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Belfast Airspace Proposal

Belfast Airspace Proposal

NATS has proposed a change to the classification of some of the airspace in the Belfast TMA. Changing some areas from Class E to Class D will require all VFR traffic to request a clearance into the new Class D that is not currently required for Class E.

NATS makes a safety case for the proposed change citing a reduction in controller workload, a reduction in RT and pilot workload, a less confusing chart and a better known airspace environment as good reasons for the change.

Will this affect your flying? Do you agree or disagree with the change? Unlike some airspace change proposals (ACP) which are blindingly obviously not justified as they are presented, this could be one which we support for the reasons that NATS give. Please take time to read the proposal document and respond, and also feedback your comments to the BMAA so that we might be better placed to respond too.

The consultation document can be downloaded here.

Your comments for the BMAA response should be emailed to geoff(at)bmaa.org.


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