Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:15 pm #1827062
I find the general view on Grant Shapps quite interesting. Personally I have little time for him, but from a GA perspective he's doing more than any Transport Secretary has for a very long time. Cloudhound is possibly closer to this than me, but my understanding is that he has recruited a large team of 'GA focussed' people within DfT and done the same within CAA. The latter are very much focussed on driving the rollout of PBN at smaller aerodromes, I'm unsure of the remit of the former. Looking at him from the 'other side' and he is universally loathed by the airport community and the CAA for his absolute obsession with support to GA over everything else. Maybe the work he is doing hasn't yet born fruit (although it's worth noting that the CAA have killed pretty much every CAP 725 ACP of size since GS got his feet under the desk) or maybe he's keen but not very good. I guess it depends what we expect of him.