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CAA and NATS initiative launches electronic Olympics chart

PUBLISHED: 14:21 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 14:16 10 October 2012

CAA and NATS initiative launches electronic Olympics chart

CAA and NATS initiative launches electronic Olympics chart

The 1:500,000 VFR chart of the London 2012 Olympics airspace changes has now been made available as an electronic version.

By Jessica Lucy Mallett

The 1:500,000 VFR chart of the London 2012 Olympics airspace changes has now been made available as an electronic version.

This follows a joint initiative by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and air traffic service provider, NATS. The chart has been provided to existing distributors of electronic charts for onward distribution. It has been made available free of charge to all existing subscribers.

Paper copies of the 1:500,000 VFR Olympics chart are also being given away free with every purchase of the current 1:500,000 southern England and Wales VFR chart.

Both initiatives are being jointly funded by the CAA, NATS and the department for transport. They have been set up as part of an awareness campaign, to inform pilots of the airspace changes being put in place for London 2012 Olympics.

Users of the Airbox aware GPS devices and iPad app will be pleased to know that the chart data is now available for download. The recently launched Aware app replicates the functionality of the Aware device on iPad or iPhone. This gives pilots, real time moving maps with information to help them retain their positional awareness and avoid infringing controlled airspace.

For further information on the Olympics airspace restrictions, including downloadable charts, leaflets and podcasts, visit: www.airspacesafety.com/olympics

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