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  • TrainingCom – Spring 2020

    News and advice for the training professional: TrainingCom – Spring 2020 This TrainingCom comes to you at what we know to be an unprecedented time for UK flight training organisations. This packed edition includes an appendix covering Aeroplane ATO and DTO Guidance.

  • Expired: Alert for Restricted Airspace – Syerston, Nottinghamshire (Temporary)

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for fast jet flying display rehearsals at RAF Syerston on 3 June 2020. Daily display times published by NOTAM. Full details in AIS Briefing Note at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com (listed under News as ‘Airspace Restrictions’ dated 28/05/2020). Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 84

    GA FEEDBACK Edition 84 The latest edition of GA FEEDBACK includes reports about: the handling of alternator failures; the importance of thorough flight planning; not allowing yourself to be pressured into flying when backed into corner by events on the ground; the use of recording equipment in the cockpit; and the importance of thorough pre- […]

  • COVID-19 – Recency Exemption for Commercial Air Transport Line Training

    The CAA has published the following exemption to support the industry through the COVID-19 outbreak: COVID-19 Outbreak: Recency Exemption for Line Training Personnel involved in Supervision of Line Flying – Commercial Air Transport Only (ORS4 No. 1390) This exemption is to assist an operator return aircrew to recency by using TRIs or TREs or line […]

  • CAA podcast shares tips for pilots preparing to return to GA flying post COVID-19

    CAA On Air – Episode 4 – Safety advice and tips for pilots returning to GA flying post COVID-19 Jonathan Nicholson and David Pratt talk to Hannah Foskett and Neil Winbolt from the CAA’s General Aviation unit about about how to prepare to return to the air after a longer than usual break from recreational […]

  • Expired: Preparing to prevent infringements: Focus on Redhill

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • Part-CAMO application process

    Following the introduction of Part CAMO under regulation EU 2019/1383 we have published guidance for all current Subpart G Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations about the transition process to Part CAMO. This information will help organisations and personnel involved in managing complex motor-powered aircraft and Licenced Air Carriers to transition to the new requirements. Please see […]

  • Carbon monoxide in the cockpit

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community and help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet this aim we have published an InFocus special on the continued risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in the […]

  • COVID 19 – Guidance for General Aviation Private Pilots

    COVID 19 – Preparing to Return to Normal Flying Operations for General Aviation Private Pilots Guidance to help General Aviation private pilots return safely to normal operations in line with Government COVID-19 related restrictions on recreational flying. This document is intended to complement guidelines issued by HM Government, the Department for Transport and Public Health […]

  • COVID 19 – Guidance for Flying Clubs and Schools

    COVID 19 – Preparing to Return to Normal Flying Operations for General Aviation Pilot Training Organisations (‘Flying Clubs and Schools’) Guidance to help General Aviation pilot training organisations and private pilots prepare to return safely to normal operations when allowed under Government COVID-19 related restrictions on recreational flying. This document is intended to complement guidelines […]

  • CAA’s new Bowtie Risk Model Strategy

    The CAA has published a new Bowtie Risk Model Strategy (CAP1329) which identifies how the models can be best used as an effective and proactive safety risk assessment tool. The overall aim is to inform and improve decision making so that the right actions can be taken to achieve the best safety outcomes for the […]

  • Safety advice and tips for pilots returning to GA flying post COVID-19

    To help pilots when they return to flying post COVID-19 restrictions we have put together some tips and advice to help return to the skies safely. You can view them at www.caa.co.uk/CAP1919 Wider Government COVID-19 advice is available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 134

    Air Transport FEEDBACK 134 is the first edition from our new Director Aviation, Steve Forward.  It contains reports about the handling of fuel priority calls; the importance of awareness of Minimum Safe Altitude versus Transition Level; fatigue management; go-arounds due to birds; unsafe engineering practices; and managing the long-term storage of aircraft.   These and many […]

  • COVID 19 – Display Pilot Authorisations, Display Authorisation Evaluators and Flying Display Directors currency requirements

    To assist the air display community during and post COVID-19 we have extended the currency requirements detailed in CAP 403 and CAP 1724 for Display Pilot Authorisations (‘DAs’), Display Authorisation Evaluators (‘DAEs’) and Flying Display Directors (‘FDDs’). Further information is available on our website.

