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Air Law – Pilot Rating

Resources & Links

  • Air Law Notes
  • Airspace Classifications 
  • Airchart Symbols 
  • VFR / Airspace 

Air law and navigation You should: 

  • be able to name the sources and promulgation methods of UK Aviation Law
  • understand the NOTAM and CANP systems
  • be able to interpret aeronautical charts (including scales, differences in the level of information depicted, validity periods, and symbols)
  • understand the basic structure of Zones, Areas and Airways
  • know the dimensions of ATZs and MATZs
  • understand the usage of various altimeter settings (QFE, QNH, 1013.2 hPa)
  • know the Rules of the Air (especially the low-flying rules, and the aerial collision avoidance rules)
  • be able to define VMC and VFR (minima, rules)
  • know the legal definitions of night, sunset and sunrise and the relevant flying restrictions relating to them
  • be able to define IMC and IFR (basic differences from VMC rules)
  • appreciate the factors affecting compasses (deviation and variation)
  • be able to interpret warning signs
  • understand commonly used abbreviations and initials
  • be able to distinguish between types of airspace that permit glider entry and those that don’t (e.g. AIAAs, MATZs, Danger Areas)

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