Purpose of this change

This proposal is for a Permanent change to the notified airspace design, and the change level is TBC. The detailed process requirements are published in Part 1 of CAP 1616.

The RAF Aerobatic team (RAFAT) currently operates from RAF Scampton (EGXP), and conducts display training in EG R313 (centred on RAF Scampton). Following the MOD announcement (Jul 18) to close RAF Scampton by 2022, a new operating location and training airspace is required for RAFAT. An airspace structure meeting the training requirements and providing suitable protection for high energy manoeuvres and aerobatic display would need to be established. The current parameters of 9500 ft amsl within the area bounded by a circle having a radius of 5 nm will be examined as suitable for task during the process of this ACP. The requirement would be for RAFAT operations to be no less-safe than in the current restricted airspace. This proposal presents an opportunity to deregulate the use of the current EG R313 airspace, and establish the new airspace structure at new location, yet to be determined.

CAA response to Step 2a

The CAA has instructed the ACP Sponsor to remove the diagram of the potentially affected area. The original diagram depicted an area covering much of the UK so added no value for interested parties. The CAA understands that the affected area is dependent on the basing options that have yet to be determined; once this information is known, the CAA will ensure that the potentially affected area is presented on the ACP Portal.

In considering version 2 of the Statement of Need the CAA has determined that the proposal is in scope of the airspace change process. The CAA has provisionally determined that this airspace change proposal will be a Level M1.

Documents for this proposal (15 documents)

RAFAT ACP DEFINE Submission Version 2

Step 1b - Airspace change extension justification 

Date added: 24 June 2019 11:01

RAFAT ACP Engagement Trifold Leaflet

Step 1b - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 16 May 2019 13:45

RAFAT ACP DEFINE Submission

Step 1b - Airspace change extension justification 

Date added: 16 May 2019 13:44

RAFAT DEFINE Submission

Step 1a - Design Principles

Date added: 16 May 2019 08:40

Revised Gateway Dates

Step 1a - Airspace change extension justification 

Date added: 16 May 2019 08:22

RAFAT Design Principles Engagement Invitation

Step 1a - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 25 March 2019 15:31

Design Principles Community Engagement Invitation

Step 1a - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 25 March 2019 15:27

Draft Design Principles - for comment and input

Step 1a - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 20 March 2019 12:54

Stage 1b Engagement Letter - NATMAC Members

Step 1a - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 20 March 2019 12:53

Stage 1b Engagement Letter - Local Authorities

Step 1a - Design Principles Engagement Evidence

Date added: 20 March 2019 12:52

RAFAT_SON_Stage1B

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 14 March 2019 14:44

Assessment meeting minutes

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Minutes

Date added: 20 February 2019 12:11

Initial Assessment Meeting Presentation 6 Feb 19

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 04 February 2019 15:31

Initial Meeting Agenda 6 Feb 19

Step 1a - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 01 February 2019 13:09

RAFAT ACP Statement of Need

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 22 November 2018 12:49

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Potentially Affected Area

This is the area which may be affected by this airspace change depending on its development. This area may change as the proposal is developed.

Step 2a : Develop & Assess

This step has been started

During the Options Development Step, the change sponsor develops one or more design options that address the Statement of Need and align with the defined design principles.

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