EASA ‘Sunny Swift’ acknowledges Airspace Complexity

“Making airspace more and more complex is increasing the risk of airspace infringements.” Sunny Swift Issue 19: Airspace Complexity – Part 1 Every pilot has faced challenges with airspace complexity when planning or taking a flight – this latest edition of Sunny Swift is the first in a two part series designed to provide some … Continue reading EASA ‘Sunny Swift’ acknowledges Airspace Complexity

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Preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of Farnborough Controlled Airspace

Airspace & Safety Initiative have published another Infringement Prevention Update. This one covers the new Farnourough Class D & E airspace that comes into effect on 27th Feb 2020. This update follows the format of the other narratives that focus on identified ‘hot-spots’ to help prevent airspace infringements. It has been written to provide a … Continue reading Preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of Farnborough Controlled Airspace

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Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 airspace infringement ‘hot spot’

Airspace & Safety Initiative have published a new infringement ‘hot spot’ update, this time covering the area north of Southampton Airport. See here: https://airspacesafety.com/updates/ This infringement update is the ninth in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement ‘hot-spots’ in the UK. It has been written by members of the Solent LAIT, Southampton Airport and … Continue reading Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 airspace infringement ‘hot spot’

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Government Confirms Lower Airspace Review in House of Lords Debate

The Government has confirmed that it will be reviewing lower airspace infrastructure during a debate on a new airspace law. In her opening remarks, Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State at the Department for Transport) confirmed that the Government will be reviewing controlled airspace, saying that the programme would include “airspace changes … Continue reading Government Confirms Lower Airspace Review in House of Lords Debate

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Airspace classification review 2019–2020

Overview The CAA would like you to help identify volumes of controlled airspace in which the classification could be amended to better reflect the needs of all airspace users on an equitable basis. How do I respond? Please complete the survey here: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/corporate-communications/airspace-classification-review-2019-2020/ The CAA consultation closes on 03 March 2020. Those wishing to contribute to … Continue reading Airspace classification review 2019–2020

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The commercialisation of lower airspace

Flight Training News (FTN) have published a comprehensive article on drone access to controlled airspace (CAS) that raises this important question..... "Commercial drone companies are being charged to enter and operate within airport control zones at London Heliport and London Oxford Airport, marking what is believed to be the first instances of airports charging for airspace … Continue reading The commercialisation of lower airspace

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APPG-GA Publish Report of Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation has published its report from the Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace. The full 23 page report is available here: Report of The Lord Kirkhope Inquiry Into UK Lower Airspace Here is the report’s conclusion: 9 - CONCLUSION 9.1 In conclusion, the Inquiry recognises that the CAA, … Continue reading APPG-GA Publish Report of Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace

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