Current NOTAM (this can change so please check for updates):
CIVIL AVIATION, RESTRICTION OF FLYING, ISLE OF MAN TT RACES, REGULATIONS 2022. SD NO.2022/0070.
THE ISLE OF MAN DEPARTMENT FOR ENTERPRISE HAS INTRODUCED THE ABOVE REGULATIONS UNDER SECTION 11H AND 11I OF THE AIRPORTS AND CIVIL AVIATION ACT 1987. AIC M032/2022 REFERS.
AIRCRAFT MUST NOT BE FLOWN BELOW 3000FT AMSL WITHIN THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE ISLE OF MAN TT COURSE AND AN AREA 1000 METRES OUTSIDE AND ABUTTING THE COURSE EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE ISLE OF MAN CIVIL AVIATION ADMISTRATION OR ISLE OF MAN AIRPORT, RONALDSWAYS ATC.
THE OPERATION OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT IS ALSO PROHIBITED.
INFORMTION FROM ISLE OF MAN CIVIL AVIATION ADMISTRATION TEL. 01624 682358 OR ISLE OF MAN AIRPORT ATC TEL 01624 827548
LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 3,000 Feet AMSL FROM: 29 May 2022 12:00 GMT (13:00 BST) TO: 29 May 2022 17:30 GMT (18:30 BST)
Please note that this NOTAM is for Sunday 29th May 2022. There will be similar restrictions for all road closure periods. There are likely to be helicopters for both medical evacuation and camera work as well as unspecified other activity.
For the most up to date and accurate information please call Isle of Man Airport Air Traffic Control on 01624 827548.
Four intrepid paraglider pilots; myself, Gary Cooper and Tom Kane from the Dunstable Hang gliding and Paragliding Club and Keith Wood from Sussex set off from Milton Keynes by car on Friday lunch time. The traffic on the M6 from where the toll road ended was terrible; turning what should have been a three-hour drive into just over 4 hours to Liverpool. Upon arrival, we abandoned the car in an NCP car park and just managed to catch the ferry and cross as foot passengers to Douglas,the capital of the 33 by 11 mile Isle of Man.
Held on the weekend of the 15th/16th of July on the Isle of Man, the Manx Paragliding TT consisted of three tasks.
The weather was hot, sunny and inverted. Not ideal for flying cross country. However, Chris Dawes of Airways Airsports managed to set some interesting tasks.
All three started at the highest peak on the island, Snaefell at 2036ft.
The Parachute repack is set for Saturday 25th March. Bill Morris, packer extraordinaire, is flying in for the day to show us how its done. This is a fantasti opportunity to get your gear professionally repacked and get some real pearls of wisdom from a very experienced pilot – for FREE! Do not miss it.
The venue for the Repack is the Microgaming Headquarters (the big blue glass building on Circular Road). Great venue, very posh – definately shirt and tie!
The ‘Awards’ dinner will be on the evening of Saturday 25th March at the Creg-Ny-Baa. Looking like we will have about 20-25 bods at the moment so it should be a good do.