The main bits affecting us as UAV pilots seem to be:
(1) In article 94A(7) (certain unmanned aircraft: permissions for flights that are over or near aerodromes)—
(a)in the words before the table, for ““flight restriction zone” of a protected aerodrome” substitute ““flight restriction zone of a protected aerodrome””;
(b)in the table, for “flight restriction zone”, in each place it occurs, substitute “flight restriction zone of a protected aerodrome”.
(2) In article 94B (interpretation of expressions), in the heading and in paragraph (1), for ““flight restriction zone”” substitute ““flight restriction zone of a protected aerodrome””.
(3) After article 94B insert—
### “Certain unmanned aircraft: permission for flights that are over or near space sites
94BA.—(1) If the permission that is required under paragraph (2) for a flight, or a part of a flight, by an unmanned aircraft has not been obtained—
(a)the UAS operator must not cause or permit the unmanned aircraft to be flown on that flight or that part of the flight, and
(b)the remote pilot must not fly the unmanned aircraft on that flight or that part of the flight.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), permission for a flight, or part of a flight, by an unmanned aircraft in the flight restriction zone of a protected space site is required from the operator of the protected space site.
(3) Permission is not required under paragraph (2) for a flight, or a part of a flight, by an unmanned aircraft subject to certification.
(4) In this article—
“protected space site” means—
a spaceport, as defined by section 3(2) of the Space Industry Act 2018(3), or
an installation at sea, at which controlled and planned landings of spacecraft take place or are to take place, which can be moved from place to place without major dismantling or modification,
which is not a certified aerodrome, a Government aerodrome or a national licensed aerodrome;
“spacecraft” has the meaning given in section 2(6) of the Space Industry Act 2018.
(5) The “flight restriction zone of a protected space site” consists of the airspace extending from the surface to a height of 2,000 feet above the level of the protected space site within the area bounded by a circle centred on the mid-point of the launch pad that has the largest area and which has a radius of five kilometres.”.
In article 265E(6) (offences: tethered small unmanned aircraft), for “small tethered unmanned aircraft” substitute “tethered small unmanned aircraft”.
So that you can bring your well-thumbed copy of the Air Navigation Order up to date here is the CAA announcement and the links you require
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This SkyWise is to advise that The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI 2021 No. 879) will come into force on 19 August 2021, except for the en-route obstacles provisions which will enter into force on 6 September 2021.
For full details see The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI 2021 No. 879) which identifies the changes this Order makes to the Air Navigation Order 2016 (“ANO”). Further information can be found in the Explanatory Memorandum to The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2021.
A Consolidated version of the ANO (indicating when the ANO) was last amended) will be published on the CAA website as soon as it is available.
For more information please see the following links: