LARGE MODEL AIRCRAFT UNABLE TO FLY IN CENTRAL LONDON DURING OLYMPICS
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today advised owners of large model aircraft that they will be subject to the airspace security restrictions being put in place by the Government during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Government has already announced a Prohibited Zone will be established above Central London from 14 July 2012 to 15 August 2012 as a security measure to protect Games’ venues.
The CAA said the Prohibited Zone means model aircraft enthusiasts will not be able to operate a model weighing 7kg or above from any site within the Prohibited Zone for the duration of the Games. They will be subject to more minor restrictions during the Paralympic Games from 16 August 2012 – 12 September 2012.
Maps of the Prohibited Zone and Paralympic Games restrictions are available at http://olympics.airspacesafety.com/charts