Airspace restrictions for NATO summit

A temporary airspace restriction will be put in place around a forthcoming NATO Summit in Newport, South Wales.

The restriction will last from 3 to 5 September 2014 and will cover a broad area from Bristol in the east, to Bridgend in the west, and from Crickhowell in the north, to the Somerset coast in the south. The restricted area will extend from surface up to flight level 105 (around 10,000ft).

The temporary airspace restriction, or RA(T), is being established at the request of Gwent Police and South Wales Police as part of the overall security arrangements for the Summit, which is expected to be attended by a number of heads of state and senior ministers.

Aircraft entering the restricted area without authorisation will be subject to interception by police or military.

The full details of the restrictions have been published in an Aeronautical Information Circular and a NOTAM has been issued to all pilots.