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Guidance from the CAA

When the CAA issue their Licensing and Training Standards missives - Today we have "Provision and conduct of Ground Examinations for the PPL" Standards doc 11.

Can anybody tell me what they mean by "Please note that this document is for guidance purposes only" which appears on page one of most things these days? It seems an entirely useless statement and I can't see what it contributes. Is it implying that there are other ways of complying with Ground Exams? Perhaps I am looking for too much clarity...... Any guesses ??

Perhaps on the bottom of your exam answers you should rite "Please note that this document is for guidance purposes only"

Sorry for the useless answer, but hopefully it bring a smile to your face as it did to mine ;)

EIWT Weston

Dublinpilot, thanks. You have made me smile. Just possibly, it doesn't really matter. It just looked if they were setting out a load of rules and then saying "nothing to do with us Guv"

Can anybody tell me what they mean by "Please note that this document is for guidance purposes only"

It means that the document has no legal status. It is there to provide guidance which may in some cases the only way of complying with the law.

Many people, who can't think for themselves, ask the CAA to tell them how to do things, this is how they do it.

Guess I'll try thinking for myself then. Many thanks Tumbleweed.

As a matter of interest, I didn't ask the CAA how to do anything.

Does any document from the CAA have legal status?

They can't over-rule the ANO.

What might happen is that if somebody relied on something from them which was incorrect, they would be unable to prosecute that person.

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Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

They can't over-rule the ANO.

Actually they can; Art 242 allows the CAA to grant Exemptions to the ANO.

In the front of CAP 393 it states:

Published for the use of those concerned with air navigation, but not to be treated as authoritative (see Foreword)

Courts of Law will however refer only to the Queen's Printer's Edition of Statutory Instruments.

As a matter of interest, I didn't ask the CAA how to do anything.

No, but they do get more than their fair share of rather basic questions. They may grant Exemptions in writing, but do not offer interpretations of the law.

No, but they do get more than their fair share of rather basic questions.

Can't imagine why that should be ......

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