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Old 9th Jul 2019, 05:55
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Lower Airspace Inquiry - Lord Kirkhope

The result of the inquiry into lower airspace design has been published.

Airspace design legislation is unfit for purpose finds APPG Inquiry All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation

It concludes that the current system is "unfit for purpose" and makes a number of recommendations for the future.

Here's a link to the full report...

http://www.generalaviationappg.uk/wp...hope-Final.pdf
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Old 10th Jul 2019, 09:19
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Let's hope they soon remove all Class A below 10,000 ft... Airways should be in the stratosphere, not in our GA airspace.
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The USA manages to put all class A above 18,000, and most airways below that in class E.

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Originally Posted by scifi View Post
Let's hope they soon remove all Class A below 10,000 ft... Airways should be in the stratosphere, not in our GA airspace.
The LTMA was the then equivalent of Class E below 5,000ft prior to 1976 with base levels (designed for things like Stratocruisers and Constellations) starting at 1,500ft.
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Why would you have class A below 10,000ft? That's just weird, weird, weird.
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S'truth Mate, some of these jokers can't even read a barometer...
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Why would you have class A below 10,000ft?
Good question, but perhaps barking under the wrong tree?
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 14:25
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Why would you have class A below 10,000ft? That's just weird, weird, weird.
Because in the UK we still have an system designed for old piston airliner E\O performance. Whatever is the reason for Class A above 2500ft between LHR and LGW?? A perfect set up for GA infringement.
Other than IFR arrivals and departures around airfields min Class A should be 10000 ft plus. They manage 18000 ft in USA with ease.
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Whatever is the reason for Class A above 2500ft between LHR and LGW??
As I said above, it didn't used to be until the mid '70s, only above 5,000ft.
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Why would you have class A below 10,000ft? That's just weird, weird, weird.
Years ago, I can remember frantic messages from Oz controllers protesting about the introduction of Class E; don't know what it replaced though.
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Chevvron, as far as I can recall it replaced class G.
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