Avoiding Airspace Infringement

Saturday 9th May
Club House – Herefordshire Aeroclub
Food from 18:00 – Talk from 19:00

In its simplest terms, an infringement occurs when an aircraft makes an unauthorised entry into controlled airspace.

A few minutes of infringement can result in wide spread knock-on effects as controllers must assume that the infringing pilot is lost and therefore his movements unpredictable. A buffer is established around the infringing aircraft of three miles or 3000ft. The buffer may encroach on an airport’s final approach track or standard departure tracks, therefore inhibiting arrivals and departures.

Whilst aircraft cannot land, they’ll most likely be put into a temporary holding pattern increasing their fuel burn and emissions.  If they are still on the ground, the aircraft and passengers may have to be delayed until the infringing pilot vacates the airspace.

Come and join us for a discussion around airspace infringement, avoidance and methods to transit controlled airspace with Nils Jamieson from GASCO.

Meg will be on hand to provide food (additional charge) from 6pm.

Due to limited space, members who with to attend must email events@shobdonairfield.co.uk

Space is allocated on a first come first served basis. To cover costs there may be a small charge for this event – to be confirmed. This must be paid at the time of booking.