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M 002/2019

Effective 17 JAN 2019


A number of events for the general public will be held at Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire on certain dates between 5 May and 6 October 2019. A large number of aircraft will be involved in high-energy manoeuvres; therefore, the Secretary of State for Transport has decided that it is necessary to introduce Restriction of Flying Regulations under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016.
Subject to paragraph 4, on the dates and times listed in paragraph 3, no aircraft is to fly below 3,500 FT AMSL within the area bounded by:
  1. the clockwise arc of a circle of 3 NM radius centred on 520512N 0001907W from 520225N 0002056W to 520258N 0001553W; and

  2. a straight line between 520258N 0001553W and 520225N 0002056W.

The restrictions defined in paragraph 2 are established on the dates in column 2 between the times listed in column 3.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Times (UTC)
Season Premier5 May1245-1730
Evening Air Show18 May1645-2100
Flying Festival2 June1245-1730
Evening Air Show15 June1645-2130
Military Air Show7 July1245-1730
Evening Air Show20 July1645-2110
Family Air Show4 August1245-1730
Flying Proms17 August1745-2100
Vintage Air Show1 September1245-1730
Race Day6 October1245-1700
Paragraph 2 does not apply to any aircraft flying with the prior permission of the Flying Display Director at North Weald Aerodrome who may be contacted on telephone number 07974-920297 or 01767-627918.
In relation to paragraph 2 the term ‘aircraft’ includes aircraft as classified by Part 1 of Schedule 4 to the Air Navigation Order 2016. It also includes, by virtue of Article 23 of that Order, any small balloon, any kite weighing not more than two kilograms, any small unmanned aircraft and any parachute including a parascending parachute.
The times mentioned in paragraph 2 are Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is one hour behind British Summer Time.
The point of contact within the Civil Aviation Authority is Mr R E J Gratton, Principal Airspace Regulator, Safety and Airspace Regulation Group at email
Details of Restricted Airspace feature in the daily AIS Information Line message (08085-354802) and 01489-887515 and will be included on the Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB) through the AIS Website at