New proposals to allow GA airspace users in uncontrolled UK airspace to use low cost, low power electronic devices to be more visible to each other
- Aimed at making General Aviation (GA) flying safer
- Proposals will allow pilots to make their aircraft more visible to other airspace users
- Aims to encourage pilots to voluntarily adopt technology
Proposals for how General Aviation (GA) aircraft and airspace users in uncontrolled UK airspace can use low cost and low power electronic devices (known as electronic conspicuity) to be more visible to each other have been released by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The proposals, contained in CAP 1391 Electronic Conspicuity have been developed in conjunction with the GA community. The document sets out the benefits of using devices to enhance the visibility of aircraft. It explains how people can legally carry and use these devices in flight to aid a pilot’s visual scanning by alerting other aircraft, carrying compatible devices, of their proximity.