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UK CAA: the statutory corporation that regulates & oversees all aspects of civil aviation

Public safety issues:  enough 'ducking and diving' from the UK CAA 

The CAA continues to mislead HM Courts: no mechanism in place to protect the public

"Here at the Civil Aviation Authority we have a framework of values and behaviours that guide the way we work. These aren’t empty words, they underpin everything that we do"

Any Ashcroft public
 injured by LAC HE non compliant ops: the following will be held to account

2018: The UK Civil Aviation Authority continue to mislead Her Majesty's Courts re:
Non-compliant LAC high energy aircraft taking-off [and] landing towards 15,000 members of our Community, exercising their lawful rights to use our boundary road each year.


2006: CAA regulatory review of GA: "for securing the safety of air navigation and the safety of aircraft and of persons and property carried therein, [and] for preventing aircraft endangering other persons and property". The UK Rules of the Air Regulations are enabled under the ANO"


Legal proceedings will continue against the UK CAA [and BAAC hot air balloonist Expert, RJC] unless the CAA agree to provide a regulatory framework aimed at non-compliant Lancashire Aero Club high energy aircraft taking-off [and] landing towards 15,000 members of our Community, exercising their lawful rights to use our eastern boundary road each year.

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?

Is the UK CAA deliberately crossing a red line regarding public risk? We'll ask a Court

UK Civil Aviation Authority described as "A big hydrogen balloon waiting to burst"


CAA staff are transient - policies remain.15,000 road users have a message for Tony Rapson

Prospect calls for CAA to be broken up
Prospect has called for the UK’s aviation regulator to be split up, in a letter to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, amid concerns that safety is no longer its paramount concern





[1] From a CAA whistleblower (05 Nov 2017) How bad does it have to get ?

"The org itself operates in an unregulated bubble, ignoring the ethos it serves up to the aviation industry. It is widely recognised around 6+ yrs ago the senior management team were brought into an already very effective, professional organisation and have steadily dismantled it, while squeezing it in all areas so as to justify their own highly inflated salaries and bonuses.

Long term emps especially management are motivated by protecting their pensions rather than delivering business value.

HR has a systematic pattern of covering up poor performance issues rather than investigating and addressing them for fear of the risk of casting the CAA in a poor light.
Eg a manager allowed to create a role for and hire their mistress - clear gross misconduct in any other public sector organisation.
HR mismanagement of sexual harassment by a senior - again should be treated as misconduct but the injured Party blamed.
Corporate customers duped with false information.
These are some of the cover ups I'm personally aware of so if a rock or two were turned the level of corruption would likely make the BBC look positively saintly.


Advice to Management: 
Perhaps as the Americans say - "try your own dog food" rather than just selling it - i.e. Regulation.
When something goes wrong, no need for a witch hunt, just acknowledge, investigate thoroughly, put things right where possible, and develop a culture of positive behaviour rather than encouraging 'creeps' by reinforcing their inappropriate behaviour by making it acceptable"

[2] From a CAA employee (26 Sep 2016) How bad does it have to get ?

"A badly executed attempt at a cultural change has left a toxic atmosphere and constant uneasy feeling. There is no trust in leadership / senior management"
Advice to Management: "There needs to be a fundamental leadership change. The current leadership are beyond the point of no return. The new leadership needs to start afresh.. Disown everything that went before"




12 months before Shoreham inquest: Andrew Haines resigns as CAA CEO

Litigation: CAA's Andrew Haines GAD video has now been downloaded for the Court


CAA's Chris Finnigan [self proclaimed Motorcycle & Microlight hooligan] states on 1:57pm 17 Oct 2012 ... "In private flying the law does not impose any specified safety factor.." 

Mr Finnigan, please explain this microlight philosophy  to the relatives of the deceased on our eastern boundary road due to a LAC 'high energy' aircraft overrunning our 500m grass runway, using unfactorised take-off performance data [ah you're retired. Don't worry we'll explain this deficiency to a Court in your absence. D-EARY has 5 times the inertia of any aircraft that you've ever experienced]

Compare Finnigan's comments above with an expert experienced in high energy aircraft ops
Geoff Connolly [BAAC expert]
 ... email 05/29/14 at 9:33 AM
"Steve, the ‘reasonable steps’ referred to in the ANO, and the effects of sub para (a) below, make it very difficult to ignore the performance information in the Flight Manual.


