Guidance on the procedures to be used by the military to intercept aircraft infringing the Olympics airspace security zones, has now been released by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI). A 'quick guide'
leaflet and a dedicated podcast
are now available to advise pilots on what to do in the event of an interception. ASI recommends any pilot planning to fly close to the boundary of the Restricted Zone (marked as R112 on the Olympics airspace charts) should read or listen to the information in case they inadvertently stray into the zone during their flight.
The podcast was recorded with the assistance of some of the actual RAF flight crews who will be scrambled to intercept aircraft infringing the Restricted Zone during London 2012. The Typhoon and Puma pilots give firsthand advice that could be invaluable during a genuine interception.
The podcast has been produced for ASI by the Sony Award winning Flaps Podcast team. Other Airspace podcasts on Olympics themes
are also available.
CD versions of the podcast will also be available at the ASI stand (B8) at AeroExpo – Friday 25 –Sunday 27 May. Air traffic controllers from Atlas Control, who will be handling all GA traffic in the Restricted Zone during the Olympics, will also be on hand to answer any questions.
For further information please contact Jonathan Nicholson or Richard Taylor in the CAA’s Corporate Communications Department on 020 7453 6027 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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and ASI on www.twitter.com/airspacesafety Notes to Editors:
1. The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) is a joint CAA, NATS, AOA, GA and MoD effort to investigate and tackle the major safety risks in UK airspace.
2. The Flaps Podcasts can be accessed at www.flapspodcast.com