St Edburgha's Church, Yardley, Birmingham - Added to Places of Worship in West Midlands

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

Park on School Lane. You can also TOAL from here or the field behind School Lane.

Old Yardley Park which is also nearby is a Birmingham City Council run park. Birmingham City Council claim their archaic bylaws permit them to ban drone flights from taking off and landing in their recreational areas. This is open to debate and yet to be challenged at time of writing. By taking off in School Lane or the field behind this permits you to overfly the park in order to get any necessary photos of the church.

Location is also within Birmingham Airport FRZ so you must seek permission before flying. At time of writing despite being a major airport Birmingham ATC are very friendly and will normally permit a drone flight over the phone same day as long as you give them a couple of hours notice. You will need to provide name, address, make model of drone, postcode of location flying & maximum height. You will just need to phone again once you've finished.

There is nothing else of note in this area.

The originator declared that this location was inside a flight restriction zone at the time of being flown. Permission to fly was obtained from Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Control. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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