Alerts: Balloons

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UK Airprox Board newsletter, June

UKAB’s June 2017 summary focuses on Airprox incidents resulting from stretched military ATC units and incidents in and around the visual circuit. ‘Airprox of the Month’ relates to an incident at North Wield where a C152 conducting a very wide downwind track came into conflict with a PA28 joining downwind/base leg. The lesson is that […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Bedfordshire, 6 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Old Warden (Shuttleworth) Bedfordshire on 6 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/132

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Plymouth, 27-28 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for MTV Crashed event at Plymouth on 27 and 28 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in Briefing Sheet, under ‘Airspace Restrictions’ in ‘New’ column. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/131

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Swanage, 4 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Swanage, Dorset on 4 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/128

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Falmouth, 9 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Falmouth, Cornwall on 9 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/127

Changes to birdstrike reporting procedures

The UK Birdstrike Reporting Portal and birdstrike reporting form SRG 2004 will be withdrawn on 1 August 2017. This follows the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 376/2014. Wildlife strikes, including bird strikes, will not be differentiated from other reportable occurrences. For information and advice on the reporting methods available from 1 August, please visit our […]

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – Lincolnshire, 5 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at East Kirby, Lincolnshire for airshow on 5 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M039/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/124

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cheshire, 28-30 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire, for CarFest North on 28 to 30 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M038/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/123

Operational rules for balloons

The EASA Committee of the European Commission met on 28-29 June and voted positively to introduce the first part of the Balloon Regulation, namely Balloon Air Operations. The new regulation is expected to be published and become European law either in late 2017 or early 2018.  However, it will not enter into force until 8 April 2019, with […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – East Fortune, 22 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at East Fortune for airshow on 22 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M044/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/121

Restricted airspace (temporary) – RAF Fairford, 12-17 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford between 12 and 17 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M057/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/120

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Sunderland, 21-23 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Sunderland for airshow between 21 and 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M041/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/119

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Silverstone and Turweston, 15-16 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations at Silverstone and Turweston for British Grand Prix, on 15 and 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M054/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/118

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Barry Island, Cardiff, 6 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Barry Island, Cardiff on 6 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/117

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Newcastle, County Down, 5 August 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Newcastle, County Down on 5 August 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M064/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/114

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 21-23 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear on 21, 22 and 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/110

Restricted airspace (temporary) – East Fortune, East Lothian, 22 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at East Fortune, East Lothian on 22 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/109

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Honington, Suffolk, 20 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows Display at Royal Air Force Honington, Suffolk on 20 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/108

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Holkham, 23 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Holkham, North Norfolk on 23 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/107

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Edinburgh, 4 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Royal Event at Edinburgh on 4 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M055/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/106

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Marham, Norfolk, 21 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Royal Air Force Marham, Norfolk, 20 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on the AIC […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Cranwell, Lincolnshire, 21 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Royal Air Force Cranwell, Lincolnshire on 21 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on […]

CAA response on EASA NPA 2017-03 – In flight recording for light aircraft

The CAA has published a response to the EASA Notice of Proposed Amendment  NPA consultation 2017-03 ‘In Flight Recording for Light Aircraft’. Read the response on our website SW2017/100

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Northamptonshire, 16 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Northamptonshire on 16 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Wimbledon, 1-17 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships between 1 and 17 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M034/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. To view the AIC, click on ‘Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs)’ from the link above, then choose ‘Mauve (M)’ from the index on the AIC […]

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 9 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 9 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/91

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Weston Seafront, 17-18 June 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Weston-Super-Mare Airshow, at Weston Seafront, on 17 and 18 June 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M046/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/89

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Yeovilton, 8 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows display at RNAS Yeovilton on 8 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/88

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Swansea, 1-2 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Swansea on 1 and 2 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/86

Restricted airspace (temporary) – West Sussex, 29-30 June, 1 July 2017

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Red Arrows displays at Goodwood, West Sussex on 29, 30 June and 1 July 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M031/2017. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. SW2017/85