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  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Cleethorpes, 25 – 26 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Cleethorpes Armed Forces Weekend Air Display, on 25 and 26 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M047/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/136

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Weston-Super-Mare, 26 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Weston-Super-Mare on 26th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/135

  • Helicopter flight in degraded visual conditions

    The purpose of this notice is to remind helicopter pilots, operators and training schools of the advice and guidance that is available to assist in the management of flight in a degraded visual environment, including its recognition and avoidance, appropriate training, flight planning and action in the event of encountering deteriorating conditions. AIC P 137/2019 […]

  • AAC Workshop: Workshop: Weather guide to day trip planning

    Astral Aviation Consulting (AAC) is holding a free weather workshop with Chris, Matt and Simon Keeling for a weather workshop on planning the perfect day trip. The trio will go through some of the planning and prep involved, as well as talking through a range of other considerations. There will be opportunities to interact throughout, as […]

  • Re-opening of Same Day Licensing Counter at Aviation House

    The same day counter service, which allows applicants to have their licence or certificate issued on the day, reopens at Aviation House on 4 July 2022. The booking line will be made available from 27 June 2022. Full details of the services offered can be found on our website. SW2022/132

  • Expired: Space Weather Advisories and Space Weather Webinar

    ICAO Space Weather Advisories are now being disseminated through the Aeronautical Fixed Service – further details can be found in CAP1428: Impacts of Space Weather on Aviation. For information on how to receive space weather advisories please contact NATS Data Services on DataServicesSupport@nats.co.uk Met Office Space Weather Webinar: Thursday 23 June 14:00-15:00 To learn more […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lashenden/Headcorn, 24 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrows display at Lashenden/Headcorn, Kent on 24th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/128

  • Open category Legacy and Transitional UAS provision

    Earlier this year we consulted on whether to extend the Legacy and Transitional UAS provisions in the Open category. We received a fantastic level of responses from the drone community and have now published our consultation response document. Our latest podcast explains the conclusions we’ve now come to and our recommendation to Government for taking […]

  • Automated Flight Crew Licensing application updates

    As part of improvements to our licensing services, applicants with a CAA portal account will now receive automated updates when the status of their Flight Crew Licensing application changes, providing visibility of their progress through the licensing process.  Updates will be sent for all Flight Crew Licensing applications, regardless of how the applicant has applied […]

  • The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022

    The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022 No. 637) was laid in parliament on 10 June 2022 which amends: UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1976 (Sailplanes)UK Regulation (EU) 2018/395 (Balloons)UK Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (Aircrew), andUK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 (Unmanned Aircraft) on 1 July 2022 and UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (Basic Regulation) on 1 July 2022 […]

  • MATS Pt 1 SI: Wake Turbulence Separation Minima

    Supplementary Instruction SI 2022/05 to the Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 was published on 13 June 2022, effective 13 June 2022. The purpose of this Supplementary Instruction (SI) to the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) is to remind air traffic controllers of the requirements relating to the application […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Newport, Isle of Wight, 17 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Newport, Isle of Wight on 17th June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M025/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/118

  • UK AIP and chart format changes – AIRAC 07/2022

    To comply with regulatory requirements changes will be made to the format of the UK AIP and Aeronautical Charts effective AIRAC 07/2022: • ENR 3 ATS Routes: Tables restructured. • ENR 5.5 Aerial Sporting/Recreational Activities: For easy reference all sites published in a single alphabetical list regardless of type. • AD 2 Aerodromes: New section […]

  • CHIRP General Aviation FEEDBACK Edition 92

    The summer flying season is upon us and now would be a good time to review lessons that might be relevant before we all launch into the air. This edition of CHIRP GA FEEDBACK looks back at the previous 12 months and also includes thoughts on camera and equipment mounts, how to check that you’ve […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – RAF Cosford, 10 – 12 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for the RAF Cosford Airshow, between 10 and 12 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M041/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions for a Jet Formation Display Team will be promulgated separately SW2022/114

  • Infringement Webinar and Military Civil Air Safety Day

    Airspace Infringement Avoidance Amanda Rhodes (Air Traffic Radar Controller for Luton and Stansted) joins the GASCo panel for tonight’s airspace infringement avoidance webinar which will include tips and suggestions, quizzes and an example of airspace pre-flight planning using Threat & Error Management techniques. Monday 6 June (19:00 start) – register online https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j2or6hFBQR2qVaO_vxmCzQ Military Civil Air […]