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  • Flying Display Director Accreditation Course – dates for 2019

    The dates of the next Flying Display Directors’ Accreditation Course will be 29-30 January 2019. The course is part of the FDD accreditation process, for which further information is available on our website. Details of the course will be notified on this page and in an alert once confirmed. SW2018/116

  • Reg (EU) 2017/373 – Air Traffic Management Common Requirements Implementing Regulation) updates

    Our Regulation (EU) 2017/373 website content has been updated to reflect recent developments. While parts of the regulation remain under development (Parts ATS, AIS, FPD), we have updated Parts DAT and PERS content and the links to EASA material. This page will be updated regularly as we progress our work to implement the regulation. SW2018/115

  • Post-display season symposium 2018

    The 2018 Post-Display Season Symposium will be held on 7 and 8 November 2018 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Details are available on our website, and the closing date for applications is 23 October 2018. SW2018/114

  • Aircraft accident and serious incident reporting at aerodromes

    Following industry feedback and in coordination with the AAIB a new version of CAP 493 SI 2018/02 has been published: CAP 493 SI 2018/02: Aircraft Accident and Serious Incident Reporting at Aerodrome Table 2 in the original version detailed incident circumstances entitled ‘Serious Incident (including MAYDAY and PAN messages)’. This has been split into two separate […]

  • Restricted airspace (temporary) – Llandudno, 30 June 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Llandudno, North Wales on 30 June 2018. Details by NOTAM and at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/111

  • 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 […]

  • Expired: 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

  • Expired: Alert for restricted airspace (temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations in Central London 9 June 2018 for Trooping the Colour. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M035/2018. Restrictions of flying also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/95

  • Expired: 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

  • CAP 1528 Guidance for Part 147 Instructors

    A new issue of CAP 1528 has been published that provides minor updates and clarification of guidance for invigilators. CAP 1528 is available for download from the CAA website. SW2018/92

  • 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

  • Expired: 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

  • Expired: 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