Useful links and information
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To save you looking around, here’s a useful collection of documents that will help in your PPL studies and applications (some documents also useful for PPL’s adding licence ratings, and licence/CofE renewals too!).
- CAA Scheme of charges
How much it’s going to cost you!
- Notes for the Guidance of Applicants taking the PPL Skill Test (Aeroplanes)
A “must read” for the student before they take their PPL Skill Test.
- CAP413: Radio Telephony Manual
The official (free!) publication from the CAA on correct RTF phraseology, rules and regulations.
- Interception Procedures
You must officially carry this document on all international flights.
- Airspace classifications / VFR / VMC / IFR in class A,B,C,D,E,F,G Airspace
Easy to read poster with colours on the viz and separation distances for VFR/IFR flight in airspace
- PPL Class Rating by Proficiency Test or CofE renewal form (SRG1119)
Used to apply for your CofE renewal.
- CAP637: Visual Aids handbook
Useful for the air law exam – marshalling signals, and all the visual aids at an aerodrome you should know.
- JAR PPL – EASA PPL conversion form(SRG1104)
Use this to convert your 5 year JAR PPL licence
- CAA Personnel Licencing Department (PLD) Payment form (FCS1500)
Supplement where a payment form is not attached to an original form
All members, staff and pilots (including owner operators) are required to read and register that they have read and understood the Anglian Flight Centres Manual. This document details rules and procedures to be followed. For more information, click here.
Stansted/Luton Airspace VRP’s and useful information
This document (from the CAA) contains some really useful information on identifying occasions and VRP’s around Stansted and Luton in order to avoid airspace infringements. It also includes GPS co-ordinates to use!
UK Airspace classification poster
The current poster explaining UK airspace A-G, IFR, VFR and VMC minima, including separation services provided by controlling authorities
Decode sheet for TAF/METAR
Here for you to save searching for it on the net – all the info you need from the Met Office on hoe to obtain weather!
Flight Plan Form
Official Flight Plan form. There is a new system in place called AFPEx, meaning flight plans can no longer be faxed to FBU Heathrow. Pilots can easily set up a free account in order to submit their own flight plans. Note that “place names” as reporting points can no longer be used on flight plans unless they are “official” VRP’s. e.g. Cap-gis-nez cannot be used. Instead, reference must be made to known aids. e.g. DVR156020 meaning DVR radial 156 degrees, 20 DME.
In addition, you should also note that it is only the UK that stipulates that flight plans need not be closed. In all other cases (e.g. foreign trips) you must ensure the flight plan is closed (especially if you have landed at an uncontrolled airfield or at an airfield where the tower is closed). Failure to do so may result in overdue action being taken by the foreign authority involving search and rescue personnel. If found to be due to your own omission to close the flight plan, you could well be charged for the abortive SAR actions (and it’s expensive!).
General Aviation Declaration Form
The official form to complete when going/returning from foreign or airfields notified for the purposes of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Please note that Customs and Immigration have recently updated their processes and documentation. You should make sure you read all of the documents below in order to fully comply. Note in particular, you must now fax or email the form to two places, and not just the NCU.
- Notices to Airfields and Pilots
- Flight Notification
Aviation Declaration Form
- GAR Instructions
- Fuel Drawback Form
Used to claim back the duty for fuel exported abroad in the aircraft fuel tanks. Note you will need receipts showing the amount of uplifted fuel since the last foreign flight by that aircraft to support your claim.