Alerts: Microlights

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Listen up: CAA announces changes to airspace squawks

The latest listening-out squawks, designed to help general aviation pilots steer safely clear of controlled airspace, are today being updated. New codes are being introduced (Liverpool, Brize Norton and Southend) along with changes to several existing ones. For access to the new codes, as well as a handy downloadable chart including all the changes, go […]

SERA implementation

The UK is currently implementing the final part of the ‘Standardised European Rules of the Air’ (SERA – Regulation (EU) 923/2012), effective 12 October 2017. In addition to amending the key CAPs and the UK AIP, we have updated our consolidation of SERA, the ANO and The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 ahead of 12 […]

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