The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Sunderland) Regulations 2017

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The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Sunderland) Regulations 2017


Coming into force21stJuly2017

The Secretary of State has decided that it is necessary in the public interest to restrict flying in the vicinity of Sunderland by reason of the intended holding of the Sunderland International Airshow.

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016( 1).

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Sunderland) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 21st July 2017.


2. In regulation 3(2) the times referred to are Co-ordinated Universal Time( 2).

Restricted airspace

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), and during the periods specified in paragraph (2), no aircraft is to fly below 8,000 feet above mean sea level within the area bounded by straight lines joining successively the following points—

(a) 545930N 0012504W,

(b) 545950N 0011901W,

(c) 545351N 0011759W,

(d) 545332N 0012402W, and

(e) 545930N 0012504W.

(2) The periods referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a) between 1200 hours and 2100 hours on 21st July 2017, and

(b) between 1100 hours and 1630 hours on 22nd and 23rd July 2017.

(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply to any aircraft flying with the permission of the Sunderland International Airshow flying display director.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

28th February 2017

Sarah Bishop

Head of Aviation Policy

Department for Transport


(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations impose restrictions on flying in the vicinity of Sunderland for flying displays and associated rehearsals for the Sunderland International Airshow that are scheduled to take place there on the 21st to 23rd July 2017, inclusive. A large number of civil and military aircraft will be involved in high-energy manoeuvres during the displays. The Civil Aviation Authority and the Department for Transport agree that flying should be restricted in the vicinity of the displays for reasons of public safety.

In relation to regulation 3, the term “aircraft” includes aircraft as classified by Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Air Navigation Order 2016. It also includes, by virtue of article 23 of that Order, any small balloon, any kite weighing not more than two kilograms, any small unmanned aircraft and any...

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