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15,000 members of the public use our eastern boundary road every year

More data to follow: for 2018 BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation




High Court Judge Armitage has shown that no Club/Authority is immune from criticism

[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"


Judge Grant instructed E Mort to act more responsibly re: actions of LAC Club Members 

Judge Johnstone advised the LAC .. that their case was lost re: Ashcroft gate damage 
Judge Richmond ordered a full assessment re:safe and lawful operations of D-EARY 



23 Nov 2016: Ashcroft initiated BAAC-CAA-LAC stage1 legal proceedings [public safety]

16 May 2018: Ashcroft initiates BAAC-CAA-LAC stage 2 legal proceedings [public safety]

graveyard

BAAC Hot Air Balloonist expert: "drivers can swerve out of the way of oncoming aircraft"

BAAC Balloonist: "pilots can avoid vehicles on landing"  suggested reading for Balloonist:

See and Avoid ... Peripheral and ... Tunnel vision

Caution: Regarding limitations of the "See-and-Avoid" Principle. Peripheral vision is reduced under conditions of high workload.

"A number of researchers have shown that peripheral stimuli are more difficult to detect when attention is focussed on a central task"

Safety Sense Leaflet 13: Collision Avoidance

"Another inherent eye problem is the narrow field of vision. Although our eyes accept light rays from an arc of nearly 200°, they are limited to a relatively narrow area (approximately 10–15°) in which they can actually focus on and classify an object. Although movement on the periphery can be perceived, we cannot identify what is happening there, and we tend not to believe what we see out of the corner of our eyes. This, aided by the brain, often leads to 'tunnel vision'.
  
http://www.rapp.org/archives/2013/08/see-and-avoid/
  
"The pilot’s functional visual field contracts under conditions of stress or increased workload.
The resulting ‘tunnel vision’ reduces the chance that an approaching aircraft will be seen in peripheral vision"



High Court Judge: LAC overflights cries out for expert assessment [not by a Balloonist]



After a High Court Judge recognises Ashcroft's concerns re: LAC low flying over public highways, commenting ...it "cries out" for a proper Expert assessment, Ashcroft responds by constructing a central HD tri-video device to protect our General Public (this is in addition to the 2 cameras that  'caught'  the LAC flying over our road at 19ft 4 in)

Butler Report:
LAC Focke Wulf flew 'dangerously low' over Ashcroft Road








  



  
 

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

 
 
What are the chances of G-SKIE not crashing somewhere in 2018  unlikely  


  
Our public safety page: It's time we brought Lanc's Aero .. down to earth


   

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 15,000 members of the public use our boundary road/year. Relevant issues range from:

23 Dec 2017 A letter has been sent to the new UK CAA CEO [Richard Moriarty] ..here





21 Dec 2017: The BAAC send us a Christmas letter .. our polite response is  .. here




  

It is in the public interest that Ashcroft continues to litigate against the BAAC / CAA / LAC

BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation [16 May 2018] will focus on:

  • Failure of the BAAC's expert's to act in an appropriate [and] safe manner
  • Failure of the UK CAA's regulatory framework to protect the general public
  • Failure of the UK CAA's regulatory framework to protect pilots & passengers
  • Failure of the UK CAA's senior operatives to act with integrity and transparency
  • Failure of the LAC Committee to regulate the errant behaviour of their members




  


  

  





Kate Staples [CAA] continues to insult Ashcroft re: non-compliant LAC high energy ops.



   

  
BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation in 2018 will focus on:

  • Failure of the BAAC's expert's to act in an appropriate [and] safe manner
  • Failure of the UK CAA's regulatory framework to protect the general public
  • Failure of the UK CAA's regulatory framework to protect pilots & passengers
  • Failure of the UK CAA's senior operatives to act with integrity and transparency

16 May 2018: Enough ducking and diving from the UK CAA ... if they can not agree to provide a regulatory framework .. aimed at non-compliant Lanc's 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 .. then legal proceedings will commence against the UK CAA [same deadline applies to BAAC Balloonist RJC]
   
It is in the public interest that Ashcroft continues to litigate against the BAAC / CAA / LAC


  

A recent attempt [28.11.2017] by 
senior operatives representing the UK CAA to walk away from a clear 'duty of care' to protect the general public [not associated with aviation activities] is viewed as shabby and irresponsible.

Attempts to mislead / provide false information to our MP will not impress a UK Court
  
Ashcroft will be asking a Court to order the UK CAA to provide a declaration designed to protect our Community and to pay substantial damages due to the dangerous advice given by the UK CAA's Microlight 'Hooligan' [Chris Finnigan's own words]
  

2012-2014: Finnigan gave reckless advice to the Lanc's Aero Club and an inexperienced BAAC Hot Air Balloonist expert [Robert John Commander] ... thereby endangering the general public at Ashcroft.


  

  

  



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

  


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


  
Litigation against the UK CAA / BAAC / Lancashire Aero Club

  
1986: Considerable pressure was put on Roger Boisjoly to trash his safety concerns regarding the 'O' Rings fitted on the Space Shuttle Challenger ...
Seven people died as a result of the extensive bullying that Mr Boisjoly experienced
.
  

2018: Ashcroft will ask a UK Court to assess whether the CAA has behaved responsibly
  

There are 
15,000 members of the public who use our eastern boundary road every year
  
Lancashire Aero Club have made their intentions clear to
 'ransomthe owners of Ashcroft with high energy non-compliant aircraft, operating towards our Community.

23 Dec 2017: Level 2 litigation commences against the BAAC [RJC] .. and the UK CAA
  
2017:
 Ashcroft passed on concerns to the CAA   2018: time for a UK Court to comment




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


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


  

AAIB 2017: struggling to cope with the UK CAA's 2014 buffoonery ... full scale enquiry 2018
 

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

02 Nov 2017: Credit to Jemma Gaule [WS Coroner] acting with integrity - passing on concerns



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

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

AAIB 2017: struggling to cope with the UK CAA's 2014 buffoonery ... full scale enquiry 2018


  
BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation in 2018 will focus on:

  • Failure of the BAAC's expert's to act in an appropriate [and] safe manner
  • Failure of the UK CAA's regulatory framework to protect the general public
  • Failure of the UK CAA's regulatory framework to protect pilots & passengers
  • Failure of the UK CAA's senior operatives to act with integrity and transparency
  • Failure of the LAC's hierarchy to regulate the unsafe behaviour of their members






02 Nov 2017: Credit to Jemma Gaule [WS Coroner] acting with integrity - passing on concerns  

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
 


  
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



23 Nov 2010: Ashcroft Airfield and 15,000 road users ransomed by Eric Clifford Mort's Lancashire Aero Club with high energy non-compliant aircraft.

