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  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Teesside Airshow, 11 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at the Teesside Airshow on 11th 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. SW2022/112

  • Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 6 – 9 June 2022

    Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 6th – 9th June 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W. Activity will take place between 0900-1800 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. […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Paignton, Devon, 4 – 5 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at the English Riviera Airshow at Paignton, Devon on 4th and 5th 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. SW2022/110

  • New guidance for spaceport and launch operator licence applicants

    The CAA has published new guidance to outline the approach the CAA with adopt in the consulting with stakeholders on AEE’s received as part of spaceport and launch operator applications. (CAP2352). Please see the CAA website for more information. SW2022/109

  • Update to Medical Requirements

    The Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey Civil Aviation Administration have no operational objection to flights of UK registered aircraft being conducted to, from and within the Channel Islands by holders of UK issued flight crew and pilot licences and who have made UK CAA Pilot Medical Declarations, subject to such flights being conducted in accordance […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Paignton Seafront, 3 – 5 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying displays will take place at Paignton Seafront between 3 and 5 June 2022. Daily display times published by NOTAM. Full detail in AIC M026/2022 at www.nats-uk.ead-it.com.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/106

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Midlands Air Festival, 2 – 4 June

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for flying display at Midlands Air Festival, Ragley Hall Warwickshire on 2,3 and 4 June 2022. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M027/2022 at www.nats.aero/ais.  Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2022/105

  • General Aviation Partnership – Meeting Minutes

    Please see the latest General Aviation Partnership (GAP) minutes and presentation from the last quarterly meeting on Thursday 5 May 2022. Meeting minutes (CAP 232002) Presentation (CAP 232002A) General Aviation Partnership (GAP) | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

  • Expired: RESTRICTED AIRSPACE (TEMPORARY) – Queen’s Jubilee Flypast – 02 June 2022

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for a flypast to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen on 02 June 2022. The flypast will start in the vicinity of The Wash, The North Sea and Southwold, Suffolk and Southend then route from the hold via Swaffham and Thetford and Colchester towards London to overfly Buckingham […]

  • Expired: Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Queen’s Jubilee Flypast Rehearsal– 24, 26 and 27 May 2022

    Restriction of Flying Regulations for rehearsals for a flypast to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen will be held during the period 24, 26 and 27 May 2022 . The rehearsals will start in the vicinity of The Wash, The North Sea and Southwold, Suffolk and Southend then route via the overhead […]

  • Expired: Notification of Jamming Trial – Sennybridge, 23 – 27 May and 30 May – 3 June 2022

    Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P024/2022. Please refer to AIC for more information. During the trials impacted systems utilising GNSS and licence exempt frequencies used for RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated […]

  • Notification of Jamming Trial – RAF Spadeadam, 23 – 27 May, 13 – 17 June, 13 – 22 July, 14 – 23 September, 19 – 28 October, 16 – 25 November 2022

    Activity impacting GNSS and licence exempt frequencies will take place between the times and dates specified in AIC P034/2022. Please refer to AIC for more information. During the trials impacted systems utilising GNSS and licence exempt frequencies used for RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated […]

  • Upcoming changes to application form for instructor certificates

    As part of improvements to our licence application service, we are reducing the use of paper application forms.A new online application form (SRG2159) for the initial issue, variation, revalidation and renewal of instructor certificates has been created. This will soon replace paper (PDF) application forms: SRG1131, SRG1133, SRG1135, and SRG2106. SRG2159 can be used to […]

  • CAA launch General Aviation (GA) Podcast

    The first episode of our new CAA GA podcast is out now. It covers interviews and discussions on our recent Virtual Voyage for Airworthiness, the Carbon Monoxide Detector (CODE) Project and details of our latest Historic Aviation magazine, Reach for the Sky. Visit Airworthiness – Carbon monoxide – STEM – CAA on General Aviation (captivate.fm) […]

  • Working paper on review of Space based Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) in the North Atlantic

    This working paper provides an update on progress on our work in relation to NERL’s licence obligation to conduct a review of Space Based Automatic Dependent Surveillance (SB ADS-B) costs and benefits committed to as part of the RP3 price control. It identifies some early conclusions from the information gathered so far and proposes next […]

  • CHIRP Drone/UAS FEEDBACK Edition 4

    This fourth edition of CHIRP’s Drone/UAS FEEDBACK newsletter continues to build on previous newsletters by bringing a number of Human Factors issues and thoughts to the attention of drone users.  Four reports are discussed within.  All of us can learn from events that happened to others, and CHIRP is the conduit for individuals to confidentially share […]

  • AAC Workshop: Emergency Handling

    Astral Aviation Consulting is holding a free workshop on their latest safety theme; emergency handling. They’ve just published a guest article from Steve Slater, CEO of the LAA, on his lessons learned from a forced landing. Steve will also be joining the Astral team as a guest presenter at their next Emergency Handling Workshop. Wednesday […]

  • GA e-Exams – Information for training organisations and candidates

    The GA e-Exams system, which houses the Part-FCL PPL (A) & (H) theoretical knowledge exams, has now been updated to include the Part-BFCL BPL and Part-66L Aircraft Maintenance Licence exams which are now live. The GA e-Exams system replaces paper-based theoretical knowledge exams and as such all GA examinations for licences mentioned above must be […]

  • New and Updated Safety Sense Leaflet: Strip Sense

    The latest new and updated Safety Sense Leaflet on Strip Sense has been launched. This forms part of the popular Safety sense | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk) which the CAA is currently updating. 

  • AIP High Intensity Radio Transmission Area (HIRTA) Updates

    Due to a recalculation of source data, HIRTA altitudes and ranges will change for the following locations in UK AIP ENR5.3: Colerne, Croughton, Madley, Pershore. The changes will occur in AIRAC 06 with publication date 5 May 2022 and effective date 16 June 2022. VFR charts will be updated in due course in line with […]

  • CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 142

    As the post-COVID airline industry transitions from survival to recovery, CHIRP Air Transport FEEDBACK Edition 142 reviews some of the key issues from the last 12 months that have recently focused on commercial pressures and rostering versus available resources and manning.  There are also reports discussing UPRT training, Approach Bans, maintenance quality concerns, and lack […]

  • Expired: GASCo infringement avoidance webinar

    The GASCo team will be joined by Amanda Rhodes, an Air Traffic Radar Controller for Luton and Stansted, to provide information on how to avoid an airspace infringement. The webinar will contain tips and suggestions, quizzes and an example of airspace pre-flight planning using Threat & Error Management techniques. Monday 9 May (1900 hours to […]