Contact information and reviews for UK Air Traffic Controls
Bang up-to-date data from NATS Aeronautical Information Publication (eAIP) supplemented with reviews and additional contacts provided by, and for, drone operators from across the UK
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Please have a look at CAP722C before approaching an ATC for permission. Theses are the most relevant bits...
"The establishment of an airspace restriction means that the sponsor is responsible for managing it, and not that the sponsor ‘owns’ it; airspace is a State asset. There should be no reason for a Sponsor to charge for access to airspace for UAS. Whilst some burden of work may exist in processing applications for UAS access to airspace, it is envisaged that this will not require an undue burden on the Sponsor and should incur negligible time or cost.
Any such cost should not be passed on to UAS operators, or manned aviation operators - in the case of an airspace restriction which facilitates UAS flight by restricting manned aviation."
"[...] Before issuing a permission to operate within an FRZ, aerodromes and space sites are encouraged to ensure that the operator is in possession of a valid Operator ID, and that the remote pilot is in possession of suitable pilot competence. Further guidance on these requirements, and enforcement, can be found in CAP 1974 [...]
Aerodromes and space sites may establish standing agreements with UAS operators if this is appropriate, which would not require individual permissions to be issued for each operation. This may be the case for local UAS flying groups or model aircraft clubs, located within the FRZ. [...]"