Thursday, 26 November 2020

CAA issues new guidance for visual flight rules for London Helicopter Route chart

Photo London Heli Port
The UK's Civil Aviation Authority will issue an updated 1:50k London Helicopter VFR Chart which will be published on 3 December 2020 detailing amendments affecting the London helicopter routes. These are part of changes being implemented by NATS under ACP-2020-032 and ACP-2020-033.

Users of the chart should pay careful attention to the new method of depicting the maximum operating altitudes (also known as standard altitudes), which is described in the legend. Separate altitudes for VFR and SVFR flights are displayed and suggested minimum altitudes have been added to assist pilots with meeting their obligations for obstacle clearance.

Pilots are reminded that it is their responsibility to check for any notified temporary or new obstacles that may affect their flight and to maintain appropriate clearance from obstacles irrespective of the ATC clearance issued.

For more information see AIC Y 079/2020


 



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