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Brize and Oxford ACP

Postby C Rule » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:12 pm

Below is the content of a email sent to all Members at Lasham
Lasham have confirmed that they would be very happy to see members of the LAA community at the meeting.
If you are in driving distance why not consider coming?

Dear Member,

The person who is leading the main team fighting against the Brize/Oxford airspace grab, Steve Noujaim, has agreed to come to Lasham on Saturday 17th March to explain to you what is happening, how he believes the issue can be resolved, and to enable you to generate your responses to the Consultation which is underway and closes on 5th April.

This matter is yet another of the threats to the airspace in which we all fly. If you want to keep our freedom of the skies for the wide membership that makes up gliding, you need to come along to this talk.

It will take place at 4 pm in the Brown Elephant.

The links to the Consultation Documents are:

- Brize - <>

- Oxford - <>

Look forward to seeing you there.

Very Many Thanks


GE Spink
General Manager
Lasham Gliding Society

Tel: 01256 384900
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Re: Brize and Oxford ACP

Postby C Rule » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:36 am

Below is the content of an email sent to the gliding community by the BGA.
Although much of the content is gliding specific it does read across into the wider flying community.
Please take a moment to read it.

This email contains some very important information. Please take a moment to read it and then share it with gliding friends and colleagues.

RAF Brize Norton and Oxford Airport are consulting on a number of proposed airspace changes which will introduce massive areas of class D airspace. If taken forward and approved by the CAA, these unnecessary airspace restrictions will;

Significantly increase risk to the majority who operate outside the proposed controlled airspace due to new and exacerbated choke points

Significantly limit cross-country flying across south central England

Negatively impact the operations at a number of nearby clubs to the point where it’s possible that some will be fatally damaged

Negatively impact all clubs whose members fly cross-country

In other words, It’s a potential disaster for gliding.

We are working to produce a robust response to the consultation. The response team is led by Steve Noujaim of BGGC. Meanwhile, we have written to club chairmen explaining the situation. We have asked club chairmen to submit a response for their club and to contact the club’s MP seeking support.

Even though a BGA and GA Alliance response will represent the views of thousands of pilots, the airspace change proposers will count that as a single response and then advise the CAA that there was a low level of opposition to their proposals.

WE NOW NEED AS MANY PILOTS AS POSSIBLE TO RESPOND! The closing date for consultation responses is 5th April 2018.

Please carefully read the detail published at this link that will help you in making email responses to both consultations ... rton-acps/

Please don’t turn away. You CAN make a difference, but only if you respond by the 5th April!

Please accept our apologies if you have received this email more than once.

Thanks for your help.

John Williams

Chairman, BGA Airspace Committee

Pete Stratten

Chief Executive Officer

British Gliding Association

8 Merus Court

Meridian Business Park


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