UK CAA announces Olympic briefing

Terry Spruce

To help pilots prepare for
flying in south east England
during the 2012 London Olympics the Royal
Institute of Navigation (RIN) and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA),
through the Airspace and Safety Initiative (ASI), have joined forces to host a
free briefing day in central London
on Saturday 10 March 2012.

The event will be held at the Royal Geographical Society and features
presentations and Q&A sessions offering pilots the chance to get the latest
information from the CAA, NATS and MoD on:

How to use Atlas Control, the air traffic control unit that will provide the
service in the Restricted Zone, R112

The options available for flight planning to get access to the Restricted
Zone, R112

How airfields can apply for and use exemptions

The interception procedures planned to be used by MoD aircraft

As well as the Olympic presentations there will also be a workshop on
navigation techniques with Mark Batin, a RIN Fellow and former RAF Navigator
and Qualified Helicopter Navigation Instructor. It will focus on VFR
navigation, staying on track and integrating satellite based systems with
traditional navigation methods.

The event opens at 11.00 with presentations from 13:00 to 16:30.

As well as the briefings it is also hoped to have relevant trade stands and an
opportunity for pilots to be able to buy the new March 2012 UK 1:500 000 chart
for southern England, which will come with a second free chart showing the
Olympic airspace.

The venue has a maximum capacity of 750. Pre-registration is required and
places will be provided on a first come first served basis. To register, e-mail
your full name and any affiliation (eg flying club) to [email protected]
All bookings will be confirmed.

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