Mugged by the CAA
I was horrified when I read Pat Malone’s page in the December 2018 edition of Pilot regarding the continued curse of 8.33. Bodmin is my local flying club airfield, principally run for the local GA community, not designed to make a massive profit but there for the absolute pleasure of local flying. To read they have been mugged by the CAA for several years in such a nasty way is horrible. Then to be told, yes you overpaid but it’s your fault; we charged you based on your say-so, which is the same as your friendly bank telling you to nob off when a fraudster has shafted your bank account!
It’s ironic. If you shaft HMRC, they can claim back for at least six years and no amount of squealing will make a jot of difference. How lovely being part of GA in the UK – not.
Oh, and in conclusion, worry not Bodmin, you are not alone. The whole of GA has been mugged by the CAA over 8.33. Actually the CAA will blame Ofcom and then EASA! Chris Howell by email