ÖTILLÖ drone users asked to contact airport

June 3, 2019

The Isles of Scilly's airport has asked drone users to make contact if they plan to operate during the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun event this weekend.

 

A notice on social media reminded all users to call Air Traffic Control whether or not they intend to fly within the restricted zones (outlined in red).

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The post reads: "The Isles of Scilly has a busy airspace with condensed flying operations taking place both at the airport and surrounding Islands, which would include military, Search & Rescue and HEMS Helicopter flights.

 

"We urge all Drone operators intending to fly outside of the Restricted Airspace to still contact ATC with their location and timings with altitudes so that Air Traffic Control can inform all aircraft in the vicinity. Please call ATC on 01720 424335.

 

"Thank you all and have a great weekend. Good luck to all Participants!"

 

Scilly’s Airport Manager recently clarified how drones must operate on the islands in the wake of new guidelines around their use.

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