Drone Safety

Drone use is growing at a rapid rate in the UK and our skies are some of the busiest anywhere in the world. 

To ensure that those who wish to fly drones are equipped with the information required to do so legally and safely the CAA and NATS have developed https://dronesafe.uk

The website also provides an interactive map showing the Flight Restricted Zones (FRZs) created around all UK airports.

You may be prosecuted if you fly ANY small unmanned aircraft within a Flight Restricted Zone without the appropriate authorisation. 

Drone Operations within Birmingham Airport FRZ

Expand the map below and search for your postcode.

If your planned Drone flight falls inside the Green, Yellow or Red zone, you need prior permission from Air Traffic Control.

It is recognised that commercial operators and recreational users may, on occasion, wish to operate drones within the confines of the Flight Restricted Zone (shown above) established around Birmingham Airport. 

Authorisation for such flights must be requested from Air Traffic Control and will only be provided after a safety impact assessment. 

Applications for Drone flights within our Flight Restricted Zone can be made by emailing drone.requests@birminghamairport.co.uk

Please Detail: 

Name and Address of Operator: 
Operator Contact Number: 
Date of flight: 
Operating Height: 
SUA make and model: 

Please note it can take up to 48 hours to access and process any requests. All flights must be conducted in accordance with the DRONE CODE and on application you will be provided with a contact number to call on the day of the flight to obtain an Air Traffic Control clearance. 

Please see our privacy notice regarding use of the information required for authorising drone flights within Birmingham Airports FRZ. 

Read here: Birmingham Airport Privacy Notice For Drone Requests

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