SARG Policy: Policy for the Establishment of Visual Reference Points (VRPs)

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Reference:SARG Policy
Title:Policy for the Establishment of Visual Reference Points (VRPs)
Description:This Policy Statement presents CAA policy and guidance regarding the establishment and use of VRPs, as well as the process to be followed to establish or disestablish a VRP, and replaces Aeronautical Information Circular Y 006/2013 dated 21 February 2013, which will be cancelled 29 August 2019.

Visual Reference Points (VRPs) may be established in the vicinity of an aerodrome located within Controlled Airspace in order to facilitate access to and from aerodromes located within, and transit of, the airspace in question by VFR traffic. They may also be used to assist pilots to plan flight around or beneath Controlled Airspace when traffic conditions require. Additionally, VRPs may be established around aerodromes located outside Controlled Airspace for which an instrument approach procedure is published. Finally, VRPs may be created in association with airspace that is temporarily established for special events.

The establishment of VRPs (including replacement of existing VRPs by new VRPs) is to be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the CAA’s Airspace Change Process (CAP 1616). The CAA has determined that VRPs should be categorized as Level 0 airspace changes, sponsors should follow the Level 0 process and provide the required VRP specific information in their DAP 1916.

Version 2: Paragraph 4.2 updated to incorporate hyperlink to CAP 1616 and correct cross-referencing error. No changes to technical content.

Review Comment:None
Date:16 July 2019
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