Very public G-INFO
In July’s issue the letter from Andy Haigh and your editorial point out that G-INFO shows personal information (name and address) of aircraft owners. There’s something similar in the amateur radio world, but while amateur radio licence details, including name and address of licensee, are made publicly available there is a ‘details withheld’ option.
I feel that Andy Haigh’s comparison of G-INFO and the DVLA database raises a valid point. If ownership details for a vehicle are not openly published then why should ownership details for an aircraft be readily and publicly available? Perhaps it is time to lobby for a change to the CAA Regulations 1991 in order to remove the obligation to make the UK Register available for inspection by any person. I use G-INFO to find the make and model of an aircraft. For my purposes, ownership details are not of any interest. Ian Brothwell by email