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  • Changes in application process – Professional Licence issue (CPL, CPL(A)/IR, CPL(H), CPL(H)/IR, and ATPL(A)/ATPL(H).

    A new Professional Issue Online Application form for CPL,CPL IR and ATPL issue is now available to use for applicants who have not previously used our eLicensing system. Please note that from 10th May all applications for professional licence issue must be made using eLicensing system or this online application form. The paper versions of […]

  • MATS Part 1 edition 9 withdrawn

    The Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1 (CAP 493) edition 9 has been withdrawn while errors are corrected. A SkyWise alert will be sent out as soon as a revised version of this future edition has been re-issued.

  • Airspace Classification Review update

    An update on the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s progress on in its procedure to review the classification of airspace has been published. More details on airspace classification can be found on our website. SW 2021/073

  • EASA-to-UK pilot licence conversion

    The CAA has launched its EASA to UK conversion process for commercial pilot licences and medicals. This enables pilots to hold both a UK and EASA licence. The simplified process is available to pilots that transferred their licences to an EASA member state in preparation for the end of the transition period, as well as […]

  • UK Civil Aviation Authority launches consultation on proposed changes to CAP 553 (BCAR Section A, A3-7 and A8-26)

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a consultation on proposed changes to the following chapters of CAP 553 (BCAR Section A): Chapter A3-7: Permit to Fly Aircraft – Initial and Continuing Airworthiness Chapter A8-26: Approval of Organisations Supporting Recreational Aviation We are inviting stakeholders to comment on the proposed amendments to CAP […]

  • UK Civil Aviation Authority launches consultation on proposed changes to CAP 553 (BCAR Section A, A8-21, A8-23 and A8-24)

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a consultation on proposed changes to the following chapters of CAP 553 (BCAR Section A): Chapter A8-21. Approval of Organisations Responsible for Design or Production Chapter A8-23: Approval of Organisations Responsible for Maintenance and Restoration of Non-Part-21 Aircraft Chapter A8-24: Approval of Organisations Responsible for Maintenance […]

  • Expired: New fixed-wing infringement occurrence narrative

    The Airspace & Safety Initiative‘s latest infringement occurrence narrative covers a fixed-wing cross country PPL training flight with air traffic control and pilot perspectives, causal factors and analysis. Read Infringement of Class D – Birmingham Control Area

  • Expired: Notification of jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS) 05th – 09th April 2021 near Spadeadam, Cumbria

    Jamming activity will take place between the 05th – 09th April 2021 (0900-1700) affecting airspace around Spadeadam, Cumbria Jamming equipment will be located near to N55° 03.1’ W002° 33.3. Activity may affect GNSS equipment within 30NM (all directions) up to and above 40,000FT AMSL. During the trials impacted systems may suffer intermittent or total failure. […]

  • Expired: Notification of jamming trial impacting short-range devices including UAS control (2.4, 5.8GHz) 31st March 2021

    Jamming activity will take place on 31 March between 0900-1700, affecting airspace in and around Salisbury Plain.Jamming equipment will be located near 51.26033° N, -1.96249° W. Activity may affect Electronic situational awareness devices and UAV systems operating on 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz within 1NM (All directions) During the trials impacted systems may suffer intermittent or total […]

  • NEW GA Safety Promotions Events webpage

    To support the safe return to flying now that COVID-19 national lockdown restrictions are easing, the UK CAA’s General Aviation Unit (GAU) is now publicising GA Safety Promotion Events on the CAA website. If you are a General Aviation Membership organisation and would like the GAU to support your event please feel free to get […]

  • CAA Impact Analysis – Changes to VMC Minima in UK Class D Airspace

    On behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT), the CAA has identified and evaluated the impacts of the revised VMC minima on the safe and efficient operation of UK class D airspace.  Our analysis is recorded in CAP 2093 CAA Impact Analysis – Changes to VMC Minima in UK Class D Airspace. It represents a […]

  • Clued Up: Return to Flying

    With national lockdown restrictions easing on 29 March we have produced a special magazine Clued Up: Return to Flying with articles and resources to support your safe return to flying.  While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness […]

  • Urgent: Deferment of the requirement to hold Balloon Pilot Licence (BPL) and Sailplane Pilot Licence (SPL)

