Author: BADA Chairman

URGENT: 8.33 kHz EASA funding closes tomorrow

From CAA: “8.33 kHz funding  – Our EU finding (funding?) has not yet been extended; we will probably not know until at least the end of January 2018 whether we are successful, so for now, presume it closes on 31Dec17. – The EU have clarified the situation regarding submission dates, and All claims MUST be sent to the CAA before end of December 2017 in order to stake their place in the queue.  Even if they are not “submitted” by ourselves in to the system (i.e. they only receive their unique “E” reference from us on submission), the claimant...

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Improving the safety of UK VFR?

Last month, the Future Airspace Strategy – VFR Implementation Group (FASVIG) published a report that examines the difficulties of VFR flying in UK (why do we have significantly more airspace infringements than in mainland Europe?) and recommends changes to make GA flying safer and easier without reducing commercial air transport safety or efficiency.  You can download the report...

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Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2018/19

CAA are currently consulting on their proposals for statutory charges in 2018/19.  They are probably not expecting responses about air display charges but this is an opportunity to start injecting the ideas that were floated at the Post-Season Symposium.  For instance, is every area of CAA work required to recover 100% of its costs like air displays? For more information, and to submit comments,  view the consultation.   The consultation closes on 8 February...

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SERA latest + Cost-sharing guidance + Accessing the EASA website

If you are using the winter to update yourself on the latest flying regulations, these may be useful:   Consolidated Single European Rules of the Air The 12 Oct 17 consolidation (SERA Part C Phase 2 implementation, Reg (EU) 923/2012) is at: with Acceptable Means of Compliance/ Guidance Material at—standardised-european-rules-of-the-air. The CAA’s ‘Easy Access’ consolidation can be found at   UK carriage of ‘cost sharing’ passengers Two new CAPs with guidance on cost-sharing arrangements are available at: CAP1589 Cost sharing flights – GA guide and at  CAP1590 Cost sharing flights – guidance and information   EASA Website – Quick Update links If you...

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Post-Season Symposium – Dates announced

BADA, CAA and MAA have agreed dates and the Symposium will be on Wednesday-Thursday 8th & 9th November 2017 at Shrivenham.  Current plans are to start on 8th at about (no earlier than) 1300, with separate workshops for Event Organisers, FDD/FCC and DA/DAE/military pilots running until 1700 (with a coffee break).  There will be a Fork Supper from 1730-2000.  On the 9th, business will run from 0900 until (no later than) 1530 with a break for lunch. Full details will be sent out in the second half of...

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