Important UK visual reference point no longer hiding in plain sight
Jan22

Important UK visual reference point no longer hiding in plain sight

A well-known Visual Reference Point (VRP) in Buckinghamshire is to start reappearing on UK aeronautical charts after having been previously removed due to new height depiction rules. The Stokenchurch Tower used to be charted on the CAA/NATS VFR charts along with an entry in the UK AIP as an obstruction as it was over 300 feet above ground level (AGL). However, when the Annex 15 definition of obstacles changed from 300 feet to 100...

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ICAO Global Aviation Gender Equality Survey
Jun06

ICAO Global Aviation Gender Equality Survey

A survey by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the status of licensed aviation personnel by gender reveals a small increase in women holding positions as pilots, air traffic controllers, and maintenance technicians has increased from 4.5% globally in 2016, to 4.9% in 2021. The percentage of women pilots in service increased from 3.6% to 4.0% globally, with the highest increases being observed in the Asia Pacific...

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EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions
Mar21

EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions

EASA approve automatic validation of Flight Crew Licences and reduction in Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) take-off and landing requirements. ICAO Recognition Introduction of the automatic validation of flight crew licences amendment will allow recognition of the European Flight Crew Licensing Regulations at an ICAO level. The multi-crew pilot licence amendment will allow for a reduction in the number of take-off and landings needed to...

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