That is effectively P111, the Prohibited area that covers the London CTR and London City airspace, plus an area to the north of City; R112 which is the huge area of restricted airspace that stretches within ten miles of the south coast to just north of Duxford in the north, and from the east of Southend in the east to just west of Reading in the west; and finally R005 which covers an area around Weymouth in Dorset where the sailing competitions are to be held. A number of sites around the country, typically stadiums, will also have Restricted Airspace Temporary (RAT) during the period midnight July 13 to Midnight September 12, which will be notified by NOTAM.
P112 and R112 remain operational until midnight August 15. A much smaller Restricted Zone which includes the London City airspace and an area to the north then becomes operational, this will though operate as did the earlier Prohibited area and access will be denied to all but service/emergency aircraft etc; this airspace will remain in situ until midnight September 12th.
R005, the area around Weymouth, remains in operation until midnight September 8.
Also, Temporary Controlled Airspace (CAS(T)) is being implemented in areas around the London TMA, Southampton, Southend, Farnborough and Manston from 16 July to 15 August 2012. Much of this airspace is outside of R112, often with heights lowered into what was previously Class G airspace, so EVEN IF YOU AVOID R112 YOU MAY WELL BE AFFECTED BY AIRSPACE CHANGES.
Flying restrictions apply in all these areas and it is vital that you make yourself aware of the procedures that have been put in place, primarily to be transponder equipped and to file a flight plan and receive approval before taking to the air.
A wealth of information has been provided by CAA and Light Aviation magazine over recent months to explain what pilots must do to operate during the Olympic period. You will find links to this information on this website under SAFETY – OLYMPICS.
PLEASE DO NOT FLY IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY WITHOUT BRIEFING YOURSELF ON THE OLYMPIC REQUIREMENTS.