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Updates since 2018

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  • Streamlined information on NAIPS to remove outdated aerial forecast information with the introduction of GAF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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