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TOP 10 ISSUES

GAAC supports the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation

  1. DEVELOPMENT OF AIRFIELD PLANNING POLICY …TO ENSURE ESSENTIAL NETWORK OF AIRFIELDS AND EXTEND SAFEGUARDING
  2. AIRSPACE POLICY…. RESPOND TO MODERNISATION STRATEGY AND ACHIEVE A BALANCED APPROACH BETWEEN GA AND OTHER AIRSPACE USERS.
  3. PROMOTE GNSS APPROACHES AND INSTRUMENT TRAINING…FOR BETTER ACCESS TO GA AIRFIELDS IN IFR CONDITIONS, and PILOT TRAINING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER.
  4. ADDRESS THE SHORTAGE OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS …AND FACILITATE IN PART BY ENCOURAGING A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS.
  5. CAA SERVICE PROVISION IMPROVEMENT…SUCH AS IN THE SHARED SERVICE CENTRE, TO BETTER SERVE GA, FASTER ISSUING OF LICENCES etc.
  6. ADDRESS ATC STAFF SHORTAGES WHICH ARE CLOSING AIRFIELDS AT TIMES.
  7. RISK-BASED MEDICALS ENCOURAGE MEDICALS THAT SUIT THE TYPE OF FLYING THEY ARE FOR, and MUTUAL RECOGNITION AROUND THE WORLD e.g. USA.
  8. INTEGRATION OF DRONES INTO CIVIL AIRSPACE, AND DRONE SAFETY/AWARENESS.
  9. PROMOTE GA TO THE PUBLIC ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE, AND PROMOTE WAYS TO HELP FUND TRAINING.
  10. ENCOURAGE PILOTS TO TRY MENTORING AND ‘WINGS’ SCHEMES, AND TO INTRODUCE OTHERS TO FLYING e.g. THROUGH AIREX FLIGHTS
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