“File a Flight Plan Day” ahead of next year’s London Olympics

Hat tip to Sylvia, the blogger behind the Fear of Landing blog, for pointing out the “File a Flight Plan Day” initiative launched by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) to get general aviation pilots in the UK ready for the Olympics.

Specifically, “File a Flight Plan Day” is a unique, one-day event that will take place between 10:00 and 15:00 on Saturday 12 November 2011. On this day, as many general aviation pilots as possible are encouraged to think about flight planning during next year’s London 2012 Olympics as there will be a Restricted Zone placed over the entire capital and surrounding areas during the Games and pilots will need to file an accepted flight plan with air traffic controllers before they can fly. If you have never filed a UK flight plan before, you are encouraged to file a test flight plan on this day so that you know the procedures for doing so should you plan to fly during the Olympics.

Moreover, Sylvia has enlisted the help of Kelly who works for RocketRoute to help explain how to file a UK flight plan. Otherwise, you can consult CAP 694 — the UK Flight Planning Guide as well as http://olympics.airspacesafety.com/downloads to find out the procedure for for File a Flight Plan Day.

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