Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - Manchester, 20 September - 4 October 2017Restriction of Flying Regulations for Conservative Party Conference, Manchester, between 20 September and 4 October 2017. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M076/2017.
Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones.
Julian Bray Aviation expert comments: The extended length of the Tory Party Conference NOTAM from September 20 to October 4 does make you wonder just how long do politicians really need an extended shoulder period for a party conference.
Few apart from the party faithful, bother to listen whilst a fair proportion of the delegates will be caught sleeping, only roused by the call for a vote or the odd applause. Its not as if the politicians will have anything to say as they've been tight lipped over Brexit so far, and certainly not in a position to report progress by September 20th, if the current non communiques are anything to go by.
The latest NOTAM will provide a clear skies environment over Manchester for a full two weeks. Its going to be grim up North.
It could well be the foretaste of things to come as if the Brexit negotiations don't quickly produce something concrete, or bear fruit even? We could see the clear skies policy becoming a permanently embarrassing reality as Europe denies the UK the use of European air space.
True the actually conference is over in a few days, but the blanket restriction on flying also seemingly covers the build and the deconstruction of the exhibition and staging.
The restrictions also apply to the flying of all drones, so those dreamy aerial shots of tired and emotional party faithful will just have to be done the old fashioned way with a long pole and a piece of string...blue of course.
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