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Restricted Airspace for Drones - Oban, Sound of Mull, Coll

Old 11th Jan 2021, 20:29
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Restricted Airspace for Drones - Oban, Sound of Mull, Coll

https://airspacechange.caa.co.uk/PublicProposalArea?pID=330
Note the route. Near Glenforsa. Deadline for comments.is 24 January.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 19:43
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I'm surprised there's been no response. No height stated in published documents that I could find. No service for non-commercial traffic. 4 weeks mentioned, but multi month trial also mentioned.
Coll had a population of 198 in 2011 Census. The GP Surgery is open one hour per day, Monday to Friday.


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Old 14th Jan 2021, 22:12
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According to Flyer website:

"Skyports is seeking a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) complex to be established during notified periods to enable the safe testing and demonstration of unmanned aircraft operations during a trial for up to 5 weeks starting on 8 April 2021. The TDAs will operate from the surface to various heights up to 950ft amsl."

Looks a bit too close to the Glenforsa circuit to me especially if it is up to that height near there. And starting just when the weather usually starts to improve for GA!

Will probably know more once I have watched the Flyer livestream featuring Brendan Walsh.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 19:47
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400' AGL they say, which I find acceptable. 24 HR notice, airspace open at other times, which I also find acceptable.
But if I was the patient on Coll, I'd willingly pay for the option of having the painkillers, etc.sent on the next ferry rather than wait 24 hours. Or by plane to Tiree and short ferry to Coll.
As a trial, unconnected with current epidemic, I hope they succeed, with different uses developing soon.

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Old 16th Jan 2021, 14:56
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...sent on the next ferry rather than wait 24 hours. Or by plane to Tiree and short ferry to Coll
Or indeed on the **scheduled service** to Coll ffs!
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 17:55
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Or indeed on the **scheduled service** to Coll ffs!
With a stop off at Glenforsa if needed (although I think the frequency of scheduled services would need to be increased)!

I thought that was the whole point of all the money that was spent on Oban Airport, and laying hard runways at Coll (and Colonsay).
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