Sunday, April 11, 2021

Do not drone over HMS Queen Elizabeth, flight restrictions 16th August, Solent.

Tomorrow (16th August 2017) the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier will arrive in the Solent. Do not be tempted to drone over it.

There is going to be an air-display associated with her arrival.

No airspace surrounded it at its Scottish parking spot, hence a DJI Phantom 4 Pro became one of the first aircraft to land on it earlier this month. Trying to repeat that here will have a different outcome. It is my understanding that some CUAS tech will be tested tomorrow, you have been warned!

For accurate airspace data in the UK, turn to or the official National Air Traffic Service (NATS) app, Drone Safe. Its the same data set in both, created by Altitude Angel.

The Royal Navy aircraft carrier, The Queen Elizabeth, is scheduled to arrive at Her
Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth on 16 August 2017. The arrival will include a number of
events including flypasts by rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft and a ceremony attended by a number of VVIPs. As part of the overall arrangements for the event, The Secretary of State for Transport has decided that it is necessary, in the interests of the public, to introduce the Restriction of Flying Regulations under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016.

Should we have a charity sweepstake for the time that the first drone YouTube video arrives of HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth?