Drone pilots beware – a huge new exclusion zone is now in place around Bournemouth Airport

#1

this suddenly appeared in the local paper today

Bournemouth Flying

#2

Sensationalist reporting … “banned”, “exclusion” … rather than “restriction”.

They should be forced to publish a correction.

#3

It’s not as if it was something unexpected, though, is it?

#4

Fish and chip wrapper.

#5

Probably necessary. Most people do not own drones and don’t keep up with the rules that are changing. Suppose its good that its being reinforced here there and everywhere.

And I wish Coventry had a sympathetic councillor like the one in the report.

#6

Zzzzzzzzz

#7

Its such an ‘on trend’ thing to do atm. FFS. Leave it out guv’nor!!!

#8

The biggest issue with the article is that it only mentions ‘drone gadgets’ and it doesn’t makeclear that it’s anything that flies unmanned including toy gliders!!!

They did a map on BBC South which showed Bournemouth and Southampton airport FRZs but didn’t show Lee-on-Solent which covers most of Gosport and Fareham - so much for a public information service!

#9

It’s lip service … because most people watching aren’t at all interested.

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#10

True

#11

I just looked at the NATS Drone Assist and the zone around Bournemouth airport is the same as it has always been apart from a small extension on the flight path of the aerodrome traffic zone

So yes just sensationalist reporting.