First quar­ter Airspace In­fringe­ments


The CAA re­ports that there was a to­tal of 227 Airspace In­fringe­ments in the first three months of 2019: 79 in­fringe­ments of CTAS, in­clud­ing Air­ways; 60 in­fringe­ments of TMAS, 45 of CTRS, 16 of ATZS, nine of Re­stricted/pro­hib­ited/danger Ar­eas, 12 of TMZS, and six of RMZS.

Anal­y­sis by three ex­pe­ri­enced GA pi­lots of the 1,162 in­fringe­ments recorded in 2017 iden­ti­fied four key mea­sures that could have helped pre­vent the in­fringe­ment or re­duced its im­pact on other air traf­fic or con­trollers:

Use of mov­ing maps with an airspace warn­ing.

Use of a fre­quency mon­i­tor­ing code (FMC or ‘lis­ten­ing squawk’).

Recog­ni­tion of/deal­ing with overload and distractio­n.

Bet­ter fa­mil­iar­ity with air­craft and equip­ment. Full de­tails can be found at: airspace­­ci­dents/?mc_ cid=852be­fccb5&mc_eid=da8a4b51ad

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