RAF Brize Norton and London Oxford Airport (LOA) at Kiddlington have both launched airspace change proposals (ACP) to establish more controlled airspace. There are two separate consultations running in parallel and two sets of documents.
- The Brize Norton ACP webpage is https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/flyinginfo/bznacp.cfm and the consultation document can be downloaded as a PDF. Please note the errata on the webpage as the consultation document hasn’t been updated. Comments and questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
- The Oxford ACP webpage is http://www.oxfordairport.co.uk/the-airport/public-consultation/ and the consultation document can be downloaded as a PDF. Comments and questions can be emailed to LondonOxfordAirportConsultation@osprey.csl.co.uk.
The proposal for RAF Brize Norton would see the northern boundary of the controlled airspace extended close to Upper Rissington, which could therefore impact local residents and those using the neighbouring airfield for recreational flying.
Within the village we have many residents who are involved in the flying arena – military, civil and general aviation (GA) – who are far better placed to provide informed comment on the proposals and their impact on the village. The Parish Council would be very interested to hear from residents who have flying knowledge who could attend the consultation drop-in sessions and then brief the Parish Council at our next meeting on 14 March 2018.
The drop-in sessions at RAF Brize Norton will be held on Tuesday 20th February, and Wednesday 28th February, where project members will be on hand to answer questions. Full details including timings, car parking and security arrangements can be found on the RAF Brize Norton consultation website: https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/flyinginfo/bznacp.cfm. Please note that visitors are asked to register in advance for security reasons and to ensure there is capacity to host everyone who wishes to attend.
The consultations close on Thursday 5 April 2018.