March 2014: The CAA's Motorcycle & Microlight 'Hooligan' [Chris Finnigan's own words] and the BAAC's Hot Air Balloonist 'expert' [Robert John Commander] thought that the public risks were 'spurious-trivia'.

Summer 2017: Ashcroft repeatedly asked Kate Staples and Tony Rapson [UK CAA] to 'work' with us to manage the risks to the public but they steadfastly refused.
  
Summer 2017: 
John Wheeler, Chairman British Association of Aviation Consultants resigns
  

Summer 2017: Gwyn Topham [The Guardian] publishes a damning report on the CAA 
  
Autumn 2017: 
Ashcroft is now 'working' with the West Sussex Chief Coroner [Jemma Gaule] and the Shoreham Chief Investigator, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team [Tony Taylor] who emailed us 17.11.2017  " were you aware that a couple of weeks ago the Prime Minister announced in Parliament that the Dept. of Transport had accepted the AAIB proposal for an independent review of the CAA ?"
  
Ashcroft will not be ransomed by Mort's Lanc's Aero Club with the CAA looking away

   
23 Nov 2017: Pre-action protocols against the CAA will be published on this website
 
23 Nov 2017:
 Commander reminded that he's being sued for professional negligence

  

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


   
    

Ashcroft working with the West Sussex Coroners Office [and] Police Investigation Team


   

 



02 Nov 2017: Credit to Jemma Gaule [WS Coroner] acting with integrity - passing on concerns



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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
  

  


  


  








Mark Twain: 'The two most important days in your life are the day you are born ... and the day you find out why.'
   




High energy illegal LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation



A significant number of highly trained and experienced staff in the safety division have left the CAA in recent years.The union representing safety inspectors said a significant number of its members had left the CAA. Steve Jary, national secretary, aviation, at Prospect, said: “Put simply, they are no longer confident that they can do their job – keeping the public safe. But they can’t speak out: about 30 have left with confidentiality agreements in their exit packages.”



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?
  




 



  
High energy illegal LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation
  

  


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



Advice from a CAA 'Hooliganto a Hot Air BAAC Balloonist 'expert':
  
"a private pilot can do whatever he likes .... including hazarding his own life  ... and does not need to take into account the expections of his passengers"

  
2017 Fatalities: 21 [CAA target 20] No LAC high energy accidents at Ashcroft please
  


  

High energy illegal LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation
  



Is it game over for Lancashire Aero Club malignant committee [10 yrs in power]


  







  



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


  



Is it 'game over' for the Lancashire Aero Club Committee [10 years in power]



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



Eric Mort's Lancashire Aero Club demanded £100,000 to give Ashcroft a 'clean break' 




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


          
High energy illegal LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation


     







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



High energy illegal LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation



23 Nov 2017: UK CAA given first formal warning of legal action [Human rights violation]
23 Nov 2017: Ashcroft provides witness statement  to West Sussex Constabulary 
23 Nov 2017: Ashcroft provides witness statement  to West Sussex Coroner 
23 Nov 2017: Ashcroft provides witness statement  to Shoreham victims legal team 

Eric Mort's Lancashire Aero Club demanded £100,000 to give Ashcroft a 'clean break' 
  


 

  
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Ashcroft will be passing on concerns to the Powys Coroner here ... after the AAIB report



  






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Advice from a CAA 'Hooliganto a Hot Air BAAC Balloonist 'expert':

  
"a private pilot can do whatever he likes .... including hazarding his own life  ... and does not need to take into account the expections of his passengers"


Exactly who ... is the person in charge of the aerodrome ... at Breighton ?


  
Ashcroft remains on track to initiate legal action against the UK CAA on 23 Nov 2017








   






Ashcroft notes that Jimbo Ellis is strangely silent regarding his CAA reprimand in 2005
  

   

   
31 Jul 2015: LAC Solicitor reported to Attorney General [attempting to pervert the course of justice]

31 Jul 2016: National Newspapers advised of LAC high energy illegal ops towards our public

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






23 June: Ashcroft asks High Court Judge to assess BAAC-CAA-LAC human rights violation


  





  
We have a mountain of evidence to hang the BAAC CAA LAC [public safety issues]


  



  

 

  


Compare the proper Expert's Code of Conduct ... with the BAAC's version

BAAC fail to comply with the minimum standards required for Experts Code of Conduct



Chris Finnigan [CAA's Microlight & Motorcycle Hooligan] advises aero clubs and experts:
  
"The private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expections or ignorance - the bottom line is that a pilot can do whatever he likes, including hazarding his own life" .. nice work Chris

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



23 Nov 2017 legal proceedings against UK CAA re: breach of the Human Rights Act
  

  

  

High energy LAC ops + public risk + unlawful CAA advice + BAAC incompetent = Litigation
  
  

  





  

 

  

The LAC continue to use flying rights as a tool to ransom Ashcroft and our Community 


A preliminary Court Hearing was held at Crewe [13.03.2017] with the Judge showing safety concerns for our road users. This has now opened up 3 avenues of litigation which will commence on 20 March 2017.

  • The Lancashire Aero Club are ransoming Ashcroft and our Community, with high energy aircraft [using illegal military performance data] operating from a short grass runway, terminating in a frequently used public highway. This affects 15,000 people every year.
  • In our view this is a breach of Article 241 of the 2016 Air Navigation Order “A person must not recklessly or negligently cause or permit an aircraft to endanger any person or property”  The owners of Ashcroft have no control over LAC illegal flight operations



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

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

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 opinionhave regard to the factors in 
SSL 07, para 10, in order to comply with ANO 87"



  
Along comes a BAAC 'Hot Air' Balloonist stating ... 'safety factors are just for students'

  
The BAAC are in conflict, with 15,000 people at risk - the CAA are behaving unlawfully.
  
