Sustained high temperatures and flying weather Safety Alert

Attention all Balloon Operators and Balloon Pilots

We have received several whistleblower reports and MOR submissions that would seem to indicate during this period of prolonged good weather, Commercial Pilots are breaching Flight Time Limitations (FTL).

Please communicate to all Pilots the need to comply with FTL, and to ensure that appropriate rest periods are taken.

Given the unusually high temperatures keep a wary eye on your load calculations, recent audits have revealed declared underloads in single figures.

Pilots and Crews undertaking a series of flights in a row, at a Fiesta etc, are asked to bear in mind their fitness to fly or drive as tiredness will add serious risk.

Many thanks for your assistance in communicating these vital messages.

Be Safe Fly Safe

SW2018/170