Oxford and Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal
Oxford and Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposals
Oxford airport and the RAF aerodrome at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire have both started the process of applying for a significant change to the airspace that surrounds them. The Brize Norton proposal is cited to accommodate their military aircraft which their current airspace cannot. The Oxford proposal creates airspace to the north which will only benefit their limited number of instrument approach aircraft, but will, in the view of many of the local pilots, significantly disadvantage all other traffic in the area and more importantly create high risk areas by funneling traffic around the airspace causing choke points.
The BMAA will be responding against the proposal, along with other aviation groups and individuals.
The GAA has published an open document which outlines its concerns with the Oxford proposal. You can read that document from the GAA website by following this link.
To read the proposals, form your own opinion and add your voice to the opponents of the changes follow these links to the proposal documents.