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  • Display season 18 mid-season update

    We have published a Display season 18 mid-season update, containing a number of observations in order to provide feedback on DS18 to Display Pilots, Event Organisers and Flying Display Directors. SW2018/139

  • CAP 1678: Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Decision

    The CAA has published its decision relating to the Farnborough Airport Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of the decision document, with other related documentation to follow, can be found on our airspace change page. SW2018/137

  • Important information for FAA airmen certificate holders

    Holders of FAA airmen certificates issued on the basis of a UK licence where the UK licence number does not follow this example: GBR.FCL.PP.123456A.A should check the guidance on the CAA website if they have already applied for a UK licence issue or conversion. These applicants will have to travel to the US for their […]

  • Update to website: EU exit

    We have updated our website with information about our preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU. Read more on our EU exit page. SW2018/135

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Scotland, 13-15 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Prestwick and Ayrshire 13-15 July 2018 for visiting Head of State. Details by NOTAM and more information on NATS website. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/134

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – South England, 12-13 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at London and multiple locations to Essex, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 12-13 July 2018 for visiting Head of State. Details by NOTAM and more information on NATS website. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/133

  • New guidance on upset prevention and recovery training for FSTDs

    We have published information on our website describing the process by which suitable flight simulator training devices (FSTDs) can be qualified to support upset prevention and recovery training (UPRTs) according to CS-FSTA(A) Issue 2, and in readiness for the issue of amended Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011. SW2018/132

  • Revocation of Alternative Means of Compliance FCL.A(b)(1)(ii), revalidation flight with Flight Instructor

    The CAA has revoked the Alternative Means of Compliance (EASA ref: 2012-00009) published by the CAA in 2012, against Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended, Annex I, FCL.740.A(b)(1)(ii). This was also published in CAP 804, Part I, Section 4, Part H, Subpart 1, Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material (AMC and GM). The reason […]

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – Silverstone, 6-8 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations at Silverstone and Turweston for British Grand Prix between 6 and 8 July 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M042/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/128

  • Expired: Restricted airspace (temporary) – RAF Fairford, 10 – 16 July 2018

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, between 10 and 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M050/2018 and AIC M051/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2018/122

  • Economic regulation of Gatwick Airport – initial consultation

    We have published an initial consultation on the process and timetable for reviewing the economic regualtion of Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL), and on possible issues to be addressed during this process. Views are invited until 31 August 2018. SW2018/119

  • Update to Standards Document 24(A)

    We have published Version 5 of Standards Document 24(A) which contains policy and guidance for examiners: multi-pilot aeroplanes (MPA) and single-pilot high performance complex aeroplanes (SP HPCA) and type rating skill test and proficiency checks using SRG1158 Schedule. Version 5 is a complete re-issue incorporating current and new policies and procedures. SW2018/118

  • Pre-display season symposium 2019

    The 2019 Pre-Display Season Symposium will be held on 5 and 6 March 2019. Further information will follow, and details of previous symposia are available on our website. SW2018/117

  • 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