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ASI publishes details of safety issues outside of Olympics restricted airspace

PUBLISHED: 11:04 14 June 2012 | UPDATED: 14:16 10 October 2012

The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) has published information and guidance for pilots flying outside of the Olympics restricted airspace this summer.

The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) has published information and guidance for pilots flying outside of the Olympics restricted airspace this summer.

Information on safety, and advice for those flying in Class G airspace around the main security restrictions have been posted online.

Additionally, pilots can also find details of the temporary controlled airspace (CAS(T)) and how it will affect Class G airspace users, including Google Earth video ‘fly-throughs’.

The advice provided covers issues such as areas where there may be an increase in traffic; areas of potential risk; and which air traffic control services are available to assist pilots.

Dawn Lindsey, CAA Olympics airspace lead, said: “While there has been a major emphasis on alerting airspace users to the Olympics security restrictions, it’s equally important that pilots are aware of the issues that could affect them immediately outside of the restricted areas, and also the infringement risk that new lower levels of controlled airspace brings.”

The information is divided into geographical sectors, and was developed alongside airfields, air traffic control units and pilots local to the areas covered.

Click here to view ASI’s advice, or here to view a Powerpoint presentation covering the same issues.

‘Fly-through’ videos developed by NATS to show what temporary controlled airspace will look like can be viewed here.

The Farnborough Airshow, which takes place in July this year, will also result in airspace changes. Information about these is included in ASI’s web pages, and extra charts are also available here.

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