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  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Eastbourne, East Sussex, 17 – 21 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Eastbourne, East Sussex between 17-21 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M067/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.   Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Eastbourne, East Sussex on 18, 19, 20 and 21 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.   […]

  • Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Blackpool, Lancashire, 13-14 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Blackpool on 13 and 14 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M091/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at Blackpool on 13 and 14 August 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M072/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com. Restrictions also apply to the […]

  • Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 8 – 10 August

    Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 8 – 10 August 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0700-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz. […]

  • Update to requirements for Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (ROCC) Holders

    Supplementary Amendment (SA) to CAP 452 – Aeronautical Radio Station Operator’s Guide published to inform Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence (ROCC) holders of the urgent updated requirements following an investigation of an incident by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and the subsequent discussions held between the AAIB and the CAA. Details contained in this […]

  • CAP 785B Volume II – Implementation and Safeguarding of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs) in the UK – updated link

    The CAA has published CAP 785B Volume II “Implementation and Safeguarding of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs) in the UK”.  The CAP provides clarification on the process to implement IFPs in the UK and clarification for the provision of IFP safeguarding. View CAP785B Volume II Implementation and Safeguarding of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs) in the UK. SW2022/204

  • Women’s World Gliding Championship 2022

    The United Kingdom is hosting the Women’s World Gliding Championships 2022 in August. We have issued an exemption that permits individuals registered for the competition to operate G registered Sailplanes on the basis of their Third County Licence during the practice and competition periods. ORS4 No. 1551 (caa.co.uk) SW2022/202

  • Airspace Infringement Avoidance

    GASCo webinar: Monday 1 August – 1900 hours GASCo Regional Safety Officers provide information on how to avoid having an airspace infringement. The webinar will include tips and suggestions, quizzes and an example of airspace pre-flight planning using Threat & Error Management techniques. The GASCo panel will be joined by Amanda Rhodes. Amanda is an approach […]

  • Potential for airspace restrictions associated with uncontrolled re-entry of space debris

    The European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking consortium has been tracking a large space rocket (Chinese originating Long March 5B rocket) and estimate it will re-enter earth atmosphere between Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July. The potential re-entry path does not bring any debris over the UK, but could impact flights planned through Bulgaria, France, […]

  • UK Civil Aviation Authority and US Federal Aviation Administration agree continuation of Maintenance Implementation Procedures beyond 2022

    The Civil Aviation Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration have provided an update on the planned changes to the Maintenance Implementation Procedures. The existing procedures were agreed between the UK and the USA in January 2021, which allowed for the continuation of maintenance organisation approvals between the UK and the USA post-EU Exit until 31 […]

  • Expired: Planning to fly in the West Midlands?

    Check details of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games airspace restrictions: airspacesafety.com/birmingham-2022/ Expect increased traffic density in areas adjacent to Birmingham due to traffic avoiding the restricted areas between 28 July to 9 August 2022. Consider the potential knock-on effect when planning your flight – including aircraft routeing south of CTA-2 around the Daventry VOR / DME area. An […]

  • New Airspace Change Portal release

    As part of a new release for the Airspace Change Portal, we have added some new features and upgraded some of the existing functionality for both sponsors and the public. Full details of the changes can be read in a news article on the portal. SW2022/194

  • Space Launch and Orbit Group, July 2022

    The CAA has published new content from the Space Launch and Orbit Group sessions, held on the 7th and 8th July. Please see the CAA website for more information. SW2022/192

  • Active Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Trial Update

    We have now collated and reviewed the third quarter of trial data (March 2022- May 2022). The trial report for this period is available on the Carbon Monoxide in General Aviation page of our website.  We featured an update on the CODE project in our new GA podcast: Airworthiness – Carbon monoxide – STEM – CAA on […]

  • Flying in Cloud

    A recent Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigation has highlighted the importance of being properly qualified to fly in cloud. Our new podcast and animation cover the safety guidance and resources that pilots should be aware of. Links to both are available on this page of our website: Flying in Cloud | Civil Aviation Authority

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Marham, Norfolk, 28 July

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a Red Arrow display at RAF Marham, Norfolk on 28 July 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. SW2022/188

  • New And Updated Safety Sense Leaflet: Ditching

    The latest new and updated Safety Sense Leaflet on Ditching has been launched. Designed to provide guidance on ditching light aircraft on water. Primarily focused on the aeroplane pilot; although much will be applicable to helicopters. Ditching is a deliberate emergency landing on water, it is not an uncontrolled impact. This forms part of the popular General Aviation […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, 28 July – 8 August

    Restriction of Flying Regulations – XXII Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022, between 28 July and 8 August 2022. Details by NOTAMs and in a Briefing Sheet at www.nats.aero/ais.  Additional briefing material is at www.airspacesafety.com/Birmingham-2022 Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/186

  • Six weeks to apply for UK Part FCL Licence and/or Certificate paying only a £60 deposit

    There are now just six weeks left to apply for a UK Part FCL Licence and/or Certificate using our deposit scheme. We strongly recommend that anyone seeking a UK licence submits their application to the CAA by 31 August 2022. The CAA cannot guarantee that applications submitted after this date will be completed before 1 […]

  • Hot weather warning for drone pilots

    Excessive heat can cause component or battery failure, which can lead to a loss of control. When flying your drone in hotter than normal weather you should: > Check the maximum operating temperature for your drone.> Avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight of your drone and controller. > Be aware of the impact of the hot […]