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Enforcement Guidance and Draft Statement of Policy on Penalties - Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 Part 1

Enforcement Guidance and Draft Statement of Policy on Penalties - Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 Part 1 Historically, neither the government nor the CAA have had the powers to guarantee or compel that airspace change as part of a wider modernisation programme is taken forward. Following consultation,…

Consultation on cost sharing regulations for private pilots

Consultation on cost sharing regulations for private pilots The CAA have launched a consultation on proposed changes to the current cost sharing regulations for private pilots. Overview Cost sharing flights are flights shared by private individuals. The ‘cost-share’ element refers to the costs of the specific flight which can be…

New Safety Sense: VFR Moving Maps

New Safety Sense: VFR Moving Maps The second in the revised series of the popular General Aviation Safety Sense Leaflets covers VFR moving map devices. Download Safety Sense: VFR Moving Map Devices. This quick guide covers the minimum levels of proficiency you should have when using a moving map and…

New Customs Reporting Requirements for General Aviation (GA) from 1 January 2022 (GB & NI)

New Customs Reporting Requirements for General Aviation (GA) from 1 January 2022 (GB & NI) There will be new customs reporting requirements for General Aviation (GA) aircraft travelling from Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI) to the European Union (EU) from 1 January 2022. GA aircraft are currently required…

Statutory charges FY22/23: Consultation

Statutory charges FY22/23: Consultation The CAA Statutory charges FY22/23 consultation has now been published and explains their proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2022. The CAA look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those they regulate.…

REMINDER: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK

REMINDER: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK The exemption to provide additional time for FAA Airman Certificate holders who permanently reside in the UK using the declaration process, to be able to convert to a UK Part-FCL licence, expires on 21 December 2021 (midnight). No extension or change…

Channel Islands - Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) Validity

Channel Islands - Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) Validity Following an approach made to the Channels Islands Directors of Civil Aviation by our Channel Islands AOPA Representative, the DCAs have now published a letter of No Operational Objection to UK CAA Pilot Medical Declarations:"For the purpose of this document the “Office…

Approved Aircraft Parts in Stock

Approved Aircraft Parts in Stock AOPA has followed up with the CAA "rumours" posted on a well-known forum along the lines of "Any EASA approved Spare parts stocked in their stores, obtained after the start of 2020 that are not also FAA approved, will have to be examined by a…

Entry to the UK: ID Card Changes from 1st October 2021

Entry to the UK: ID Card Changes from 1st October 2021 From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can only travel to the UK using a valid passport, unless they have: applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, or have an application pending. or otherwise have protected rights…

Airspace Classification Review - Cotswold Report 2021

Airspace Classification Review - Cotswold Report 2021 As part of the Airspace Classification Review procedure, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has published a report that provides a factual overview of the intelligence we have gathered to date on the Cotswold Region and are now inviting those stakeholders familiar with this…

NATS - Internet Briefing System Upgrade

NATS - Internet Briefing System Upgrade The current AIS Internet Briefing System/website (IBS) has been in place for over 10 years and whilst it still meets its original requirements new industry standards have since come into effect. In order to meet these standards, the current IBS will be replaced by…

Goodwood TDA EG D097 - EXTENSION & AMENDMENT

Goodwood TDA EG D097 - EXTENSION & AMENDMENT Despite the Goodwood TDA EG D097 being available since April 2021, it has not yet been activated. This is due to delays in receiving Operating Safety Case (OSC) permissions from the CAA for BVLOS missions. We are hopeful that these will come…
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