Lasham granted judicial review of Farnborough airspace decision

Lasham Gliding Society’s application to the High Court for leave to apply for a Judicial Review has been granted by a High Court judge.

In October this year, following the CAA’s decision in July to implement a large amount of controlled airspace for TAG Farnborough Airport in the busy south-east of England, Lasham filed a claim in the High Court for leave to apply for a Judicial Review of what it believes is a flawed and unlawful decision.

The High Court has given permission for the case to go ahead because it considers that the claim meets the threshold of arguability.

Lasham believes the disproportionately large amount of controlled airspace would have a significant and negative impact on safety, and on Lasham’s operations and financial health.

To help fight this case, Lasham has set up a fighting fund and asks all those supporting it to contribute. The target for the fund is £100,000 and so far, £42,000 has been raised. For details click here.

Lasham is probably the largest gliding operation in the world and since 1951 has built itself into one of the best organisations for training pilots and as a world-class centre for recreational aviation. It also the base for several other aviation-related commercial operations.

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