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Free Olympics 1:500,000 VFR charts available in 2012

PUBLISHED: 17:58 16 September 2011 | UPDATED: 14:10 10 October 2012

A detailed 1:500,000 VFR chart of the London 2012 Olympics airspace restrictions and changes will be given away free to pilots who purchase the new 1:500,000 VFR chart for South East England, due to be published on 8 March 2012.


By Hazel PlushDetailed 1:500,000 VFR charts of the London 2012 Olympics airspace restrictions will be given away to pilots who purchase the new 1:500,000 VFR chart for South East England, which is due to be published on 8 March 2012.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reached an agreement with NATS Aeronautical Information Service, publisher of all UK airspace charts, to provide complimentary copies of the Olympics chart for anyone who buys the regular VFR chart for South East England. The initiative will be funded by the CAA, NATS and the Department for Transport.

From Spring 2012, copies of the chart will also be available for free download as a pdf document from the Airspace & Safety Initiative’s Olympics website: www.airspacesafety.com/olympics

The official latitudes and longitudes for the temporary Olympics airspace restrictions around London and Weymouth can now be downloaded at /www.airspacesafety.com/olympics. The restrictions in other areas will be published in early 2012.

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