Ludicrous Olympic Games Airspace Grab

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Here we go..! :mad::mad: Just released is the Airspace and Safety Initiative to effectively shut down light aviation in the South East for a two month period, in the summer, naturally. ''Airspace restrictions will be placed around all Games venues. The major restriction will be centred on London and the Olympic Stadium. These will run from 13 July 2012 to 12 September 2012 and will be implemented by the Government through its commitment to deliver a safe and secure Games. Airspace restrictions around other Games venues will only be in place for the duration of the event at each venue, in line with those used for major sporting events. Extra security restrictions may be placed on flights at any time.'' You CAN fly, so long as you have a radio, a transponder, and notify your intentions hours in advance, so no spontaneous evening bimbling, even if your aeroplane could be fitted with all this clobber, which many simple vintage machine cannot. ''Microlight Self Launching Motor Glider Touring Motor Glider Airship Autogyro Paramotor All Helicopters All powered fixed-wing aircraft File a Flight Plan on AFPEx or AFTN between 24 hrs and 2 hours before take-off and follow it - no airborne or faxed flight plans will be permitted. Receive an acceptance message and approval number to flight plan. Establish and maintain 2 way RT with appropriate control agency quoting approval number. Squawk and maintain discrete transponder code as allocated by the appropriate control authority. Receive an ATC service and comply with ATC instructions. Circuit flying is permitted at airfields within the Restricted Zone without the need for a flight plan provided ac squawk a discrete transponder code. Airfield managers must contact the appropriate control agency daily at commencement and cessation of flying for allocation and return of a daily changing code, and aircraft may not leave the visual circuit except on landing or in accordance with the rules at 1-5 above'' What can you say ?............................. http://olympics.airspacesafety.com/
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Move to the North??

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Move to the North??
Or a bit west perhaps. Maybe if we stood your Tipsy on some oil drums, we could park the Cub beside it ? Just from July 12th -Sept 13th ??

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There is a thread in Historic about this, where I posed the question - why?? Why 60 miles north of the wretched games venue?:confused::mad:
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There is a thread in Historic about this, where I posed the question - why?? Why 60 miles north of the wretched games venue?:confused::mad:
probably to stop papparatzi getting a shot of paula having a wass again !!
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Has anyone done a survey of which M.P.s hold PPLs or better ? The motor cycle fraternity did when faced with similarly hostile legislation with quite surprising results. Sadly I know not how they did it. Be lucky David