly understood and incorporated in return to […]

Expired: Notification of jamming trial – MOD West Freugh, 6 September – 4 October

Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies, impacting common RPAS control and electronic situational awareness devices will affect areas around Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Jammers will be located within 3 miles of 545021N 0045550W. GNSS (L1 & L2) impact as follows: 70m AMSL and below – Up to 22NM (Radius) 5000ft […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Old Warden, 5 September

Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Old Warden Aerodrome on Sunday 5 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M012/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/226

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Helicopter flight, 3 September

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a helicopter flight between Balmoral and Edinburgh on 3 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in a briefing sheet at www.nats.aero/ais Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/225

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, 5 – 17 September

Restriction of Flying Regulations for tethered unlit balloons exercise at Topcliffe, North Yorkshire from 5 September to 17 September 2021. Full details in AIS Briefing Note at www.nats.aero/ais and associated NOTAM.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones SW2021/223

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bournemouth Air Festival, 1 – 5 September

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Bournemouth Air Show between 1 and 5 September 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M073/2021 at  www.nats.aero/ais  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be promulgated separately. SW2021/220

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Clacton, Essex, 26 and 27 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Clacton, Essex on 26 and 27 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/217

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Sidmouth, Devon, 27 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Sidmouth, Devon 27 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/215

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Wyton, Cambridgeshire, 26 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Wyton, Cambridgeshire on 26 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/213

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Creamfields Music Festival, Cheshire, 26-30 August – DRONE ONLY

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Creamfields Music Festival, Daresbury, Cheshire between 26 and 30 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in an AIS Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions only apply to the operation of drones. SW2021/211

CAP 722F – Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance

The CAA has published CAP 722F – Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance as part of the CAP 722 suite of RPAS documents, on the operation of model aircraft. CAP 722F sets out the applicable regulatory requirements and introduces the new Article 16 authorisation scheme. SW2021/206

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – RAF Marham, Norfolk, 25 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at RAF Marham, Norfolk on 25 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/205

CAP 1789A Update – Consolidated version of US IR

The CAA has updated CAP 1789A- (Consolidated version of Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) with the removal of some parts of the regulation that were not applicable at the time of EU exit, and therefore not carried across into UK domestic law. […]

The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK.

The CAA has published the process that will be used in developing aviation policy and legislation in the UK. The process involves coordinated activity between the CAA and the DfT and will be used in the development of aviation legislation, certification specifications and other detailed specifications, acceptable means of compliance and guidance material. Information about […]

RPAS Loss of Control – propeller detachment recommendations

The CAA has issued a number of recommendations to reduce the likelihood of RPAS propeller detachment.   This guidance can be found on the CAA website, and will be added to CAP 722 in due course .   UAS Operators and remote pilots in the Open and Specific category of operation should familiarise themselves with this […]

NATS AIS Internet Briefing System (IBS)

NATS will replace the AIS IBS with a new system on Thursday, 12th August 2021. The new system provides an improved user interface and enhanced functionality – Full details of changes are available via the NATS news item at www.nats.aero/ais including a new User Manual. Note: Users with existing Pre-flight Information Bulletin (PIB) accounts will […]

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Falmouth, Cornwall, 11 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at Falmouth, Cornwall on 11 August 2021. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M065/2021 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/193

Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Carnoustie, Angus, 15-23 August

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Womens Open Golf Championships, Carnoustie, Angus, 15-23 August. Details by NOTAM and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2021/192