The litigation will continue [against the CAA if necessary] until our community is secure 
  

  
Philip Bass [Clyde & Co] His question: "what's at the end of the runway ?"
  
Ian Weston [CAA 2005] 
"These flying rights aren't worth the paper that they're written on" 
  



UK Civil Aviation Authority:  "the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about whatever he likes …. including hazarding his life" [based on advice from a CAA Microlight 'Hooligan' Chris Finnigan]

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


  

The AAIB state [03.03.2017] that UK CAA seem to blame others for public safety risks

If the CAA refuse to protect our road users then we'll ask a Court to order them to do it


  

The LAC continue to use flying rights as a tool to ransom Ashcroft and our Community 

  
Ashcroft will publish a public safety letter here [14.03.2017] to UK GOV [DfT] + AAIB

  
How bad does it have to get .. before Lanc's Aero use their .. Chairman removal tool
  


Shoreham AAIB report: "The investigation found that the parties involved in the planning, conduct and regulatory oversight of the flying display did not have formal safety management systems in place to identify and manage the hazards and risks.

  
The regulator believed the organisers of flying displays owned the risk. Conversely, the organiser believed that the regulator would not have issued a Permission for the display if it had not been satisfied with the safety of the event"



LAC non-compliant high energy aircraft:  Court hearing 13 March 2017
  
The UK Civil Aviation Authority expects the owners of Ashcroft Airfield to 'manage the hazards and risks'  to control non-compliant LAC high energy aircraft operating from a 500m grass Runway towards a frequently used public highway.
  

Since we have no 'control' over this situation and bearing in mind the comments from the [fortunately independent] AAIB, it seems that the UK CAA Chief Exec [Andrew Haines] may need to re-assess his .. nothing to do with us .. comments on 13 June 2016   



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".

LAC continue to ransom Ashcroft and our Community with 'high energy' aircraft 

  • CAA continue to ignore their 'prime directive' to safeguard 15,000 road users 
  • BAAC content to endorse gross incompetence/failure to comply with Court rules 

Ashcroft has 3 primary goals ... to ask a Court to:

  • Strongly recommend that the BAAC is regulated by an Independent body.
  • Order the UK CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities to protect our public
  • Order the LAC to stop non-compliant high energy aircraft endangering our public

Ashcroft has 3 primary goals ... to ask a Court to:

  • Strongly recommend that the BAAC is regulated by an Independent body.
  • Order the UK CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities to protect our public
  • Order the LAC to stop non-compliant high energy aircraft endangering our public



BAAC are desperate to distance themselves from their Hot Air Balloonist safety report  



CAA are desperate to avoid litigation concerning their microlight hooligan's mistakes





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



CAA are desperate to avoid litigation concerning their microlight hooligan's mistakes

In our 6 year experience with Lanc's Aero Club there are only 2 rules to remember ..  

1. Dont trust the Lancashire Aero Club ...and  
2. Don't forget Rule 1 
  
Are you're 
daft enough to join Lanc's Aero Club ?   Watch their training video first ..

BAAC are desperate to distance themselves from their Hot Air Balloonist safety report  

Email to our Solicitors from BAAC independent expert [Bob Commander] 16.03.2014
"The Ashcroft Airfield website is showing a message about an expert assessment being in progress until April.  I would appreciate some assurance that this has nothing to do with my report.  It may well be for new drainage or seeding or general maintenance, but there is absolutely no need to warn potential visitors to the field about my own work ...  once again, the website influences my own opinions"  .. 

Bob, if you'd been doing your job properly you would have noticed that 15,000 people use our road every year. An unfortunate mistake [one of many it seems]


  
CAA are desperate to avoid litigation concerning their microlight hooligan's mistakes
  

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

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".


  


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".





 Kate Staples: how will you explain to a Court that your responsibilities to our public
.. vary .. depending on which Army postal 'Hooligan' happens to be in 'office' ? 

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

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".
  






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 ?"


  
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".




Lancashire Aero Club Committee email to Ashcroft 23 November 2010

"As you are aware whatever the interaction of the Flying and Storage rights with CAP 393  the rights you have voluntarily granted to Ellis by Deed are ransom rights. ...
Happily I have been able to acquire the rights from Mr & Mrs Ellis. 
Mr Ellis pointed out that the rights apply to Ashcroft North as well as Ashcroft Main so you can expect to see us even if you sell Ashcroft Main to a stranger.

It is because we own the Ellis Rights that we were confident of being able to deliver a satisfactory deal. Of course you can sell elsewhere but any other purchaser will have to put up with us and whoever of the membership of LAC we grant licences" ... 

'Top Tip' stay well clear of this LAC bunch

NB: 'Happily' Jimbo Ellis and Lancs Aero Club are permanently banned from Ashcroft

Richard Miller [Senior Solicitor]"LAC is underhand and not calculated to give you confidence in the bona fides of these gentlemen in any future dealings with them. I think you were entitled to expect that all negotiations would be conducted with transparency and “cards on the table” and it appears that this expectation has been far from met"


T Rapson: 2016 has been a crap year for GA fatalitiesWe wont allow LAC to kill our public
  
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 Court will be asked to view the following video: an accident waiting to happen

Professor Richard Feynman [Chairman of the Space Shuttle Challenger enquiry]

CNN:          was this an accident that didn't have to happen ?
    
Feynman: 
 yes, there were many warnings that there was something wrong ... and the warnings were disregarded
       
CNN:         disregarded out of incompetence, 
out of a faulty system, out of bad judgement .. for what reason?
    
Feynman:
  I had some difficulty with that, I kind of of imagined that a child that runs in the road, and the parents are very upset, and said "Its very dangerous" ... but the child comes back and said "nothing happened" .. he runs out on the road again several times ... and the parents say "it's dangerous" .. but nothing happens.
  