    Due to the national Covid pandemic restrictions, the affected GA community pilots, organisations, and the CAA need more time to complete the licence conversion process. The CAA has published an exemption deferring the date that balloon and glider pilots have to hold a UK Part-BFCL BPL and UK Part-SFCL SPL. The new date is 8 […]

  • GA Roadmap Out of Lockdown – Resumption of Flying and Access to Instructional Flights

    This SkyWise is to highlight the publication of Safety Notice SN-2021/009. The purpose of the Safety Notice is to highlight and provide guidance to GA pilots on the issue of the two-week gap between the date on which non-professional GA pilots are permitted to resume flying, and when they will have the ability to fly […]

  • Notification of jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS) 22 – 31 March 2021

    Jamming activity will take place between the 22 and 31 March 2021 Jamming equipment will be located within a 250m radius of 520828N 0043415W.  Activity may affect GNSS equipment within a range of distances as specified in the associated AIP Briefing Note.  During the trials impacted systems may suffer intermittent or total failure.  An associated […]

  • Notification of jamming trial impacting GNSS (GPS) and Short-Range Devices including UAS control (2.4, 5.8GHz), 22 – 26 March 2021

    Jamming activity will take place on 22, 25 (0900-1700) and 23, 26 (0900-1500) March, affecting airspace in and around Salisbury Plain. Jamming equipment will be located within 4NM radius of 511530N 0015748W.  Activity may affect GNSS equipment within 10NM (all directions) up to 40,000FT AMSL. Electronic situational awareness devices and UAV systems operating on 2.4GHz […]

  • FASI Programme Funding Support Package

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has received confirmation of funding from the Department for Transport to support the airspace design change initiatives that are a core element of our Airspace Modernisation Strategy. The funding will be administered via grants to help the airspace change sponsors involved in the masterplan progress their airspace design changes. A […]

  • Economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc: Price control review update

    We have published Economic regulation of NATS (En Route) plc: Update on approach to the next price control review (CAP2119). This document provides an update on our thinking regarding our approach to the next NATS (En Route) plc (NERL) price controls, following our December 2020 consultation (CAP1994). It covers traffic risk sharing arrangements and the […]

  • Expired: New infringement occurrence narrative

    The latest infringement occurrence from the Airspace & Safety Initiative follows a solo helicopter flight with ATC, pilot perspectives, causal factors and analysis. Read Infringement of Class D – Birmingham Control Area

  • Expired: Survey for aviation sponsors who engage with CAA Airspace Regulation Operations

    As part of our work the CAA provides a number of notifications, permission, restriction and exemption services. We are looking to improve the service we provide to sponsors of applications. If you have engaged with this service, we would really appreciate your input. We have put together a short online survey – it should take […]

  • Expired: Small Helicopter Safety webinar: Thursday 18 March 7.30pm

    Kurt Robinson (President of the Robinson Helicopter Company), Tim Tucker (Robinson’s Chief Instructor) and Captain Rick Newson (Civil Aviation Authority) look at the common causes and the prevention of accidents and incidents involving smaller helicopters. Kurt Robinson will give his thoughts and ideas on improving General Aviation helicopter safety across the industry followed by Tim […]

  • Expired: Safety Evening: Wednesday 17 March

    An hour and a half packed full of information and advice on how to avoid accidents and prepare for that first flight when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  The visiting speaker for this event is Gerry Humphreys, an expert on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training, who will provide advice on avoiding situations that lead to […]

  • CAA 2021/22 Statutory Schemes of Charges

    We have published today under CAA UK Official Record Series 5 our revised 13 Schemes of Charges that will be legally implemented with effect from 1 April 2021. The current 13 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31 March 2021. Following the waiving of the proposed charge increase in 2020/21, the CAA […]

  • SkyWay Code Version 3 published

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published version 3 of the Skyway Code. Designed to provide General Aviation pilots with quick and easy access to key information relevant to their flying. Version 3 brings the publication up to date with changes to reflect the UK’s departure from the European Union, as well as […]

  • New Flying Display Standards Document (CAP1724) published

    Following an earlier consultation, we have published a new edition of Flying Display Standards Document (CAP1724). This provides a single point of access to guidance for Display Authorised pilots (DAs) and Display Authorisation Evaluators (DAEs) in areas such as preparation, standardisation and evaluations; and contains regulatory guidance material to enable those people to perform their […]