Olympic Flight Controls Come Into Force
Pilots of private aircraft face tough new restrictions on flying over much of south-east England from midnight as security measures are stepped up for the Olympic Games. They will be banned completely from some parts of central London, and will need to liaise with the RAF if they want to fly in controlled airspace, with military air traffic controllers watching their movements. Group Captain Rich Jacob told Sky News: “We need to understand what is flying in the airspace above London.
“Therefore the pilots are going to be required to pass details of their flights in advance, have that flight approved, and then once they’re airborne they need to remain in contact with air traffic control throughout their flight in the restricted airspace.”[full story…]