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Airfield & Pilot Information

Norwich Class D Control Zone and Control Area

View Norwich Airport Class D Airspace Pilot’s Guide

Operation of Cranes, Directed Light, Fireworks, Toy Balloons, Sky Lanterns and Drones within UK Airspace.

Working, building and events in the vicinity of an Airport can present significant risks if not managed responsibly by developers. This can include events using fireworks / lighting / sky lanterns, construction sites and drone flying.

As a result, we always encourage you to communicate with the Airport, should the activity fall within at least 6km of the Airport.

If the activity or development requires the use of lifting equipment, mobile or tower cranes, they should be operated in accordance with British Standard 7121 and CAA Publication – CAP 1096. The Airport should also be notified of plans to erect these cranes at least 21 days in advance. The notification to the Airport should include the following information to allow us to perform our Airport Safeguarding checks:

  • OSGB grid coordinates of the crane’s proposed position to 6 figures each of Eastings and Northings
  • The proposed height of the crane Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)
  • The anticipated duration of the cranes existence (including proposed dates)
  • Contact telephone numbers of the crane operator and the site owner for use in an emergency

Operating a drone? Please read the Drone Code.

Further links and guidance on development and activities at height in the vicinity of the Airport is available from the following CAA web pages:

On this or any other Airport Safeguarding issue such as operation of a Crane or Tall Construction Equipment within 6km of the aerodrome;
DO NOT proceed until permission has been granted by Email.
(We do not operate a telephone number for Safeguarding applications. Postal applications can be addressed to ‘Airport Safeguarding – Norwich Airport’ or emailed directly to safeguarding@norwichairport.co.uk)

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