Doncaster’s mayor launches bid to protect airport’s controlled airspace
Feb05

Doncaster’s mayor launches bid to protect airport’s controlled airspace

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones has called on the Civil Aviation Authority to protect the former airport’s controlled airspace. Doncaster Sheffield Airport closed at the end of 2022 after owners the Peel Group cited the site as financially unviable. Despite bids for the site from the council and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), these were both rejected, and passenger flights were ceased in November before the site...

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CAA issues new advice for GA pilots & flying schools
May20

CAA issues new advice for GA pilots & flying schools

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued new advice today for GA pilots, flying schools and clubs as many begin to make preparations to re-start operations after having been in lockdown for the last two months. The advice has been published in CAA publications CAP1924 and CAP1925 CAP1924, which contains advice for flying schools and clubs, opens by stating: “We appreciate that GA pilots will want to return to the air...

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Theoretical knowledge exam completion period extended
Apr24

Theoretical knowledge exam completion period extended

With ATOs and DTOs unable to deliver theoretical knowledge examinations for their students during the Covid-19 shutdown period, and with the CAA announcing cessation of all UK CAA Exam sessions until at least 01 May 2020 (now more likely to be June), the Authority has decided to extend the maximum permitted exam completion period from 18 to 24 months. The general exemption is for candidates within UK-based Approved Training...

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Brexit: The UK-FCL ‘Chocolate’ Pilot Licence Explained
Nov26

Brexit: The UK-FCL ‘Chocolate’ Pilot Licence Explained

According to the CAA the European Commission has advised that, if the UK withdraws from EASA, any course completion certificates issued after 29th March by schools approved by the UK CAA will not be accepted by EASA Member States for licence or rating issue. Meaning, the CAA will no longer be able to grant European Part-FCL licences as they will no longer be a Competent Authority under the EU Regulations. Former Head of the UK...

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No Deal Brexit for Pilots
Nov26

No Deal Brexit for Pilots

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