The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Clacton-on-Sea) Regulations 2017

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2017/360

2017No. 360

CIVIL AVIATION

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Clacton-on-Sea) Regulations 2017

Made7thMarch2017

Coming into force24thAugust2017

The Secretary of State has decided that it is necessary in the public interest to restrict flying in the vicinity of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex by reason of the intended holding of a flying display.

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) (Clacton-on-Sea) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 24th August 2017.

Interpretation

2. In regulation 3(1) the times referred to are Co-ordinated Universal Time( 2).

Restricted airspace

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), between 1100 hours and 1600 hours on 24th and 25th August 2017, no aircraft is to fly below 5,500 feet above mean sea level within the area bounded by a circle having a radius of 3 nautical miles whose centre is at 514646N 0010837E.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to any aircraft flying with the permission of the Clacton-on-Sea Airshow flying display director.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

7th March 2017

Sarah Bishop

Head of Aviation Policy

Department for Transport

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations impose restrictions on flying in the vicinity of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, during an air display for the general public that is scheduled to take place there on 24th and 25th August 2017. A large number of aircraft will be involved in high energy manoeuvres during the displays and therefore 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 parachute including a parascending parachute.

The times mentioned in regulation 3(1) are Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC), which for the purpose of these Regulations is one hour behind British Summer Time (BST).

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