RAF Woodvale

Low flying

If you wish to find out more about low flying in the area, visit https://www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area/find-out-about-low-flying-in-your-area



According to the Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) who regulate all non-military flying in the UK, a drone should not be flown higher than 400 feet, must be kept in line of sight at all times, not flown within 150 feet (50 metres) of people or property, or within 500 feet (150 metres) of crowds and built up areas. If you spot anyone doing this then you are to report it to the Police on 101.

If you feel that the drone is being flown in such a way that could endanger an aircraft then please call both RAF Woodvale on 01704 872287 Ext 7234, if the sighting is in Southport or the surrounding areas, and then the Police on 101.  RAF Woodvale, Air Traffic Control will take the details and pass it immediately the flying squadrons. Your assistance and vigilance are greatly appreciated.

Drone Safety Advice

The CAA is the regulators for drone flying in the UK and are constantly monitoring the situation and tweaking their advice.

The latest advice can be found here.

There is also an app that can be downloaded so you can see where there are areas that you should not fly your drone.  It is available here.

Night flying

Aircraft from RAF Woodvale do not night fly on weekdays or at weekends.

Viewing area

There is no official viewing area for the safe viewing of aircraft at RAF Woodvale.

Station Flying Operations are:

Monday - Friday between 0900 - 1745 until 28 September 2018

Then Flying Operations will be:

Sunday - Thursday between 0900 - 1745 until further notice.

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