Any 'new' ideas for reducing Airspace Infringements?

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Any 'new' ideas for reducing infringements? for I've been pushing 'use Mode C if you have it' campaigns, radar replays to 'educate', visits to ATC units, etc, and currently trying to encourage better bienniel training sessions as 'the norm', others have pushed TMZs, cheap GPS with free updates, and other ways, including looking at changing airspace. Now there are all sorts of reasons why pilots infringe, so does any one have other ideas that haven't been well aired that could improve things and lead to fewer GA infringments?
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I know its a bit "out there." But how about getting rid of controlled airspace.....
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I think getting rid of controlled airspace would cause alot of safety issues.

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One idea I'm pushing to become 'the norm' is to get more value out of the 2-yearly meeting with an instructor. Here http://www.higherplane.flyer.co.uk/bfr-ground.pdf is my current menu of 'hot topics' that I now show to anyone coming for a 2-yearly instructor flight. Some items will not be relevant to that pilot, some will already be known, but it's a trigger mechanism for individual pilots to say that they want to know more about items on it. The list is also up on the pilot's noticeboard at my airfield so pilots do not actually have to wait two years to find out about something, it can trigger them to come for a briefing at any time, but they will definitely get the opportunity every two years. For example at an strut talk I was giving I met a pilot whose 'strip' is under an ILS at a major airfield where a 'listening squawk' is being trialed. He hadn't heard of the concept before but thought it a great idea. My concern was that these sort of things are not being discussed as part of the 2 yearly session with an instructor, which was seen as just a flight when it could be so much more. Not everyone follows forums or has time to read magazines

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Just for info, the same thread is on the following forums in case you want to see/compare what different groups think (no significance to the order other than the order my browser tabs were in today): flyer: http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55671 bmaa: http://www.bmaa.org/forums/default.aspx?f=15&m=53417 pilot: http://www.pilotweb.aero/cs/forums/1712591/ShowPost.aspx laa: http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=1371 today's pilot: http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=91479