8.33 Air to Air


As you know by the end of 2018 all aviation radio frequencies will be converted to the 8.33 format. The “microlight” frequency 129.825, assigned as a sporting frequency to many smaller airfields will also be converted. The advantage of 8.33 is that it allows for more frequencies to be available and so we asked the CAA if the microlight fraternity could be allocated at least one other additional frequency. We are in discussion, but it looks like they will make at least one additional frequency available for ‘air to air situational awareness’  . This will relieve pressure on the ground frequency as well as adding benefit to airborne activity.