Airfields Continue to Close…

Please click here for the latest Aerodromes Update, compiled by John Walker, who comments: “The past year has seen the closure of both RAF Henlow airfield and RAF Linton-on-Ouse and the civilian aerodromes at Chiltern Park, Maypole, Oakley and Scatsta.  It is expected that during 2022 the future of several more of the aerodromes listed […]


GAAC Board Meets at Private Flyer Event

The Board of the General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC) met at Wycombe Air Park (Booker Airfield) for its AGM and Board meeting on Friday 17th September 2021. This was during the Private Flyer event and the GAAC Board expressed thanks to the organisers for use of their Board Room and also for the provision of


Latest Update on Aerodromes in the British Isles…

Please see latest update as a PDF HERE as we take another step towards emerging from the shadow of Covid-19 and flying activity continues to increase… In September 2021, aviation trade events have started to be held again after a long hiatus. The Air Charter Expo (ACE) at London Biggin Hill Airport was a great


CAA Publishes ‘Post-EASA’ Plan for GA

Following consultation with the GA community, the CAA has published CAP 2146, a Consultation Response Document entitled “UK General Aviation opportunities after leaving EASA”. The Summary of its resulting Change Programme states: “This document summarises the outcome of the CAA’s consultation on UK General Aviation (GA) opportunities for change now that the UK has left


List of Airfields Under Threat Updated

Please follow this link to read the status of various airfields on the list, which is compiled and updated by John Walker on behalf of AOPA UK and the General Aviation Awareness Council: GAAC QUARTERLY — AERODROMES UPDATE The GAAC planning team led by Vice Chairman John Gilder continues to work alongside Supporting Aviation Organisations


Airfields are “Irreplaceable Infrastructure”

The GAAC has responded to a request to expand in detail on its response to the UK Government on its Planning White Paper. INTRODUCTION Last year the General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC) submitted representations and recommendations in response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government’s (MHCLG’s) August 2020 White Paper consultation, ‘Planning for


CAA Urges Care in Resuming Flying

Please see this CAA Safety Notice. This has been published following CAA consultation with GA stakeholders (through the GA Partnership, in which GAAC participates) since early March. As part of the easing of Covid restrictions in the coming weeks, from the 29th of March GA flying for non-professional purposes for solo pilots, or individuals flying


Flight Plan Out of Lockdown?

The UK Government has updated its website giving guidance of a return to recreational flying and training — 29 March for solo/family/bubble flying, and 12 April for non-professional training… Meanwhile, “No earlier than 21 June,” general Covid restrictions will be lifted but in the meantime “Hands – Face – Space” still applies. Let’s Stay Safe

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