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    www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=64&pagetype=90&pageid=2151

    for the Guide to Visual Flight Rules in the UK. The information relates, in general to Lower Airspace. Pilots of VFR flights within UK Airspace below FL 195 are invited to consult this guidance material on the understanding that it does not represent a substitute for the more comprehensive information contained in the AIP. In the event of confliction between information in this guide and the AIP, information in the AIP should be regarded as the authoritative source.

    www.ais.org.uk or http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html for the UK NATS Aeronautical Information Service. This information is supplied for Pre-flight planning purposes only and is only provided for use from within the British Isles. Register before use.

    www.airspacesafety.com The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) is a joint CAA, NATS, AOA, GA and MoD effort to investigate and tackle the major safety risks in UK airspace following a number of incidents where light aircraft infringed controlled airspace, or military and commercial flights lost separation outside controlled airspace. Working Groups have been convened to consider Air Traffic Services Outside Controlled Airspace (ATSOCAS), infringements, airspace design and classification, equipment carriage, and off-route commercial operations.

    www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/ga.html The Met Office Weather Services for Aviation are a comprehensive range of high quality weather products, agreed with the CAA, as well as training courses for those who fly recreationally. The information on the aviation pages is intended for aviation purposes within the UK. Register before use.

    www.gasco.org.uk GASCo, the General Aviation Safety Council, is a Charity that works to improve flight safety in all forms of general aviation. It is entirely independent of the CAA and welcomes your informed and responsible opinion.

    www.flyontrack.co.uk is the only UK website devoted solely to Airspace Infringements and is run by GASCo, thanks to funds supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This is where you will find the NATS radar replays of airspace infringements and a wealth of information to help you avoid becoming an infringement statistic.

    www.aaib.gov.uk hosts the site for the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) which is part of the Department for Transport and is responsible for the investigation of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK. The fundamental purpose of the AAIB is: "To improve aviation safety by determining the causes of air accidents and serious incidents and making safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence" ....It is not to apportion blame or liability.
    Formal Reports, Monthly Bulletins, Special Bulletins, Progress Reports and Foreign Reports are published here. The 24 hour Accident Reporting line is T01252 512299 .

    www.airproxboard.org.uk The UK Airprox Boards primary objective is to enhance flight safety in the UK, in particular in respect of lessons to be learned and applied from Airprox occurrences reported within UK airspace. The sole objective of the UK Airprox Board is to assess reported Airprox in the interests of enhancing flight safety. It is not the purpose of the Board to apportion blame or liability. To encourage an open and honest reporting environment, names of companies and individuals are not published in UKAB's reports. The UKAB is sponsored jointly and funded equally by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
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