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M 126/2019

Effective 24 OCT 2019


A large gathering of persons is expected at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on 21 and 22 December 2019 for the Winter Solstice. The Secretary of State for Transport has, therefore, decided that it is necessary in the interests of public safety to introduce Restriction of Flying Regulations under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016.
Subject to paragraph 3, between 2100 hours on 21 December 2019 and 1100 hours on 22 December 2019 no aircraft is to fly below 3,000 FT AMSL within the area bounded by a circle radius of 3 NM centred at 511044N 0014934W.
Paragraph 2 does not apply to any aircraft:
  1. operated by the National Police Air Service;

  2. operated by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service;

  3. flying with the permission of the Chief Officer of Police for the Wiltshire Police who may be contacted via 01380-734047;

  4. flying in accordance with a clearance issued by the air traffic control unit at RAF Boscombe Down;

  5. flying within the airspace notified as the Salisbury Plain Danger Areas if it does so with the permission of the Senior Air Operations Officer at Salisbury Plain Air Operations who may be contacted via 01980-674710.

In relation to paragraph 2, and for the requirements for a permission as stated in paragraph 3, 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 2 KG, 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 the same time as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Details of Restricted Airspace feature in the daily AIS Information Line message 08085-354802 and will be included on the Pre-flight Information Bulletins (PIB) through the AIS Web site at
Further enquiries can be made to Mr R E J Gratton, Principal Airspace Regulator, Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, Civil Aviation Authority at