The above AIRCOM refers to training at unlicenced aerodromes. Forget an original "typo" ( EASA), my beef today is again re the CAA and communication.
The ANO amendment is in place from 14-4-10 and flying training and testing can take place at airfields not licenced. But the onus for a "safe" operation is on the PIC and the airfield operator. They "have to be satisfied as to the adequacy of an unlicenced aerodrome for the purpose of flying training or testing". The CAA, will produce a "Safety leaflet" etc., note the future tense!
Why was this issued as an AIRCOM and not an AIC? Rather like the ORS, AIRCOM isn't part of the AIP, and certainly unread by the majority of PPL's and instructors.
Why wasn't the said "Safety" leaflet issued at the same time as the ANO amendment?
Can I quote the said leaflet at a subsequent court hearing, after my student has slid through the hedge on a short strip and been seriously injured or worst, due lack of rescue services?
PS to the above
The Aircom was written by Head of Airworthiness, and I see there is further clarification ,(a day later!!), by Head of Licensing & Training policy. The sub title is concerning " additional measures and further amendments to Rules of the Air etc". It is ref. Rule 5 and also Rule 6aa. It makes a distinction between exemption from these rules for training flights and other flights at unlicenced airfields.
The whole subject is a shambles, comments please.
Last edited by pembroke; 11th Apr 2010 at 17:18.