We use a risk-based approach to safety regulation and seek levels of safety that are appropriate for the various elements of GA. We strive to keep those involved and affected by GA safe.
We use our
GA policy framework to judge whether regulations are required and if so the level of requirements and oversight.
Clued Up magazine is published twice a year and has a wide distribution in the GA community.
The following are extra safety resources that may be useful for GA pilots. The resources are grouped by topic.
One of the key safety projects involving GA is the aim to reduce the number of airspace infringements (where an aircraft enters airspace without permission or coordination). This is one of the key areas of work for the joint CAA/NATS and MoD Airspace and Safety Initiative. Useful advice and features are available on the
the Initiative's website, including videos on flying safely around London airspace.
FlyonTrack also has advice and radar replays of infringement incidents for pilots to learn from.
One tool to help cut infringements is for pilots to use
listening out squawks. Details of the latest squawks and how to use them available from the Airspace and Safety Initiative.
If a pilot or controller feels two aircraft have come into conflict so that safety may have been compromised they can file a report with the
UK Airprox Board, which are available to view.
You can check NOTAMS, charts and airfield information in the
UK aeronautical information publication (UK AIP).
Several independent sites provide online flight planning facilities. These include
Sky Demon Light.
UK Met Office provides information and weather specifically for GA pilots.
We publish a set of
safety leaflets covering various aspects of GA flying.
Together with the General Aviation Safety Council we arrange
safety evenings at airfields throughout the country.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) publishes
GA safety information (and for
Emergency Airworthiness Directives and information
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