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UK: Prepare for the Obama “No-Drone Zone”, 21st through 24th April

From today, you can see the “RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS – FOR THE VISIT TO LONDON AND WINDSOR BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” (to use it’s formal title) live on our free Drone Safety Map.

The full text of the area is covered in a special briefing document issued by NATS and the CAA on 15th April 2016 and is six pages long. We have however done the hard work for you and plotted the area (and times of operation) on our map:

The “Obama No-Drone Zone” over London and Windsor (denoted in by the yellow regions bordered in red), due to take effect 21st April 2016.

Altitude Angel’s recent April Update makes it possible for restrictions of a temporary nature to appear on our map automatically, giving you advanced warning so that you can plan your flights as necessary.

It’s all part of our efforts to help you plan and conduct your drone flights safely.

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Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

In 2021 Altitude Angel won a prestigious Air Traffic Management (ATM) Magazine Award in the ‘UTM Service Suppliers’ category, which recognises pioneering technologies and procedures developed by UTM service suppliers to advance safety and complex operations, for its Pop-Up UTM platform.  Read more about the awards here.

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.

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Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR

+44 (0)118 391 3503

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