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First set of 2012 Olympics UK AIP supplements published

PUBLISHED: 11:45 05 March 2012 | UPDATED: 14:11 10 October 2012

Legal notification of the temporary controlled airspace, airport slot controls and the implementation of the Atlas Control air traffic service to be provided in the Restricted Zone of the security airspace surrounding London and the main venues has just been published...

First set of 2012 Olympics UK AIP supplements published
Legal notification of the temporary controlled airspace, airport slot controls and the implementation of the Atlas Control air traffic service to be provided in the Restricted Zone of the security airspace surrounding London and the main venues has just been published. The temporary changes to controlled airspace in areas to the south-west, south-east and north-east of the busy London Terminal Control Area will be in place from 16 July to 15 August 2012 and are aimed at ensuring the safety of the additional air traffic movements expected during the Olympic period.
Some of this controlled airspace will be in what is normally Class G airspace. There will also be slot restrictions for IFR flights arriving and departing at many of the airports in the South-East of England, designed to ensure the UK's controlled airspace and airways system do not become overloaded during the Games from the potential large increase in business and corporate aircraft movements.
Atlas Control is the MoD operated air traffic control service for the Restricted Zone. ‘This extensive operation will aim to provide a service to as many aircraft as possible while maintaining the Government’s security requirements,’ says the CAA.
All the AIP supplements are available on the NATS Aeronautical Information Services website at AIS Website The Olympics supplements are numbers three, four, five and six. Further information on the airspace changes being put in place for the Olympics is available at www.airspacesafety.com/olympics. This information will be continually updated as the Games approach, including the addition of a full airspace guide to flying in the UK during the Olympics. The CAA is planning to mail Clued Up, the Authority’s safety magazine featuring Olympics airspace information, to all current PPL and NPPL holders.
Follow the ASI Olympics Twitter feed at @airspacesafety

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