The latest meeting to try to sort out easy availability of Notam on the AIS website will be held this Thursday (February 6) at NATS HQ in Kemble Street, London, and be chaired by Phil Roberts, Assistant Director of Airspace Policy at the CAA.
Since it went live on August 19 last year the UK AIS website (<a href=”http://www.ais.org.uk” target=”_blank”>www.ais.org.uk</a>) has been heavily criticised. A number of Mandatory Occurrence Reports have been filed by concerned pilots and Anne McIntosh, MP for the Vale of York has tabled a number of Parliamentary Questions as well as writing to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chairmen of both the CAA and NATS.
Following a meeting called by the Directorate of Airspace Policy (DAP) at Heathrow last November, NATS was instructed to make changes and this meeting is a progress report. The DAP said issues concerning availability of Notam should be resolved by the start of the flying season.
Previously, pilots had been able to use NotamPro or NotamPlot to provide a graphical representation of Notam, but since the new system came into operation the data they worked on was no longer available. It is hoped that this issue will be addressed at the meeting.
Further details on <a href=”http://www.flyer.co.uk” target=”_blank”>Flyer</a> or <a href=”http://www.telecall.uk.com/ais” target=”_blank”>www.telecall.uk.com/ais</a>.