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General Aviation Awareness Council

The General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC) is the most representative UK body in General Aviation and is recognised as such by Government, the CAA and others to be the organisation that speaks for General Aviation on planning and environmental issues and we intend to widen our ‘awareness’ campaign to other issues where there is consensus. If you have a question on anything from flying model aircraft to planning a new airfield we hope to provide you with an answer.

The UK General Aviation associations, supported by commercial and professional bodies, have established the GAAC to try to ensure that GA activity in the UK does not decline, while elsewhere, particularly in Europe, its expansion – whether in business flying, pilot training, sport, recreation or other forms – is publicly and privately encouraged.

The critical factors for the future growth of UK General Aviation are the need for more aerodromes, strategically sited to serve areas of economic development and enough free airspace in which to operate safely and efficiently.

The objectives of the Council are:

  • to EXPLAIN the nature of the GA Industry
  • to PROMOTE its purpose and value
  • to PROTECT its facilities (e.g. aerodromes)
  • to ENSURE its future

AOPA is a supporting member of the GAAC. AOPA members can raise issues for the GAAC through the Ask AOPA service.


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