CAA Airspace Podcast 1 – Changes explained

…or as we wanted to call this update: “Five rings? Get it wrong and they’ll tear you a sixth.”

As you know, the London 2012 Olympics are coming – and the CAA asked us to help them make a podcast about the resultant changes to airspace. We agreed, and cunningly christened the special podcast that we’ve made Airspace.


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It’s actually quite important – it might stop you infringing next year – so take a listen. It’s well worth 12 minutes of your life, and it should give you the information that you need to keep you safely out of the brown stuff.

This explains the basics, sums up the regulating body’s position and puts some frequently-asked questions to Jonathan Nicholson from the CAA.

Airspace users are going to be bombarded with messages about this in the next 12 months or so, so we’ll all just have to get used to it. The Olympics are coming, whether Usain Bolt’s too ready or not.

There’s also a second Airspace podcast that was produced ahead of File A Flight Plan Day, which took place on 12 November 2011. Although the day’s now passed, it’s worth a quick listen to hear how flight planning works.

There’s more about the podcast on the CAA website.