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See AIC M021/2017

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1.     A large gathering of persons is expected at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on 20-21 June 2017. The Secretary of State for Transport has, therefore, decided that it is necessary in the interests of public safety to introduce the following Restriction of Flying Regulations under article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016:

2.     Subject to paragraph 3, between 1700 hours (UTC) on 20 June 2017 and 1100 hours (UTC) on 21 June 2017, no aircraft is to fly below 3,000 ft amsl within the area bounded by a circle radius of 3 nm centred at 511044N 0014934W.

3.     Paragraph 2 does not apply to any aircraft:

(a)    operated by the National Police Air Service;

(b)    operated by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service;

(c)    flying with the permission of the Chief Officer of Police for the Wiltshire Police who may be contacted via 01380-734047;

(d)   flying in accordance with a clearance issued by the air traffic control unit at RAF Boscombe Down;

 (e)    flying within the airspace notified as the Salisbury Plain Danger Areas if it does so with the permission of the Senior Air Operations Officer at Salisbury Plain Air Operations who may be contacted via 01980-674710.

4.     In relation to paragraph 2, and for the requirements for a permission as stated in paragraph 3, the term ‘aircraft’ includes, but is not limited to, all flying machines, as defined by the Air Navigation Order 2016, any small balloon, any kite weighing not more than two kilograms, any small unmanned aircraft and any parachute including a parascending parachute.

5.     The times mentioned in regulation 2 are Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC), which is one hour behind British Summer Time.

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