Commander to be satisfied that flight can be safely completed
87 The commander of a flying machine must, before take-off, take all reasonable steps so as to be satisfied that it is capable of safely taking off, reaching and maintaining a safe height and making a safe landing at the place of intended destination having regard to:
(a) the performance of the flying machine in the conditions to be expected on the intended flight

So LBA rules, and you have to go with performance as in the flight manual, but the pilot must, in my opinion, have regard to the factors in 
SSL 07, para 10, in order to comply with ANO 87"

UK Civil Aviation Authority describe themselves as "Specialist Regulators"

UK CAA have been advised by seasoned professionals to: "Try their own Dog food"

CAA 2014: a pilot doesn't have to take into account passenger expections or ignorance

Disclosure: we demand that T Rapson & K Staples disclose their conversation with our MP

[3] From a CAA employee (10 Mar 2015) 
How bad does it have to get ?

 "Soul destroying, frustrating and lack of professionalism. They pick up on the latest organisational trends but have no idea how to implement these correctly and so it becomes a box ticking exercise. There is a whole level of middle to senior management who don't know how to manage people but have arrived in their position due to longevity at the company and are now seeing out their time to collect their pensions"
Advice to Management: "They'll be too busy covering their backsides and collecting the cash to listen"



There's an 
appetite from the Police National Network to ensure the CAA acts responsibly

Ashcroft working with the Police [and 2 Coroners] to ensure that this appetite .. is satisfied

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?


BAAC promotions, despite formal complaints of inappropriate behaviour .. surely not..

BAAC-CAA-LAC corruption ? Ashcroft keeps Gwyn Topham .... in the loop

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?


BAAC-CAA-LAC corruption ? Ashcroft keeps Gwyn Topham .... in the loop

Ashcroft litigation against UK CAA [Duty of Care / Human Rights violation, 23 Nov 2017]


  • Cost-cutting and an overstretched workforce at the Civil Aviation Authority have increased the risk of air accidents in Britain, according to a leaked internal report.
  • This was drafted by the CAA but never released.
  • It criticised failings, including in monitoring of flight training and licensing of pilots – and said the CAA did not have the resources to do their job properly.
  • The provisional report – produced by the CAA’s head of strategy and safety assurance at the request of senior directors (Mark Swan)– warned that the problems it identified were “those most likely to feature as contributory causal factors in aircraft accidents”.
  • A survey showed that fewer than 10% of employees believed their colleagues had time to undertake important safety activities to an acceptable standard.
  • Fewer than 20% of staff agreed that all of the organisation’s important safety functions were adequately covered.
  • It said: “Significant staff reductions … have led in some cases to insufficient access to expertise.” …. “in all areas reviewed, there is evidence that the resources available … are at minimum levels.
  • There is a general lack of resilience.”
  • The CAA had failed on all the safety inspections and checks there should have been before the Shoreham air show disaster.

How bad does it have to get, before the Court's take over to protect the general public?

Every year, fifteen thousand road users at Ashcroft rely on the integrity of the CAA ...

Andrew Haines: your 'regulatory framework' contradicts the CAA's legal statutory responsibilities

LAC are ransoming our public with 'any type of aircraft'. The buck stops with the CAA
Public Safety: Challenger enquiry: "Individuals who know of a situation that, unless acted upon with integrity might cause social harm, have a responsibility to contact any authority that will manage and control that situation in the best interest of the public".

The UK CAA: [lest we forget] have a legal responsibilty to protect the uninvolved public

The CAA was established by Parliament 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator

The CAA's main statutory functions are:

  • regulating civil aviation safety
  • management of UK airspace while maintaining a high standard of safety
Strategic Objectives: 
The CAA's mission is to provide best practice regulation and expert advice that are independent & enable civil aviation to best meet the needs of its users & society in a safe & sustainable manner

The CAA must meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity

Letter to the General Counsel and Secretary to the UK Civil Aviation Authority .. below

Legal 'earthquake': Mike Barnard [2013]  'the CAA is not there to save you from yourself. If you understand and accept the risks, you are entitled to take them. “Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party'



Richard Feynman 'Challenger' .. "What do you care what other people think"

Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] His question: "what's at the end of the runway ?"

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