Airspace- a vital resource

Without access to the airspace our sport of flying microlights would be impossible.

Airspace is a finite resource which is under constant pressure, particularly as regional airports and those offering facilities to executive aircraft develop throughout the country.

Although we can fly in controlled airspace it can limit our freedom of movement and so it is important that we keep as much uncontrolled airspace as possible.

On this page we will report on airspace matters, both general and specific, to help members keep informed.

The Airspace Change Process

To make a change to a piece of Airspace, whether in size or classification, the proposer, called the Sponsor, must follow a process detailed in the documents linked below.

CAP725 For ACPs which began public consultation before 02/01/2018

CAP1616 For ACPs which began public consultation from 02/01/2018


Airspace change proposals (ACPs) current

Listed here are current proposals that are under consideration together with BMAA comment and final responses. Please follow the link to read more details

London Oxford Airport (LOA) 

Brize Norton (BZN)

Please note that LOA and BZN are separate consultations for separate ACPs although they have been developed alongside each other. Each can be granted or rejected independently of the other.



Airspace change proposals (ACPs) completed

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