Very pub­lic G-INFO

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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

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