17 November Comments on the Discussion Paper for Access to Class C & D Airspace for Sport and Recreation Aircraft November 17, 2023 In response to the Discussion Paper (DP) on access to Class C and D controlled airspace for sport and recreation aircraft, AusALPA expresses overall support while emphasising the importance of integrating this topic into the broader Australian Future Airspace Framework. The Association highlights its role in advocating for the risk assessment and subsequent transition to a Control Terminal Area (CTA) for Ballina Gateway Airport. AusALPA underscores the need for nuanced regulations, drawing on international standards like the ICAO Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements. The submission emphasises the principles of access and equity, providing detailed insights into considerations such as airspace access criteria, pilot competencies, medical fitness, aircraft equipment, and priorities for airspace access. AusALPA supports a fair and risk-based approach, anticipating further engagement with CASA on this critical aviation topic. Read more>> Comments are closed.