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Olympics Airspace

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:35 pm
by LAK 12
Copied from The CAA site as promulgated by the BGA:

Cross Country Gliding (unless launching and recovering from the sites above where exit from and entry to the Restricted Zone is solely contained within 3nm of the launch site) and Other Sites: Booker, Kenley.
1.File a Flight Plan on AFPEx or AFTN between 24 hrs and 2 hrs before take-off and follow it - no airborne or faxed flight plans will be permitted.
2.Receive an acceptance message and approval number to flight plan.
3.Establish and maintain 2 way RT with appropriate control agency quoting approval number.
4.Squawk and maintain discrete transponder code as allocated by the appropriate control authority.
5.Receive an air traffic service and comply with ATC instructions.
Additional Regulations: Flight Planning - all flight plans must include accurate timings and waypoints, including waypoints if leaving or entering the zone. For the Olympic Airspace Restrictions, both Mode S and Mode 3 A/C are considered as acceptable forms of compliance to SSR carriage outside of Mode S notified Controlled Airspace below FL100.

Er…… like that’s going to work

Re: Olympics Airspace

PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:14 pm
by Pete
This is just inside their restricted zone isn't it?
Don't think I'll plan on going south during the olympics!

Re: Olympics Airspace

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:32 am
by ColinD
It wont really effect us as it based around London, but I forgot, the world stops outside of London/southern England ;) It comes close to the Didcot gap though

Re: Olympics Airspace

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:30 pm
by Pete
So the Didcot Dead End for a while then!

Re: Olympics Airspace

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:50 pm
by Richard Walker
The BGA has recently issued details of the airspace restrictions that will apply around southern England during the 2012 Olympics (mid-JUly to mid-August). That detail is at "". The detail is also available via links on the BGA website.

The BGA is rightly pressing all clubs to do everything possible to ensure their pilots understand and comply with the restrictions that will apply over the Olympics. To assist, they have formed a small working group, primarily made up of senior pilots from gliding clubs in the south east, to develop the detail for a pilot education campaign leading up to the event so we may expect additional information and guidance on application of the regulations, and their implications, closer to the event. I will post any detail I receive on the Forum as it arrives.


Re: Olympics Airspace

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:57 am
by sam
inter-unis 4th-12th august @ pocklington. you know it makes sense!