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OPPORTUNITY - AIRSPACE SUPPORT CONSULTANT

7th August 2017
The General Aviation Alliance (GAA) represents key organisations in the UK General Aviation (GA) industry. It was formed in 2004 to address the need for co-ordinated response to UK regulatory issues. Members of the GAA include; British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC); British Gliding Association (BGA); British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA); British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA); British Parachute Association (BPA); Helicopter Club of Great Britain (HCGB); Light Aircraft Association (LAA); PPL/IR Europe – European Association of Instrument Rated Private Pilots; Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC). The GAA works on behalf of about 72,000 subscription paying members of these bodies.
 
Airspace is a valuable and limited resource. GA cannot thrive without reasonable access to large amounts of airspace and therefore protecting and developing our airspace access needs is a significant part of the work carried out by GAA member organisations  on behalf of pilots, clubs and others involved in GA. That work is acted on individually and collectively within what is known as the GA Alliance airspace team.
 
We are seeking an Airspace Support Consultant to provide contracted airspace project support services to GA Alliance member organisations through the GAA airspace team. In particular, the role includes ongoing proactive awareness, research and analysis of strategic and local airspace issues as well as the development with others of potential solutions resulting in guidance to the GA Alliance member organisations.
 
  • The airspace support consultant;will have a strong technical understanding of UK airspace operations, possess good knowledge of airspace developments in the UK, and have a good awareness of the relevant legislative framework
  • must be flexible and committed, have strong interpersonal skills, and have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • will be able to develop consensus and prepare high quality submissions and responses which can be presented by GAA at both strategic and local levels
 
Applications should be submitted marked ‘in confidence – GAA airspace contractor’ to;
 
Pete Stratten
Secretary
GA Alliance
8 Merus Court
Meridian Business Park
Leicester
LE19 1RJ

 

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