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Paul Harrison
Apr 07, 2020
In GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Dear LAA Member The CAA has issued advice today that the current exemption that allows pilots holding EASA Part FCL PPLs and LAPLs to self-declare their medical fitness, that was due to expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020, has been extended to remain in place until 8 November 2020. To enable flying without the exemption many pilots would have needed to gain a Class 2 medical. With the COVID-19 outbreak placing a significant and enduring burden on all healthcare professionals, pilots will not have the necessary access to AMEs for a considerable time and so the CAA has worked with the Department for Transport (DfT) to put the extension in place. However it should be noted that while the extended exemption allows those holding an exemption before 8th April to continue to operate under their existing medical self-declaration, no new or renewed medical self-declarations will be possible after that date for EASA licence holders. We strongly advise that any pilots not already self-declaring and who have a medical due between now and November, apply for a Pilot Medical Declaration TODAY! The process is simple and is carried out online at: https://apply.caa.co.uk/CAAPortal/terms-and-conditions.htm?formCode=PMD. If you have not made your Declaration by Wednesday 8th April, you will be grounded from the expiry of your medical until you can get it renewed. The PMD does not impact on the validity of any current medicals you may have, nor on your ability to obtain medicals in the future. So long as you can satisfy the terms of the declaration, which is effectively a DVLA car driving licence fitness level, it will be valid in the UK for flying aircraft with a maximum of 4 seats (pilot + 3 pax) and weighing under 2,000kg. Further requirements apply for aircraft over 2,000kg. Any pilot already holding a PMD, and UK PPL and NPPL national licence holders flying non-EASA certificated (permit) aircraft with a medical self-declaration are not affected. New PMDs are still available for these licence holders However, due to the expiry of a further EASA exemption, it should be noted that UK PPL and NPPL holders will not be able to fly EASA-certificated aircraft, whatever their medical status after 8th April 2020. Regards Light Aircraft Association 7th April 2020
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Paul Harrison
Mar 27, 2020
In GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Does anybody know if Blackbushe airport or very close to it has the facility to remove rotors as I need to transport my gyro for paint repairs to a facility very near Blackbushe?
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Paul Harrison
Mar 21, 2020
In GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Damp has penetrated the paint on my MTO sport and the paintwork now looks like it is suffering from monkeypox with multiple blisters and requires a full paint job, I was thinking of perhaps having a vinyl wrap or sleeve, has anybody had any experience of sleeving their gyro?
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Paul Harrison
Jun 01, 2019
In GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Currently have hanger space £60 per month
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