If the child's view that 'nothing happens' was a clue that there was nothing going to happen, then there is going to be an accident ... nothing happened before, it's about the same as we did before, so it can't be unsafe because it's what we did last time...
.. and that's the kind of childish attitude, the mother
 [corresponding to the engineers], the management [corresponding to the children]. That's the way I would look at it and ..
... 
sooner or later the child gets run over  
Is it an accident .. no it's not an accident 

LAC high energy a/c ops using illegal data towards our road is too dangerous


  


  

15,000 
road users suggest that the UK CAA gets "Clued up" re:

  • UK CAA Policy documents that may not be ...  'legally binding'
  • UK CAA Policy documents that are definitely    'legally relevant'

CAA be reminded that you have a duty of care to 15,000 members of the public using our eastern boundary road, since Ashcroft [and our Community] are being ransomed by high energy LAC aircraft that are non-compliant with CAA safety documents



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


  
Richard Feynman was essentially 'independent'  from NASA and Thiokol.

With 15,000 members of our public at risk, it is appalling that the British Association of Aviation Consultants [falsely] claimed that an 'Independent' enquiry panel would be set up, to investigate the safety report and actions of Robert John Commander [ex-CAA]

This 'independent' panel consisted of: 

  • His Honour Harvey Crush FRAeS MBAC [Chairman]
  • Andrew MT Belshaw MSc MBAC MRAeS
  • James M K Black BA (Oxon) Dip Bus Man FIPM MBAC

They were in fact, all members of the BAAC. With the panel 'Chairman' on the BAAC Council this calls into question the integrity of the BAAC.

Equally alarming is the correspondence received from the UK CAA and in particular a letter from the CAA Chief Executive [Andrew Haines] on 13 June 2016, effectively stating that the UK CAA has no interest in the welfare of 15,000 members of our Community going about their lawful business of using our eastern boundary road each year [with the LAC ransoming us with 'any type' of unlawful aircraft]

The LAC have gone out of their way to butcher our Airfield since Nov 2010

    
LAC won't mind if we spend the next 14 yrs giving them a few suggestions
  

  

Roger Boisjoly, the chief engineer for Morton Thiokol, was pressurised by Thiokol & NASA to keep quiet on safety issues, with fatal consequences
  
30 years later, nothing has changed the 
BAAC and CAA are clumsily trying to do the same with Ashcroft, risking 15,000 people using our eastern boundary road.
It appears that the CAA and the BAAC have not learned from history [see below] ... in any event ... legal proceedings have been initiated to protect our public against LAC 'high energy' illegal aircraft operations.

SPACE SHUTTLE ENQUIRY  .... AFTERMATH

"The first area of ethical concern is the area of information accuracy. The fact that both NASA's and Thiokol's managers had little regard to the concerns of Thiokol's engineers is very distressing.
All members of the group made a decision knowing that the decision was based on flawed information. A second concern is that the decision made put safety last and operational goals first. Only one member of the GDSS expressed serious concern for the potential loss of life [5].
Additionally, open and free communication before and during the GDSS meeting was discouraged through such group dynamics as mind guarding, direct pressure and self-censorship [5].
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"

A dangerous BAAC safety report, based on unsafe advice from the UK CAA 



06 March 2014: BAAC Balloonist Expert [Robert John Commander] spent 38 min touring Ashcroft [he wrote it up as 90 min]. Commander was ordered by a Court to assess all safety risks associated with LAC high energy aircraft using Ashcroft Airfield with a public highway at the end of a 500m grass Runway.



At least the Balloonist BAAC "Expert" got something right: "The aircraft should be flown in accordance with the correct flight manual but the pilot is required to comply with the Rules for the country in which the aircraft is being flown. However, if there is a difference in regulatory requirement, the aircraft must be flown in compliance with the more restrictive regulation between the country of registration (Germany) and the country where the flight takes place (UK)."
  

Ashcroft was initially reassured that the BAAC 'experts' operated to a high standard
The difference between expectations -v- reality was staggering. CCTV evidence shows that Commander spent just 30 sec assessing the risk to the general public.

     


  

The UK CAA have displayed an appalling lack of integrity regarding risks to the public 
The LAC continue to take advantage of this farce by ransoming our community with their high energy aircraft [non-compliant with CAA safety documents]

1. Civil Aviation Authority (UK)

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"
  

2. Civil Aviation Authority (UK) 
    
QUOTE ....Accidents such as failure to get airborne, collision with obstacles after take-off and over-run on landing occur frequently to light aeroplanes. Many have happened at short licensed runways, as well as strips, often when operating out of wind or where there was a slope. Poor surfaces, such as long or wet grass, mud or snow, were often contributory factors. Many, if not all, of these performance accidents could have been avoided if the pilots had been fully aware of the performance limitations of their aeroplanes. The pilot in command has a legal obligation under EU Part-NCO and Article 87 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, which require the pilot to check that the aeroplane will have adequate performance for the proposed flight .. UNQUOTE
  

SSL 07: 8(c) "You should always ensure that after applying all the relevant factors .... the Landing Distance Required (LDR) from a height of 50 feet does not exceed landing Distance Available"


3. Civil Aviation Authority (UK) 
  
QUOTE .... Unlicensed aerodromes and private strips are often used by pilots and private owners. They may be more convenient or cheaper than licensed aerodromes; however, they do require special consideration. Approximately one third of GA Reportable Accidents in the UK occur during take-off or landing at unlicensed aerodromes .. UNQUOTE



Kate Staples: [General Counsel and Secretary to the CAA] 05 Sep 2016:
"In your letter you put me on notice to provide a comprehensive summary of the CAA's statutory responsibilities iaw the Civil Aviation Act 1982  ... I do not propose to prepare any such comprehensive summary unless ordered to do so by a court"

DRK Solicitiors to Ashcroft 3:15pm 04 April 2014: "Whilst writing, I attach a copy of an e-mail that was sent by Mr Commander to Mel on the 16th March 2014.   When this e-mail was received, Mel was quite troubled by it because Mr Commander should not have been contacting her directly in this way."


