Enabling ADS-B Out in the UK General Aviation Fleet

The CAA has published a new AIC providing updated information regarding ADS-B Out for the UK GA fleet. In August 2017 the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that ADS-B using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation. Ideally this will be achieved through transponders, although other devices can be integrated … Continue reading Enabling ADS-B Out in the UK General Aviation Fleet

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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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Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial at Barton to continue until 30 April 2020

Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial at Barton to continue until 30 April 2020 The trial use of ADS-B to provide general aviation ATS units with real-time traffic awareness in the vicinity of Barton Aerodrome has been extended, after the initial trial period proved successful. Barton and Airspace4All, which has been overseeing the … Continue reading Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial at Barton to continue until 30 April 2020

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Coroner’s Report to CAA on Mid-Air Collision near Waddesdon Manor on 17th Nov 2017

A Coroner's report was sent to the CAA on 17th May 2019 following the inquest into the mid-air collision between a Cessna 152 and a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter near Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire on 17th November 2017. The full report sent to the CAA can be read here: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Jaspal-Singh-Bahra-2019-0160.pdf Below is an extract from … Continue reading Coroner’s Report to CAA on Mid-Air Collision near Waddesdon Manor on 17th Nov 2017

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Barton/Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Trial Presentation at CAA Share The Air Conference

Steve Cooper is a FISO at City Airport (Manchester Barton) and is also our primary contact at Barton for the Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial. Steve gave a presentation at the CAA ‘Share The Air' Conference at Royal Aeronautical Society, London on 27th June 2019 providing an update on the trial. Click on the image … Continue reading Barton/Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Trial Presentation at CAA Share The Air Conference

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CAA Class D airspace consultation – VMC changes on the way

The requirements for pilots flying visual flight rules (VFR) in class D airspace are set to change later this year. In the UK pilots have been able to use an exemption to the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) allowing certain aircraft operating below 3,000 feet to fly 'clear of cloud' when in class … Continue reading CAA Class D airspace consultation – VMC changes on the way

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