  • COVID-19 – Preservation considerations

    In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, the CAA is providing guidance, primarily for the assistance of organisations unfamiliar with the storage and preservation of aircraft, by reminding them of the appropriate measures and sources of information available so that when aircraft are returned to operational service they can do so […]

  • Further Deadline Extension: Public Engagement on Accepting the Airspace Change Masterplan

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has made the decision to further extend the deadline of our public engagement on the proposed criteria that the Civil Aviation Authority will use to determine whether to accept the Airspace Change Masterplan. This will continue to allow stakeholders a greater opportunity to input into the engagement exercise despite the […]

  • Expired: Preparing to prevent infringements of Aerodrome Traffic Zones

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • COVID-19 – Exemptions for Part-BFCL, Part-SFCL and National Balloon Licence holders

    The two exemptions apply to UK CAA issued EASA LAPL(S) and (B), SPLand BPL and national Balloon licence holders.   They deal with the extension of validity and other time periods for licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and certificates of Sailplane and Balloon pilots, instructors and examiners ORS 4 No. 1381 – Extension of Validity and […]

  • Post Implementation Review (PIR) of Gatwick Airport Limited’s Route 4 RNAV-1 SID Airspace Change Proposal

    Following the analysis of the feedback received in the feedback exercise at the beginning of this year, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has now published the final version of it post implementation review (PIR) of Gatwick Airport Limited’s Route 4 RNAV-1 SID Airspace Change Proposal. As a result of our analysis, the CAA has […]

  • COVID-19 – UAS guidance for BVLOS operations

    The CAA’s UAS Unit has published ‘CAP1915 – UAS guidance for COVID-19 BVLOS Operations’, which enables UAS operators to apply for UAS BVLOS authorisations aimed at supporting the COVID-19 response more effectively and efficiently. It first describes the general factors relevant to the CAA when considering whether to grant an authorisation for UAS BVLOS operations […]

  • Solent corridor temporary danger area for unmanned aircraft operations

    From 1 May 2020 through to 31 July 2020, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be operating out of Lee-on-Solent aerodrome to carry out trials and delivery flights to the Isle of Wight for the purposes of a government led COVID-19 response plan. As it will be operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight and […]

  • Economic regulation of Heathrow: Programme update

    This document (CAP1914) provides an update on our programme for the development of the economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) in the light of the uncertainties brought about by: > the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; > the Court of Appeal’s decision on the Airports National Policy Statement; and >HAL’s decision to pause its […]

  • Expired: Consultation on new edition of CAP632 ‘Ex-Military Aircraft’

    While we absolutely appreciate that much of the UK’s aviation community is being severely affected by COVID-19, we do need to prepare for a safe return for aviation and develop future rules and regulations. To meet that aim our consultation on a new edition of ‘Operation of Permit-to-Fly ex-military aircraft on the UK register’ (CAP623) […]

  • Suspension of all initial CPL and IR Test Bookings

    In line with Government restrictions, all initial CPL and IR tests are currently cancelled. Whilst the lockdown period continues, no flight test bookings will be accepted by the CAA, as these are deemed to be non-essential activities. The CAA has a duty of care to the examiners who carry out these tests on its behalf, […]

  • COVID-19 – Non Destructive Testing (NDT) re-qualification

    The National Aerospace NDT Board Forum EU members, EASA, and the CAA have agreed to a temporary extension scheme for people with approvals that expire between March and June. For details see the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) website (documents AD014 and AD01_frm_A) The BINDT website also has guidance for PCN-Aero users. SW2020/091

  • Expired: CAP 1789 – The EU UAS regulation package – April 2020 update

    The CAA has published an updated version of CAP 1789 which provides updated guidance based on revised information and policy developments that have been provided since its original publication in June 2019. It provides a simple explanation of the general intent behind the regulations and also includes a section which aims to answer some of […]

  • Expired: Preparing to prevent infringements in Liverpool Controlled Airspace

    While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety awareness. To meet that aim we are continuing to publish information […]

  • COVID 19 – Changes to MET forecasts

    The Met Office is currently prioritising activities so that it can continue to carry out urgent governmental work. To support the Met Office and in light of current restrictions on General Aviation, the CAA has sanctioned changes including: A suspension of GAMETs, Gatwick Take Off Forecasts, and aerodrome warnings for General Aviation airfields, and 9 […]

  • CAP 794 Air Traffic Controllers – Initial Training Objectives: New edition published

    This alert is to inform UK certificated TO/ITOs that Edition 2 of CAP 794 – Air Traffic Controllers – Initial Training Objectives, has been published. The content has had major review, due to numerous documentary changes. One significant addition is the inclusion of UK Initial Training Terminal Objectives which, due to an error, were not […]