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The GA Alliance is involved in a significant and increasing amount of regulatory engagement and response activity, including that related to airspace modernization.

To provide professional support to its engagement and response activity, the GA Alliance is seeking a contracted Programme Manager.

The scope of the task includes the management of;

  • All consultations on issues launched by regulators and Govt
  • All airspace change proposals submitted under prevailing regulation
  • Liaison with GAA member representatives, GAA appointed consultants, and external stakeholders

This remunerated contractor role, that is initially likely to require the around 10 hours per week, will suit a person with a formal qualification in business administration or significant business administration experience, and who has knowledge of general aviation as well as a desire to learn more.

The closing date for applications is 29th March 2019.

Please submit a CV and application letter via email to or by post to;

Pete Stratten, GA Alliance Secretary, Lower Floor, 8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ

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The GAA has published a statement regarding the CAA’s decision to approve the TAG/Farnborough ACP.  The GA Alliance is strongly opposed to what it believes is an unjustified, illogical and inequitable CAA decision.

The GAA statement can be viewed here.



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A GAA team led by Steve Noujaim and including Mike Barnard, Ed Bellamy and Brian Bates have drafted responses to both the Brize Norton and Oxford ACP consultations. The documents have been approved by the GAA member representatives and were submitted to the ACP proposers on the 3rd of April 2018.

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Twenty-one gliding clubs, other air sport clubs, and GA Alliance member organisations met last week to agree a strategy for responding to the recent airspace change consultations published by Osprey Consulting on behalf of RAF Brize Norton and Oxford airport. Steve Noujaim, a BGA club pilot and LAA pilot with military and commercial flying experience is leading a group who will be developing the response. The (revised) closing date for responses is 5th April 2018. During late March 2018, the response group will provide GA pilots with information to help them form and submit their own responses.

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The CAA has launched its new airspace change process. You can read more here.

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The GA Alliance is supporting the work of the APPG GA, which is highlighting airfields, airspace and taxation as key issues that if left unchecked have the potential to seriously damage general aviation in the UK.

You can read more on the AAPG GA website here.

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The Oxford and Brize Norton airspace change proposal consultations have been launched. The GAA will be responding to both consultations in close contact with member organisations.

You can read more on the BGA’s website here.

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We have updated the Position and Data Papers page with all the items we have worked on this year.  This includes our response to the Doncaster Sheffield Airport Airspace Consultation during December.

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We’ve redesigned our website to give it a more contempory look and to make updating easier.

We plan to post news items on this page to keep people up to date as so far as we can; understandably, we can’t report everything we’re doing!

Thanks very much to John Wright ( for all his hard work to create the new site. John delivered on time and exactly to budget.

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