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The Skyway Code V4 (CAP 1535)
The Skyway Code V4 (CAP 1535)
The Skyway Code V4 (CAP 1535)
The Skyway Code V4 (CAP 1535)

The Skyway Code V4 (CAP 1535)


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The Skyway Code has quickly become the most useful 'pocket guide' for General Aviation pilots involved in non-commercial and flight training operations in the UK. Filled with practical guidance on the operational, safety and regulatory issues relevant to GA flying, as a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) publication, The Skyway Code also provides the authoritative legal background to the post-EASA aviation landscape with references and links to the new rules and regulations that now govern the operation of General Aviation aircraft in the UK.

The Skyway Code is a living publication that is regularly reviewed to ensure it reflects the latest regulatory requirements and best aviation practice, condensing the ‘must know’ information on UK GA flying into easy to navigate information and graphics. The Skyway Code gives GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice, with subjects covered including:

  • Pre flight checks and flight planning
  • UK - FIR
  • Key Pilot responsibilities
  • Airspace rules and regulations
  • Aerodromes Operations
  • Risks and Emergencies
  • Tables and Codes
  • Flying outside the UK
  • Links to useful safety and regulatory resources

The Skyway Code also includes examples of radio phraseology, tables to work out crosswind components and ground marshalling signals.

V3 of the Skyway Code (published in March 2024) includes a huge amount of new and updated material, including:

  • Reflects the UK’s departure from the EU and guidance on the associated changes
  • Updates to all aeronautical information, including radio frequencies and frequency monitoring codes
  • Radiotelephony exchanges updated to reflect latest CAP 413 guidance
  • Enhanced guidance for the use of moving map devices and avoiding airspace infringements
  • Introduction to Electronic Conspicuity updated to reflect recent developments
  • Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) added
  • Description of ‘Just Culture’ for GA added

Soft cover, illustrated in full colour throughout, 171 pages.

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