SUA and Drone Information

With effect from 13 March 2019 new regulations come in to force regarding the flying of small unmanned aircraft (drones) in the vicinity of aerodromes with the establishment of flight restriction zones; details are set out in CAP1763. These restrictions apply to any small unmanned aircraft not matter how small. Full details of the legislation can be found SI 2019 No. 261.

You must not fly a SUA within the flight restricted zone of a protected aerodrome without obtaining permission. Redhill Aerodrome is a protected aerodrome. Diagrams showing the Flight Restricted Zones around Redhill Aerodrome can be download here

  • The flight restricted zone is active at all times (H24) and applies to all small unmanned aircraft of any mass, even small toys.
  • During the hours of operation of the Redhill ATC Unit (summer 0900-1900 and winter 0900-1700) permission must be obtained from the ATCO on duty. Outside ATC hours permission must be obtained from the aerodrome operator. If permission cannot be obtained the flight may not take place.

The contact number for Redhill Aerodrome is 01737 823377.

Any SUA remote pilots operating under ORS4 General Exemption E4853 are reminded that they shall not permit their aircraft to fly within the flight restriction zone of a protected aerodrome without permission.

Any model flying clubs or individuals who wish to enter in to annual agreement to operate within the Redhill flight restriction zone should email the SATCO providing details of location together with days/times of operation.