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The Irish Aviation Authority promotes and oversees the safe operation of all aspects of General Aviation within the State and also Irish registered aircraft and Irish license holders wherever they may be engaged in aviation activity.

The IAA is keen to bring to the attention of the General Aviation community the considerable amount of good quality guidance and advisory material that is available to assist in activities such as pre-flight planning, performance planning, use of navigational equipment, hazards associated with aviation, etc. that can be freely accessed via the internet. Such sites include the IAA website, the UK CAA website, EASA website, including the European Strategic Safety Initiative (ESSI) and associated working groups, the FAA and many other such reputable sources.

Whenever a pilot or participant decides to use such a website to source information or guidance material they must be aware of the requirement to ensure that use of any such guidance or advisory material would allow them to continue to operate the aircraft or activity within the constraints of current European and Irish aviation legislation and, where appropriate, the provisions of the aviation legislation in force in the country within which they intend to operate.

8.33kHz radio channel spacing

In December 2016, the IAA issued an exemption to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 1079/2012 with regard to the requirement to use an 8.33kHz channel spacing capable radio in certain General Aviation operations. Details of this exemption are published in AIP ENR 1.8.

The results of the General Aviation Radio Survey carried out in 2015 are available at 8.33 kHz Spacing Survey Results