Southport Air Show issues warning to drone users

9th September 2015

Southport Air Show issues warning to drone users

Following discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Merseyside Police, a warning has been issued reminding people not to fly drones or small unmanned aircraft systems near Southport beach during this year’s Air Show.

It is against the law to fly them within the Air Show Restricted Airspace and anyone considering using one is asked to not bring them to the popular Southport show. Anyone not abiding by these rules will be asked to leave the site and may be prosecuted. If one is discovered and flown, it could jeopardise the whole show.

“Restrictions of Flying Regulations have been established under Article 161 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 between the following times:

“Between 1300 and 2030 on 9 September 2016 and between 1100 and 1830 on 10 and 11 September 2016, no aircraft is to fly below 5,000 ft amsl within the area bounded by a circle having a radius of 2.3 nm whose centre is at 533921N 0030117W”


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