CAA updates Skyway Code for post-Brexit Britain

Brexit, use of moving maps, Electronic Conspicuity, drones and a ‘Just Culture’ are just some of the headline changes in the latest version of the CAA’s Skyway Code.

Version 3 of The Skyway Code has just been released by the CAA and is available free as a pdf from the authority’s website (link below).

The code is “designed to provide General Aviation pilots with quick and easy access to key information relevant to their flying”, said the CAA.

“Version 3 brings the publication up to date with changes to reflect the UK’s departure from the European Union, as well as the latest regulatory requirements and best practice from the CAA.”

Content includes:

  • Pre flight checks and flight planning
  • UK – FIR
  • Key Pilot responsibilities
  • Airspace rules and regulations
  • Aerodromes Operations
  • Risks and Emergencies
  • Tables and Codes
  • Flying outside the UK
  • Links to useful safety and regulatory resources

As well as covering the regulations it includes examples of radio phraseology, tables to work out crosswind components and ground marshalling signals.

The Skyway Code


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