Information about general aviation and recreational flying Quick link to this page: www.caa.co.uk/ga
The General Aviation Unit is dedicated to effective regulation that supports and encourages a dynamic GA sector.
Alternative training syllabus
An alternative to the existing European Aviation Safety Agency syllabus is now available for training for the PPL (A) and LAPL(A). The new syllabus is more suited to today’s flying environment. We also consulted all the helicopter private pilot training schools in the country and their feedback resulted in a minor change to the PPL(H) syllabus as an alternative.
UK PPL and NPPL Medical Consultation
We have worked with a number of aviation medical experts in the UK to develop a consultation on medical requirements for some private pilots which aims to make them more realistic and reduce bureaucracy.
Views on the proposed options are sought through the consultation which closes on 10th July 2015.
Transfer of an Annex II General Aviation Aircraft from a Certificate of Airworthiness to a Permit to Fly
The CAA has long recognised there is a lack of type support for some vintage aircraft. This guidance will help owners who can make use of the reduced level of airworthiness assurance associated with the maintenance regimes and the potentially greater accessibility to spare parts for Permit to Fly aircraft.
Presentations from the CAA / Department for Transport GA event
Duxford Aerodrome, 28 March 2015
General Aviation Unit
Information about the launch of an Emergency General Aviation Report (GAR)
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