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COVID-19: ORS4 1416 Revalidation of EASA SEP and TMG Class Ratings

COVID-19: ORS4 1416 Revalidation of EASA SEP and TMG Class Ratings The CAA have published ORS4 1416 which provides that, subject to conditions, licence holders with a valid SEP and/or TMG class rating(s) are exempted from the normal revalidation requirements as per FCL.740.A(b) of Annex I(Part-FCL) to Commission Regulation (EU)…

GA Safety: Landing Issues

GA Safety: Landing Issues The CAA have reported that around 70% of the GA unit’s Occurrence Reports covering May and June have involved some sort of landing difficulty. While a few incidents have been airworthiness-related — problems lowering the landing gear or it collapsing — most have been down to…

CAA - COVID-19 ORS4 Updates

CAA - COVID-19 ORS4 Updates The CAA have published a number of ORS4 Publications as below, to separate the various extensions into separate exemptions. These replace earlier ORS4 publications, in particular ORS4 1385. Of note, ORS4 1408 contains the following: "The CAA is looking at the use of Self-Declaration of…

54th AOPA Annual General Meeting - 15 September 2020

54th AOPA Annual General Meeting - 15 September 2020 The 54th Annual General Meeting of the British Light Aviation Centre Ltd, trading as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of the UK, will be held on Tuesday 15th September 2020. In normal times the meeting would be held at AOPA,…

COVID-19 - General Aviation Advice Update 24 July

COVID-19 - General Aviation Advice Update 24 July Following the change in requirements for the wearing of masks or face coverings in enclosed spaces in England, the Department for Transport have updated the advice for General Aviation. In respect of Face Coverings, this is an extract from the updated advice:…

Airspace modernisation update

Airspace modernisation update Last week, the DfT and CAA released a statement confirming a continued commitment to airspace modernisation and the need to consider how individual organisations may progress airspace change in response to the Airspace Change Organising Group’s (ACOG’s) report on ‘Remobilising the Airspace Change Programme’. The CAA have…

Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas

Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas The CAA Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas has been published and replaces 'DAP Policy: SARG Danger Areas'. This updated policy includes requirements for the establishment, notification and activation of permanent danger areas (DA) and temporary…

New edition of CAP 746

New edition of CAP 746 - Requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes A new edition of CAP 746, which contains the requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes, has been published. The main changes to its content are: Changes resulting from the introduction of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Additional information…

Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight - Non-EASA Aircraft UK Airspace

Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight - Non-EASA Aircraft UK Airspace The CAA have published ORS4 1406 Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight by up to Six People, which supersedes Official Record Series 4 No. 1274. This exemption allows flights in non-EASA aircraft to take advantage…

COVID-19 - Extension of six month test validity

COVID-19 - Extension of six month test validity Exemption ORS4 1386 applies to applicants for the issue of a UK licence, rating or certificate. It provides alleviation from the six month limit between the completion of a test or assessment and submission of an application for the appropriate licence, and…

CAA launches loss of control awareness campaign

CAA launches loss of control awareness campaign The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a safety campaign to raise awareness of ‘loss of control in-flight’ incidents in General Aviation. Loss of control events make up 20 per cent of all General Aviation accidents and 44 per cent of all fatalities.…

COVID-19: Travel to Channel Islands and Isle of Man

COVID-19: Travel to Channel Islands and Isle of Man The situation may change at short notice, so it is essential that you check for the latest NOTAM. At the time of writing, this is the situation: Jersey: Non-scheduled arrivals from outside Jersey must submit a General Declaration prior to departure.…
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