From: Robert John Commander [ordered by a Court to be a BAAC independent joint expert]
To: Ashcroft Airfield Solicitor [Mel Sumner] 16:14  16 March 2014 

  
Quote: "I'm sure your client is aware of the Pilots Rumour Network - PPrune - but I am not sure if you will have seen it. Here is the PPrune string on Ashcroft Airfield. As with the impression given by the Ashcroft website, PPrune is doing your client few favours.
Aviation is a very small world and, as you may be gathering, quite a gossipy one .. PPrune is read avidly by the regulators as by the flying community, so the views voiced in the forum are probably common knowledge to those interested within the CAA" 
Unquote

Bob: considering you've been reprimanded by a High Court Judge and we're trying to 'mop up' the mess that you and Finnigan [ex-CAA Hooligan] have left behind, your attempts to intimidate us are viewed by us as disgraceful.
  
Fifteen thousand members of our Community use our eastern boundary road every year
The LAC have already been legally assessesd as having no bona fides. 15,000 people were relying on the integrity of the BAAC and the UK CAA in 2014 to protect them from high energy [80,000kgms] aircraft using unlawful data. It appears that their expections have been far from met ... 




Lanc's Aero: dont ransom our Community with your high energy aircraft.

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".
   

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".


RE: G-GARB we'll ask a Court to order the CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities
RE: C-FINN we'll ask a Court to order the CAA to be upfront with their responsibilities  

  
Ashcroft will be writing to the Coroner 
re: G-GARB / CAA related issues if the [fortunately independentAir Accident Investigation Branch can find no reason for crash


  

  

Ashcroft will keep our Community up to date with the BAAC-CAA-LAC litigation Here


Letter to LAC Chairman [Mort] re: violation Fraud act 2006 & Gross Misconduct  Here
  

Letter to Cheshire Police Chief Constable: CAA avoiding statutory responsibilites Here

CAA: 'Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party'

  
SERA. 3101 Negligent or Reckless Operation of Aircraft: An aircraft shall not be operated in a negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger life or property of others



  
  
British Association of Aviation Consults 'Balloonist' Expert ... "the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance .. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about whatever he likes, including hazarding his life"

This statement is based on advice from a CAA Microlight 'Hooligan' [Chris Finnigan]

BAAC: the official CAA safety document on aircraft performance is found here 
 
"Accidents such as failure to get airborne, collision with obstacles after take-off and over-run on landing occur frequently to light aeroplanes. Many, if not all, of these performance accidents could have been avoided if the pilots had been fully aware of the performance limitations of their aeroplanes. The pilot in command has a legal obligation under EU Part-NCO and Article 87 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, which require the pilot to check that the aeroplane will have adequate performance for the proposed flight"

NB: ex-CAA Microlight 'Hooligans' advise that you can ignore all of the above [provided you've practised in a field] .. Chris, I don't thnk this applies to high energy [80,000 kgm/s] aircraft taking off over a public highway ... ouch!

Public Safety: 15000 members of the public demand action to be taken against BAAC

15,000 Ashcroft road users relied on the integrity of the BAAC in 2014

15,000 Ashcroft road users relied on the integrity of the CAA      in 2014

BAAC has always been unregulated  ... Ashcroft will ask a Court to rectify this deficiency
   

  
25 Nov 2016: BAAC Chairman "appears to find dificulty" accepting the current litigation

10 Dec 2016: Particulars of Claim: sent to British Association of Aviation Consultants  


  


LAC illegal 'high energy'  flights [and] UK CAA failure to comply with ICAO laws
  

It seems that Ashcroft Airfield is forced to do the job that would normally be expected of a Civil Aviation Authority [legally bound by the Chicago Convention-ICAO standards]
  
Ashcroft would like to pay tribute to Ian Weston [CAA enforcement officer 2005] since he managed to instantly diffuse an aviation safety 'situation' based on mature experience and a respect for well established CAA policy documents designed..
"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"




Lanc's Aero: if you must crash onto public premises .. don't crash into our Community

 
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"
  

  
Tram travelling 4 x max speed= 7 fatalities51 injured. Is this also spurious-trivia Bob?

Where do you 'draw the line'  We suggest BAAC start reading CAA Policy documents..
.. rather than relying on CAA Microlight 'Hooligans' who've deviated from CAA policy

  

   
BAAC: public safety concerns are  "spurious-trivia" ...  ouch !
      

High Court: BAAC is 'trespassing on the function of the Court-intemperate comments'

LAC illegal 'high energy'  flights [and] UK CAA failure to comply with ICAO laws
  
It seems that Ashcroft Airfield is forced to do the job that would normally be expected of a Civil Aviation Authority 
[legally bound by the Chicago Convention-ICAO standards]
  
Ashcroft would like to pay tribute to Ian Weston [CAA enforcement officer 2005] since he managed to instantly diffuse an aviation safety 'situation' based on mature experience and a respect for well established CAA policy documents designed..
"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"

Ashcroft will invite the Court to comment on why a UK Civil Aviation Authority [2012 onwards] would not only ignore their primary duty of care [safeguarding the public not associated with aviation activities] but also deviate from their legal responsibilities to comply with ICAO standards [iaw the Chicago Convention]

  • 23 Nov 2016: Ashcroft will initiate pre-emptive measures to protect the general public, by asking a Court to evaluate the Lanc's Aero Club's intention to ransom our Community, with the unlawful use of high energy flight operations from our short grass runway, terminating in a public highway, which is used by over 15,000 members of the public every year. 
  • Litigation is primarily focussed on the British Association of Aviation Consultants but since 2012 there's strong evidence to suggest the CAA have given controversial & irresponsible advice to the LAC & BAAC [adversely affecting public safety]
  • 23 Nov 2016: Concerns passed to the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP [DfT] regarding unacceptable risks to the General Public [changes in the Civil Aviation Act 2012] and the UK CAA'S refusal to formally disclose statutatory responsibilities ... unless Quote "ordered to do so by a CourtUnquote
  • 05 Jan 2016: Tony Rapson [Head of GA Flt Ops] ... Quote "Let me be clear .. Unlicensed airfields such as Ashcroft are not regulated by the CAA" Unquote
    Mr Rapson, let us 'be clear' .. documentary evidence shows that Chris Finnigan 
    [your CAA 'Hooligan'] and Bob Commander [the BAAC's Balloonist 'expert'] have ensured that the LAC can do .. 'whatever they like' .. [using high energy aircraft] at Ashcroft [including ransoming and endangering our Community].

