PMD tops pilots' responses to CAA GA Unit consultations


Which part of the CAA’s work in General Aviation would get the most attention from pilots, do you think? Is it the Pilot Medical Declaration or Simplifying Pilot Licences?

According to the latest report of the work of the CAA GA Unit during the last quarter of 2022 it is… the Pilot Medical Declaration.

The consultation that took place last year resulted in 1,770 responses which are currently being reviewed.

The consultation on simplifying GA pilot licences generated 1,246 responses. The CAA said, “We have produced a series of podcasts and there is more information on the GA webpages. We plan to provide an update in this project in Q1 of this year.”

Other activities in the GA Unit report include:

  • ‘Community in Spotlight’ series continues with the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
  • The latest General Aviation Partnership meeting was held in November and the minutes (CAP232004) are available.
  • The GA team hosted the 2022 Post Display Symposium held at the Defence Academy Shrivenham.
  • Webinar for GA maintenance organisations and pilot owners of Part 21 aircraft to address the acceptance of aircraft parts for use in general aviation after the end of the EU transition period on 31 December 2022. The webinar is available as a playback video here. 
  • Just Culture: the first in a new series of Occurrence Reports looking at a real-life occurrence case study
  • New Safety Sense Leaflet: Flight under Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

Astral Aviation Consulting (AAC), a third-party supplier, is providing support on GA Safety promotions. Activities over this past quarter include:

  • Workshop: Just Culture in UK General Aviation
  • Workshop: Sky Watching for pilots
  • Next workshop is on Radiotelephony on 8 February. More info here.



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