Infringements within the UK continue to occur at an unacceptable level. Previous measures to reduce them have not proved very effective, partly because solving the problem is more complicated than many care to admit. Follow this link to read the paper: http://fasvig.org/reports/managing-the-problem-of-infringements
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Airspace – What can we learn from Germany?
In February 2018 a joint NATS/CAA/FASVIG team met with the German ANSP, DFS, at their headquarters in Langen to assess what can be learned from how German airspace is managed. Follow this link to read the report: http://fasvig.org/reports/airspace-what-can-we-learn-from-germany
A pilot’s guide to infringement avoidance… and easier naviga
GPS and new equipment running sophisticated software has given pilots the ability to navigate accurately without having to learn a wide range of skills. In many areas of the UK, airspace has become too complex for traditional VFR navigation techniques, leading to many people now using GPS as their sole method of navigation. However, many […]
Evaluation of a Pre-Notification Process for Class D Transit...
Extract from AIC Y 095/2017 published today by NATS: In order to improve the timeliness of information available to ATC, an evaluation is to be conducted for flights that are intending to request a crossing clearance of the following Class D CTAs/CTRs in the London Area: • Stansted CTA /CTR; • Luton CTA/CTR; • London […]
Register of VFR Significant Areas – Version 2 Published
FASVIG is today publishing the 2nd Edition of it’s Register of VFR Significant Areas. This update to the register includes the depiction of the various VSAs, regulated airspace and “heat maps” as overlays to Google Earth. Read more here: Register of VFR Significant Areas Version 2
ADS-B can help reduce airspace infringements and mid-air col...
The CAA confirms ADS-B inout using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. The CAA is already working with the GA […]
Opportunity – GA Alliance airspace support consultant
The GA Alliance are seeking an Airspace Support Consultant to provide contracted remunerated airspace project support services to GA Alliance member organisations through the GAA airspace team. In particular, the role includes ongoing proactive awareness, research and analysis of strategic and local airspace issues as well as the development with others of potential solutions resulting […]
NATS Blog: What is a Lower Airspace Radar Service?
As part of a series addressing the services available to pilots, NATS have recently published a Blog providing a description of Lower Airspace Radar Service: NATS Blog: What is a Lower Airspace Radar Service?
CAA: MAJOR CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON IMPROVEMENTS TO UK AIRSP...
The CAA has announced their consultation on revisions to the Airspace Change Process (CAP 725). It closes on 15th June 2016. Seeking improvements to this Process is one of FASVIG’s Packages of Change in the FAS VFR Implementation Programme (http://fasvig.org/fasvip/poc/mas/mas-6) The link to the consultation is: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/proposals-for-revised-airspace-change-process/consult_view The actual consultation document is here: https://consultations.caa.co.uk/policy-development/proposals-for-revised-airspace-change-process/supporting_documents/CAP%201389%20March%202016.pdf FASVIG […]
Reducing the cost of ADS-B
Another step forward has been announced today in reducing the cost to GA of implementing ADS-B. FASVIG support the voluntary adoption of ADS-B by GA. ADS-B offers great potential for improved traffic situational awareness and flight safety. We want to make installing ADS-B as quick, simple and low cost as possible to ensure that adopting […]