Glom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 9 Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
Has anyone seen this? They've basically put restrictions on everything within a 20NM radius of the Olympic Park. Most Olympic venues already sit under controlled airspace. What is this crap about needing to place restrictions as far out as High Wycombe, Cambridge and almost Brighton?
Quote: Delivering a safe and secure Games for everyone to enjoy will be dependant on support from the general public. We hope that the GA community will continue to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.
I hope AOPA sues the crap out of the CAA and the government for this.
The CAA have to be the world's worst aviation authority. It's such a chore trying to talk to them. Their legislation is complete joke - the amount of times their "laws" contradict themselves are unreal. Not long ago they tried to have my flying school cease operations for a week because they couldn't be bothered sending an inspector to the school a week earlier, instead wanting to do it at the same time as an inspection to the school next door... Well, I can tell you that the (my) school's management gave them an earful of abuse before they'd actually send someone to us.