    The UK CAA is legally obliged to 'regulate' LAC pilots who fly from Ashcroft, since we have no control over their high energy aircraft operations [whilst failing to comply with CAA policy documents] in close proximity to our general public.

    Mr Rapson, i
    the interests of 'clarity' and public safetyAshcroft is starting legal proceedings to [partially] demonstrate that the CAA's current regulatory framework re: LAC 'ransoming' Ashcroft is irresponsible and [also] not compliant with the Chicago Convention [see below]
     
  • 23 Nov 2016: Concerns passed to ICAO President regarding the UK CAA's deviation from Annex 19 of the Chicago Convention: APP 1. State Safety Oversight System. Primary aviation legislation 1.1
    "The State shall promulgate a comprehensive and effective aviation law, consistent with the size and complexity of the State’s aviation activity and with the requirements contained in the Convention on International Civil Aviation, that enables the State to regulate civil aviation"
  • As part of these legal proceedings, Ashcroft will ask the Court to order the UK CAA to act with 'integrity' and to be 'upfront' with their statutory responsibilities regarding members of the public not associated with aviation activities.
  • 23 Nov 2016: A formal warning letter of litigation will be sent to the Lancashire Aero Club Trustees and Committee members




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".


  


  

   
CAA website:
 "The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. 

We are a public corporation, established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator" 
Ashcroft and15,000 road users will ask a Court to do a gross error check on the UK CAA

  

British Association of Aviation Consultants litigation: Final warning


  
Applications to the Court: [post 23 Nov 2016 litigation]

  • Application ordering BAAC to be upfront regarding their Balloonist Experts' experience
  • Application ordering CAA   to be upfront regarding their statutatory responsibilities
  • Application ordering LAC to suspend high energy rd over-flights during legal action


  
When the BAAC acknowledge their lawful responsibilities under UK Gov legislation

When the CAA   acknowledge their lawful responsibilities under Civil Aviation Act 1982
When the LAC   acknowledge their lawful responsibilities iaw UK CAA policies / ANO
  
Then Ashcroft will ramp down concerns for the public using our eastern boundary road

BAAC: Unregulated. Unprofessional. Use of illegal data. Overall incompetence. Confirmed biased reporting. Multiple attempts of intimidation. Criticised by a High Court Judge. Relied on advice from a ‘Hooligan’. Failure to comply with Court Orders. A 30 second public safety assessment. False claims re: independent enquiry. Fraudulent website assurances ....'spurious-trivia'  Mr Wheeler ? 

There are at least 15,000 people using our public highway every year


  

All our road users expect that .. all pilots operate in accordance with CAA publications
Chris Finnigan [a self confessed CAA microlight hooligandeparted from CAA publications
CAA's assurances to AOPA to protect the public will be part of our legal pleadings:

CCTV evidence shows that the BAAC's Balloonist 'expert' [Bob Commanderlooked away from his duty to the court and spent just 30 sec assessing public safety risks

  • The LAC continue to ransom us with high energy aircraft using illegal AFM data
  • A High Court Judge [K Armitage] has already expressed public safety concerns
  • It's in the public interest for a Court to assess all risks [ordered by Judge Richmond]


   
If the UK CAA wish to ignore an act of parliament then that is their choice
Any harm to our public resulting from high energy LAC flight ops: [using illegal performance data] will inevitably adversely affect the LAC/BAAC/CAA [UK national press notified 26.06.2016]


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".

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'


  

50 years ago [21 October 1966] Aberfan disaster: "a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in a Welsh village [near Merthyr Tydfil] killing 116 children & 28 adults. The local Community had pleaded with official's not to endanger their village"

50 years later nothing has changed: The UK Civil Aviation Authority employed a ...
Motorcycle & Microlight 
Hooligan to 'misadvise' an inexperienced BAAC 'Balloonist' that public safety concerns were 'spurious-trivia'.... regarding a high energy LAC Focke Wulf using military unapproved performance take-off & landing data on a 500m grass Runway terminating in a public highway used by over 15,000 people every year.

The difference is that 50 years after Aberfan, we'll ask Court to assess public safety risks before children and adults are killed. We assumed that this would be the role of the UK CAA, however it seems that the CAA are experiencing multiple integrity issues and will require a 'wake-up' call from a UK Court .. before someone is killed.
  
LAC is an undisciplined organisation -  no safety structure -  criticised by a Judge for poor leadership. Crashing on public footpaths & vehicle test tracks seems to be S.O.P 

BAAC-CAA litigation: We predict a legal earthquake on public safety issues 

Public safety - BAAC Litigation: Ashcroft continues to collect legal evidence ..

  


Public Safety risks: BAAC and CAA integrity issues requiring intervention by a Court

Ashcroft will be keeping our public updated with BAAC / UK CAA litigation ... here
    


 

    

  

23 Nov: we'll ask a Court to comment on BAAC - CAA suitability to assess public safety



Tom Bradbury ITN: "stop an accident and no one notices, fail and there's a good chance that the whole country will be paying attention"

UK CAA have been formally warned to be upfront re: their responsibilities to the public
  

01 NovThe BAAC will be sent their final warning of litigation regarding Public Safety


    

High Court Judge: LAC flight ops over Ashcroft road 'cries out' for expert assessment



Words of wisdom from Robert John Commander [BAAC Expert flying Hot Air Balloons]
   

"As noted in some testimonies Mr Billington was a commercial pilot and now appears to find difficulty between commercial operations and private flying ... the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorancealthough a passenger briefing is strongly recommended. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about whatever he likes, including hazarding his life .. "  [based on advice from a CAA Microlight Hooligan]
  
Bob Commander was ordered by a Court to be a Joint [independent] Expert
British Association of Aviation Consultants - strangely silent regarding Mr Commander...

