Airport charging for permission to fly in FRZ? Allowed or?

Picked on a thread on FB that an airport is charging £20+vat for permission to fly in it’s FRZ.

My understanding from CAP 722c (3.1 and 3.2) is that they can’t charge for this?

Anyone encountered similar or have any thoughts.

What’s the charge actually for?

Some land owners charge people to fly from their land (various threads on here about it) which is perfectly legal. It’s their land after all :slight_smile:

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Flying within the FRZ not absolutely clear but the implementation is it’s not from their land just within the FRZ.

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Admin fee maybe? :thinking:

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Anything on their web site that might shed more light?

Website isn’t particularly the top of professionalism also lacks a proof read:

Also CAP722c 3.2 prevents them charging an admin fee.

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3.1:

3.2:

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Further on this, no form on that page I can see which makes them 3 for 3 (4 for 4 if you include the Gatwick dig)

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:man_facepalming:t2:

I can’t see any reference to charging though, how did that £20+VAT fee come about?

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Was a reply to an email sent to the person who made the post.

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I can land a 5.5MT helicopter there for £20 apparently :slight_smile:

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So is a FRZ a UAS Geographical Zone under the legislation?

BCAL-SUA-Drone-Notification-Process-Jul-20.pdf (212.0 KB)

In black & white

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What’s the Minimum Age section (4.2.1) got to do with charging £20?

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I picked up on that too, I believe he means CAP722c but he clearly is a bit crap.

Can’t see anything about charging in there either!

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Seems a lot of fuss and messing around for a 20 min drone flight :confused:

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So the £20 charge is an “application fee”?

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Yup but I am pretty sure that they can’t charge an application fee.