Reportable Accidents (3), no injuries.
/ prop/ heavy landing (6)
Gear not locked down (4).
Maintenance Reports (9)
Engine Failures (9). Not all resulted in complete failure in flight. Few reports detail the cause of failure or fault.
Electrical Fire/Smoke (1).
Airprox Reports (22) + Near Miss (1). Nine involved one glider.
Tyre Burst on Landing (2).
Runway Incursion (8) including (4) who crossed red stop bars. (Pilot training).
Runway Excursion (1).
Take-off Without Clearance (2).
Alternator or complete electrical failure (4).
ASI failure on take-off (3).
Single Pilot IFR Level Bust (1).
Wrong Aerodrome (1).
Infringements (127). Of these, numerous factors contributed.
(S) = Systemic, Procedural or Technical Improvement Possible
Manchester LLR (8), of which only 2 exceeded the boundaries of the LLR, one of these was avoiding other VFR traffic. The others had an incorrect squawk for all or part of their transit. (S)
Overflight of ATZ (5), gliding site (4), danger area (1), RA(T) (1).
Farnborough CTR/CTA Fairoaks or Blackbushe traffic (7), transit (1). (S).
Farnborough frequency congested (4). (S).
Transponder Mode C error (6). Equipment insufficiently reliable. (S).
Insufficient detail to detect a trend (20).
Confused CAS bases due to complexity (7). (S).
Expected handover between controlling authorities (1).
Foreign Pilots (3). The comment was made that they had insufficient understanding of UK airspace, however our airspace should be navigable by all and closely align with ICAO procedures. (S).
Formation para drop from FL150 (1).
Altimetry (3), use of QFE (2), RPS (1) (S)
Radio / headset failure (3).
Too close to CAS base (4). (Training).
Misidentified surface features (4).
Chart obscuration (2) (S)
London FIS (4). Often not the best choice for a service (S).
Inadequate Planning (1).
Frequency congested (7) including 4 at Farnborough. (S).
Climbed too early after flight beneath lower CAS (1).
Weather factors (4).
No moving map, only one identified but actual number probably higher see insufficient detail.
Various Distractions Leading to Infringements (24).
- Headset or radio failure, including temporary failures (4).
- Instructor distracted or other task distraction (6)
- Electronic Engine Monitor (1). On short, busy flights these can be distracting.
Resetting Sky Echo or Traffic Aware (3). Whilst the traffic display may be of limited benefit and lower priority, loss of signal may cause moving map failure.(S).
- Other GPS issue (2).
- Gross compass error caused by I-Pad placement (1).
- Loss of EGT indication piston engine (1).Low priority, (Training).
- Distracted by passenger concerns (3).(Training).
- New glass cockpit unfamiliar (2). Inadvertent selection on touch screen transponder.
- New higher performance aircraft (1).