  • using illegal [Military] Take off and Landing performance data to ...
  • incorrectly calculate safe operations of a 2 Ton LAC Focke Wulf from..
  • 500m [usable] grass runway terminating in a frequently used...
  • public highway .. which he viewed for just 30 seconds ... [ouch]

It seems that Mr Commander appears to find difficulty using the correct runway lengths
  
It seems that Mr Commander 
appears to find difficulty  appeasing a High Court Judge
  
It seems that Mr Commander 
appears to find difficulty  assessing public safety risks ..

final warning to British Association of Aviation Consultants    will be here on 01 Nov


  
With litigation against the British Association of Aviation Consultants due 23 Nov 2016

This is rare opportunity for a Court to assess the CAA's competency to properly assess

  • Risks to the general public not associated with aviation activities
  • Risks to passengers in light aircraft who blindly trust that everything will be 'OK'
  • Risks to road users who assume pilots will comply with correct AFM performance

Ashcroft has been let down by the establishment .. we will ask a Court to assess this.
Particularly relevant since the LAC are ransoming our public with high energy aircraft


  

The owner of Alton Towers has been fined a record £5m for the “catastrophic” rollercoaster crash that left five passengers with life-changing injuries.
  

CAA Hooligan + BAAC Balloonist screwing up = CAA + BAAC in jeopardy

AA / BAAC: Smiler Ride inquest "a catastrophic failure to assess risks" [27.09.2016]

CAA: be advised of the 'Smiler Ride'  litigation and your statutory responsibilities
   
CAA have left themselves wide open for litigation after the actions of Chris Finnigan


   

   
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
  


Ashcroft is attempting to 'manage risks'. Are CAA & LAC going act in a similar manner?


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".

   




Tony Rapson:
 'unlicensed airfields not regulated by CAA' .. please seek legal advice Mr Rapson

  
Public Safety: in the absence of integrity from the CAA and BAAC .. we'll ask a Court to intervene



23 Nov 2016:  legal proceedings against the BAAC ..  in the interest of Public Safety

Level 5 litigation warning to British Association of Aviation Consultants  01 Aug 2016

  

     
In the interests of public safety all documents will be published on this website

  • 01 Jun  2016 .. Warning to the CEO of the UK Civil Aviation Authority
  • 01 Jul   2016 .. Notification of public safety concerns to national newspapers

We thank the Cheshire Constabulary for their support regarding public safety at Ashcroft


  

Legal correspondence to the BAAC ... 1  2  3  4  5  6  7

    


Hillsborough inquest: .. 
if public safety is at risk, the general public have a low tolerance for corruption, Masonic 'handshakes', old boy networks.  Ashcroft [and our public] will not relent in exposing BAAC incompetence, bias, failure to comply with Court Orders, Civil Procedure Rules ... etc. The BAAC is an unregulated organisation [complaints are dismissed without proper regard for the public]. All parties concerned [CAA inc] whether employed or retired should be clear .. if 80,000 kgm/sec of LAC Focke Wulf kills / injures or harms any member of our public using illegal [military] Flight Manual Performance data, then it is entirely possible that criminal proceedings may result

Ashcroft has been forced to bypass normal channels concerning public safety concerns:

  • Issues concerning corruption adversely affecting the safety of the general public
  • Issues concerning 'attempting to pervert the course of justicepublic safety [WEH]
  • Issues concerning providing a false argument to a High Court Judge, K Armitage
  • Issues concerning incompetent use of unlawful flight manual performance data
  • Issues concerning incompetent members of established organisations 

This directly affects past / present members/  employees of the following organisations

Recent comments ITN: "stop an accident and no one notices .. fail and there's a good chance that the whole country will be paying attention"

  
"Your safety is our first priority" [how many times have the public heard this?]


  

Ashcroft will be asking Andrew Haines to 'make good' on the CAA's assurances below ..
    
(1) The CAA provides safety assurance to the public in accordance with its statutory duties.
   
(2) The CAA also follows the principles of better regulation which means that our interventions should be proportionate and targeted to achieve the desired safety benefit ...

  
(3)
 A series of questions have been developed to ensure that we minimise the risks to those we are required to protect; that our regulation is consistent
  
(4)
 We're focused primarily on protecting third parties from risks associated with GA activities

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

 


Level 3 litigation warning letter to BAAC Chairman   Sat 20 Feb 2016 ... below


  

  

 



  
LAC-BAAC-CAA 'politics' are of no interest to us .. public safety is our concern

  
Legal action against the British Association of Aviation Consultants [current assessment]

  • A BAAC Balloonist expert has failed the Court & has produced a dangerous report
  • He's been ill advised by a microlight "Hooligan" who's departed from CAA Docs
  • The CAA are pedalling backwards to avoid litigation regarding unlicensed airfields
  • LAC is ransoming everyone to use any type of aircraft on 500m grass rwy + road
  • Ashcroft is being pro-active by adding a new 50ft road overflight guidance system
  • We've no option but to ask a Court to assess BAAC deficiencies/CAA commitment



On advice from a Microlight-Motorcycle 'Hooligan' ... a BAAC Balloonist says:

Quote: "the private pilot is responsible for his or her own actions and does not have to take into account passenger expectations or ignorance, although a passenger safety briefing is strongly recommended. The bottom line is that a pilot can do just about what he likes, including hazarding his own life, provided that there are mitigations in place for members of the public" unquote ... Balloon passengers bring your own parachutes !
   

