New CAA Skyway Code a ‘one stop shop’ for safety rules and advice
PUBLISHED: 10:16 08 June 2017
See the new guide from the CAA
The Civil Aviation Authority’s new online guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice is now available free at www.caa.co.uk/skywaycode
From today GA pilots flying in the UK have a new guide for their pre-flight planning and virtual flight bag. The CAA’s Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with easy access to the key information they need.
The new Skyway Code online guide condenses the ‘must know’ information on UK GA flying into 150 pages of information and graphics in an easy to navigate PDF. Areas covered include:
Pre-flight checks and flight planning
Airspace rules and regulations
Risks and emergencies
Flying outside the UK
Links to useful safety and regulatory resources
The guide includes illustrations throughout and has been limited to key useful information. As well as covering the regulations it includes examples of radio phraseology, tables to work out crosswind components and ground marshalling signals.
Ed Bellamy of the CAA’s General Aviation Unit has overseen development of the code. He said: “We wanted the Skyway Code to be something that GA pilots, new or experienced, would find useful”. The guide will be updated annually with other key updates and amendments.