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19/07/22 Article 16 - Update ------------------

Just to keep you all informed with regards to our Article 16 authorisation, I spoke with the CAA yesterday who have confirmed receipt of our documentation. They are extremely busy at the moment but reckon they will have gone through it in around 3 – 4 weeks. As stated previously the requirements have changed in certain areas so it is a bit of a moving target, that said, the CAA will get in touch should they require any further information or require what we have given to be given in a different format.

I will let you know when the CAA get back to us, and I thank you all for your patience and understanding during this extended process.

Happy landings

Steve McDonald (SAA Chairman)


30/06/22 Article 16 - Release ------------------

Dear member,
This is a short message to inform you that following a major rewrite of all the documentation, we have resubmitted our application for Article 16 authorisation to the CAA. This has been a major piece of work trying to ensure that we satisfy the requirements of the relevant sections of CAP 722. During this rewrite and application process, the CAA's requirements have been evolving, meaning that we have been continually trying to hit a moving target. This may mean that we may need to provide some additional information or reformat existing documentation in order to fully comply with the CAA's requirements. This was a team effort, albeit that we are a bit short on bodies and I would like to thank them all for their input. Special thanks have to go to Bob Lemm and Barry Widley for their sterling efforts to get us over the line.

The Council and I understand that the members have been waiting for some considerable time for Article 16 authorisation and we apologise if this has caused any inconvenience, however during this period there have been some extenuating circumstances.

I will keep you all informed on how our application is progressing when we hear back from the CAA.
Best regards

Steve McDonald
SAA Chairman


16/05/22 A blogs page has been added to the SAA web site where clubs can add a write-up of events held

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