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Updates since 2018

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  • New rules came into effect from 2 December 2021 that cover the general operating and flight rules. We have updated the material in the VFRG to reflect these new rules. This website is now out of date and will be switched off in the new year. A PDF copy of the VFRG is available for download.

January 2021

  • Radio communication phraseology updated to reflect the AIP
  • Withdrawal of the term Trend Type Forecast (TTF) and the introduction of the concept of a Terminal Aerodrome Forecast which is updated every 3 hours – identified through the RMKS field as TAF3.
  • Regional Forecasting Centres renamed as Aviation Forecasting Centres.
  • Updated aspects of NVG operations to reflect the AIP.
  • Changes to text, punctuation and structure to improve clarity and readability
  • Updated abbreviations and acronyms.

May 2020

  • Pilot recency check retitled to Can you exercise the privileges of your licence, with some added detail on the flight review.
  • Pilot radio transmissions shown in uppercase for easy navigation.
  • Change to the wording regarding gliders listening out on Area VHF radio.
  • Minor typographic and format amendments to improve accuracy and readability
  • Minor textual changes to better harmonise with the AIP.

March 2019

  • Conversion flow diagram—added a heading to highlight conversion of AVGAS from volume to mass
  • Day VFR equipment—inclusion of a turn and slip indicator and outside air temperature (OAT) indicator to the equipment list
  • Pre-flight information—inclusion of all Head Office and flight information region (FIR) NOTAM applicable to the en-route phase of flight, in addition to any location specific NOTAM
  • Frequency management—aligning text with other publications related to frequency management in Class G airspace

October 2018

  • New fuel rules covering fuel planning and minimum fuel requirements that came into force on 8 November 2018
  • Recent changes to aviation medical certification
  • Substantial amendments to the graphical area forecasts (GAFs) section and inclusion of grid point wind and temperature (GPWT) forecasts to provide a display of data derived from weather model data
  • Streamlined information on NAIPS to remove outdated aerial forecast information with the introduction of GAF
  • Revised examples (including calculations, graphics and charts) such as calculating quantity of usable fuel required and beginning of first light, to reflect the intent of the current rules
  • Amendments to several references to respective CASRs, CARs, CAAPs, CAOs, and AIP as at 8 November 2018
  • Textual changes to improve clarity and readability
  • Updated abbreviations and acronyms.

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New rules came into effect from 2 December 2021 that cover the general operating and flight rules. This website is now out of date and will be switched off in the new year. A PDF copy of the VFRG is available for download.
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