Airprox Board's New Campaign - Keeping Clear of ConflictThe UK Airprox Board observes that incidents involving commercial aviation have been steadily declining over the last decade but those involving GA have increased by over 50 per cent. Based upon a thorough analysis of hundreds of incidents the Board now advocates six core actions that pilots should adopt to avoid an airspace conflict.
The new campaign is supported by an excellent short video at: www.youtube.com
The six core actions are:
Eyes – look-out and develop a robust scan technique.
Ears – communicate by talking on and listening to the radio, both to make your intentions clear and to maintain situational awareness of others.
Foresight – fly defensively, with vigilance, courtesy and consideration of others, also known as “airmanship”.
Insight – regularly review your understanding of ATC services, rules of the air, circuit patterns and procedures.
Advertise – make your presence known through conspicuity measures (electronic and visual).
Prioritise – time-share cockpit tasks and avoid distractions which may compromise your look-out.
Full details at: www.airproxboard.org.uk