GAAC Celebrates Successful 2018, Looks Forward to 2019

According to its Chairman, Charles Henry, 2018 was a positive year for the General Aviation Awareness Council, marked by its growing role working with the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) for GA and helping to run its Working Groups, two of which GAAC Board members chair. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) recognised the need […]

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Aviation Green Paper Issued for Consultation

Yesterday the UK government released its Aviation Green Paper, including a chapter dedicated to GA, and at the same time Byron Davies and York Aviation released their Reports on work to establish a strategic network of UK airfields (please click below each PDF to view pages within this site). [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.gaac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/aviation-2050-web.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.gaac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BYRONS-AIRFIELDS-REPORT-Dec18.pdf”] [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.gaac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ga-strategic-network-york-aviation.pdf”]


GAAC Continues To Warn Of Threat To Airfields

The General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC), a body representing more than 40 aviation organisations, says more needs to be done to protect airfields and to establish a ‘Network’ of Airfields in law. GAAC is active in supporting the work of the various Working Groups of the All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation (APPG/GA) with


APPG Airspace Inquiry Outlines Terms of Reference

The following from the All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation announces the steps being taken by APPG to investigate the approach to airspace changes with respect to balancing the requirements of airspace users, from gliders to bizjets, and airfields/airports. APPG Airspace Inquiry Announcement [1] A list of supporting MPs and Peers as of September


GAAC Airfield Update Sept 2018

Please click HERE for the latest Aerodromes Update. The Update is compiled and kept up-to-date by John Walker, GAAC and AOPA board member. If you have any questions please contact Ian Sheppard, GAAC Communications Adviser, on 07759 455770. Many thanks.


APPG Provides Update of Activities to August 2018

The following was posted by Matthew Bolshaw from the All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation: In the short period since my last update the All Party Group have been busy despite the Parliamentary Recess and the following significant events have taken place: CROSS-PARTY GROUP OF MPs COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO WASHINGTON, D.C., TO DISCUSS


National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Amendments

NPPF amendments You will be aware that we have been successful in getting a General Aviation paragraph in the all-important draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The consultation closes on 10th May, and we want to ensure that the entire GA sector is backing our call to strengthen planning guidance for airfields in this country.

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