CAA rejects airspace change proposals from London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton
Feb11

CAA rejects airspace change proposals from London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed today that it has rejected applications for new complex bocks of airspace surrounding both London Oxford Airport (LOA) and RAF Brize Norton. According to the CAA, LOA’s Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) has been rejected on a number of grounds, including a lack of a compelling case for the creation of a Transponder Mandatory Zone (TMZ), which the CAA says was compounded by a...

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Post-Brexit Britain to adopt EU tax rise for AVGAS 
Dec16

Post-Brexit Britain to adopt EU tax rise for AVGAS 

During a debate on a post-Brexit taxation bill in UK parliament yesterday, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman MP, revealed that the duty rate on aviation gasoline (AVGAS) is due to increase next year. Addressing the House of Commons, Jesse Norman MP said: “The Bill introduces a small increase in the rate of duty on aviation gasoline, which will apply across the UK to ensure consistency between Great Britain and Northern...

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CAA back down on medical lockdown
Nov13

CAA back down on medical lockdown

The UK CAA has dramatically changed its stance on medical examinations for private pilots, just days after the CAA’s Head of Medical Policy wrote to AeroMedical Examiners (AMEs) to tell them that they should not be conducting medicals for ‘leisure/sport pilots’. The letter went on to warn that the CAA were monitoring AMEs and would: “…be able to identify cases where the applicant appears to have breached the current Government...

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CAA to doctors and pilots: we’re watching you
Nov10

CAA to doctors and pilots: we’re watching you

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has written to Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) advising that private pilots should not be undertaking medicals during the current lockdown except in a very small number of specific circumstances. Further, the letter says that the Authority is monitoring AME activity to: “identify cases where the applicant appears to have breached the current Government lockdown regulations” The e-mail from CAA Head of...

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CAA will not further extend licence validities
Nov06

CAA will not further extend licence validities

The CAA have confirmed that they will not make further extensions to the validity of pilot licences and ratings, despite the UK entering a second national ‘lockdown’. During the initial lockdown the CAA had recognised that pilots could inadvertently be put in the position of having a licence or rating expire through no fault of their own – by virtue of not being permitted to fly and revalidate a licence or rating that was due to...

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