Compare this with the official CAA version regarding the ANO Para 4.2 (b) 
Quote "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" unquote


Dave are you sure this take-off is safe -  Dont worry Eric BAAC-CAA say you're expendable

CAA Comments ... Aviation law ... "risk management" ... BAAC litigation ...oh, and LAC


BAAC on a "collision course" for legal action?   Statements below should be honoured

Mike Barnard [CAA GA] to AOPA [Aug 2013] see below  [Courts are looking for consistency]

Quote: "Regulation must he risk-based, he says – and 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. (However) the pilot of a single seat de-regulated aircraft is fully aware of his own risks and is personally responsible for mitigating them; where the risk to society is small and the participants are fully aware of any risks involved, the level of intervention need not be onerous" Unquote


BAAC Chairman comments on his experts: "Their professionalism, qualifications and experience are assured, therefore, when delivering the services you need"

LAC continue to Ransom Ashcroft and our road users, so the litigation will continue

  • BAAC assurances"Their professionalism, qualifications and experience are assured, therefore, when delivering the services you need" ... a  BAAC Joke?
  • Civil Aviation Authority assurances [1]: "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"
  • Civil Aviation Authority assurances [2]:“Aviation regulators recognise their principal duty of care to the genuine uninvolved third-party" [CAA-AOPA Aug 2013]

For legal reasons a correspondence paper trail to the BAAC Chairman is detailed below 

We request [competent] expert to comply with Court Order + Damages awarded by Court
It's inevitable that the CAA will be asked to show consistency re: Public Safety concerns

Letter to John Wheeler [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 28/12/2015
Letter to John Wheeler
 [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 10/12/2015
Letter to John Wheeler [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 02/10/2015

Letter to John Wheeler [British Association of Aviation Consultants Chairman] .. 29/09/2015






LAC website: 
" the Lancashire Aero Club do not offer flying lessons"  you can see why !

 

The LAC want to play Russian Roulette with public safety . ..  nothing new



John Wheelerwhy did your Balloonist "Expert" not use the performance data from the correct (Civil) Flight Manual and why did he use performance data from a (Military) Flight manual that the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt have specificaly stated is "not part of the Civil approval of the FW-149"




The Lancashire Aero Club 2 Ton Focke Wulf [D-EARY] .. must observe German Law and must .. "operate the aircraft in such a manner that no third party is endangered, harmed, impeded or inconvenienced beyond the extent unavoidable under the circumstances"

LAC Solicitor [William Ernerst Holt] 18.04.2012: "I appreciate that the owner of a German Registered aircraft is obliged to comply with the German Regulations .."
  
LAC 'Expert[Robert John Commander] 21.04.2014:
 "The aircraft should be flown in accordance with the correct Flight Manual but the Pilot is required to comply with the Rules for the country in which the aircraft is being flow. However, if there is a difference in regulatory requirements, the aircraft must be flown in compliance with the more restrictive regulation between the country of registration (Germany) and the country where the flight takes place (UK)"


LAC Barrister [Andrew Latimer] 19.05.2014: "
It is said that Mr Commander did not report as requested on the German air regulations, and indeed he does not, he does not really deal with that in terms of expanding on the German air regulations, and anyone who has read the court order from the District Judge knows that that was not part of his remit.  The reason, of course, that he does not have to speak about the German air regulations is the territorial one: if you land in a plane, wherever it came from, wherever it is registered, it is UK law that applies in the United Kingdom, it will be policed by the CAA - you may, of course, have a regulator back at your home airport or where you are registered, you may have to satisfy them another day, but in terms of landing at this airfield in the United Kingdom, there is one law that applies, it is the CAA that polices it."
 
LAC Barrister: Complaint to Bar Council 
posted by Recorded Delivery [01 Sep 2015]
LAC Barrister: additional evidence supplied to Bar Standards Board [16 Sep 2015] 
  
When will the Lancashire Aero Club [ever] act in a Bona Fide  and  up front manner ?




  
At least the BAAC Balloonist Expert [Robert John Commander] got something righ
t:

  

[Apr 2014] "The aircraft should be flown in accordance with the correct flight manual but the pilot is required to comply with the Rules for the country in which the aircraft is being flown. However, if there is a difference in regulatory requirement, the aircraft must be flown in compliance with the more restrictive regulation between the country of registration (Germany) and the country where the flight takes place (UK)."
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[19 May 2014] PreTrial Review [LAC -v- Ashcroft] High Court Judge Armitage sitting

The following transcipt is provided courtesy of John Larking [Verbatim Reporters]


MR LATIMER [LAC Barrister]: It is said that Mr Commander did not report as requested on the German air regulations, and indeed he does not, he does not really deal with that in terms of expanding on the German air regulations, and anyone who has read the court order from the District Judge knows that that was not part of his remit.  The reason, of course, that he does not have to speak about the German air regulations is the territorial one: if you land in a plane, wherever it came from, wherever it is registered, it is UK law that applies in the United Kingdom, it will be policed by the CAA - you may, of course, have a regulator back at your home airport or where you are registered, you may have to satisfy them another day, but in terms of landing at this airfield in the United Kingdom, there is one law that applies, it is the CAA that polices it.   

JUDGE ARMITAGE:  I suppose, for a foreign registered aircraft, it may be the foreign country to determine what the status is of any other data that is held in relation to the particular aircraft?  Or is that simply a manufacturer's ... 
  
MR LATIMER
:  As I understand it, the manufacturers will produce some information themselves.  The German registration means that - presumably, to maintain your registration in Germany you must keep the German authorities satisfied.  I must admit that I do not know and I suspect that few people in the room do ... 
  
JUDGE ARMITAGE:
  This is the difficulty that I am in in relation to this - I can see that it is a German registered aircraft, it is being operated in the UK for these purposes and it is interesting to try and understand, at least as a preliminary, why anyone thinks there is a German aspect to this, but it is because it is a German registered aircraft. 
   
MR LATIMER
:  So the defendants say.  The claimants' position is simply that it is irrelevant.  It is a territorial matter.  If you are in British airspace, you abide by British law 
and explain to the CAA if you fail to do so.  So, in my submission, there is no - they would need in fact to amend the District Judge's order to get in a great deal more about the German air regulations
  

Ex-CAA Hooligan & BAAC Balloonist have tried to trivialise safety concerns at Ashcroft

History is littered with attempts by part-timers trying to suppress genuine safety concerns
 
Recent events dictate that a more professional respect for Public Safety is long overdue

Allowing a LAC 2T Focke Wulf to use illegal Military Flt Manual performance data on a 500m grass Runway ending in a Public Highway is a [road] accident waiting to happen
 




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