Saturday, 13 March 2021

CAA releases a new version of the The Skyway Code

The UK's Civil Aviation Authority has published a new version of its popular and useful The Skyway Code, which is designed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to the key information they need and includes:

Pre flight checks and flight planning
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 can be viewed online or downloaded for later use. The latest version will always be available here:

Printed copies will be available to buy soon.

Latest updates
Version 3 (March 2021) of The Skyway Code includes:

Reflects the UK’s departure from the EU and guidance on the associated changes
Updates to all aeronautical information, including radio frequencies and frequency monitoring codes
Radiotelephony exchanges updated to reflect latest CAP 413 guidance
Enhanced guidance for the use of moving map devices and avoiding airspace infringements
Introduction to Electronic Conspicuity updated to reflect recent developments
Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) added
Description of ‘Just Culture’ for GA added

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