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general:restrictions_legality [2013/09/09 14:40]
hix [CAA/NOTAMS]
general:restrictions_legality [2021/10/25 14:49]
rocketboy [CAA/NOTAMS]
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 ===== CAA/NOTAMS ===== ===== CAA/NOTAMS =====
  
-In the UK permission to launch balloons needs to come from the CAA. On application ​(with OS map marking launch site) and after review a permission will be sent to you and also a NOTAM will be issued. As the weather can be unpredictable it is possible to apply for a launch window instead of a single day+In the UK permission to launch balloons needs to come from the CAA. On application and after review a permission will be sent to you and also a NOTAM will be issued. As the weather can be unpredictable it is possible to apply for a launch window instead of a single day.
-More information can be found [[http://​www.caa.co.uk/​default.aspx?​catid=503|here]].+
  
-  * {{http://stratosvision.com/docs/CAALaunchForm.doc|Application form}} from Air Navigation Order 2005 (can't find one for the 2009 edition of the Air Navigation Order. ​Note that the email address ​on that form is out of dateThe current address is  ausops@caa.co.uk ​)+More information can be found in the [[http://www.legislation.gov.uk/​uksi/​2016/​765/pdfs/uksi_20160765_en.pdf|Air Navigation Order]]. 
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 +The permit application process is now an on-line form: [[https://​apply.caa.co.uk/​CAAPortal/​terms-and-conditions.htm?​formCode=BAL|CAA Permit Request]] 
 + 
 +To fill in the form you will need the latitude & longitude ​of the launch site, which you can get from [[http://​maps.google.com/​|Google Maps]]. For queries contact [[mailto:​AROps@caa.co.uk|AROps]]. ​  
 ==== AIRSPACE CHARTS ===== ==== AIRSPACE CHARTS =====
 Hopefully these should enable you to ascertain the best areas to consider launching from when you apply for a NOTAM Hopefully these should enable you to ascertain the best areas to consider launching from when you apply for a NOTAM
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 [[http://​stratosvision.com/​docs/​ATSAirspaceUpper.pdf|19,​500'​ to 24,​500'​]] [[http://​stratosvision.com/​docs/​ATSAirspaceUpper.pdf|19,​500'​ to 24,​500'​]]
 ==== Pico Exemptions ==== ==== Pico Exemptions ====
-[[http://​www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP393.pdf]]+[[http://​www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/765/​pdfs/​uksi_20160765_en.pdf|ANO2016]]
  
-  * Section 1 Part 32 Page 3+  * Part Page 19
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 Exceptions from application of provisions of the Order for certain classes of aircraft Exceptions from application of provisions of the Order for certain classes of aircraft
-253 (1) This article applies to:+23.—(1) This article applies to
 (a) any small balloon; (a) any small balloon;
-(b) any kite weighing not more than two kg;+(b) any kite weighing not more than 2kg;
 (c) any small unmanned aircraft; and (c) any small unmanned aircraft; and
 (d) any parachute including a parascending parachute. (d) any parachute including a parascending parachute.
 </​code>​ </​code>​
-  * Section ​Part 33 Page 16+  * Schedule ​page 135
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-'Small balloon' ​means a balloon of not more than two metres in any linear dimension +Small balloon” means a balloon of not more than two metres in any linear dimension at any stage of its flight, including any basket or other equipment attached to the balloon;
-at any stage of its flight, including any basket or other equipment attached to the +
-balloon;+
 </​code>​ </​code>​
 ===== Radio Restrictions ​ ===== ===== Radio Restrictions ​ =====
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 In the UK an Amateur Radio Licence cannot be used for downlink communications from a balloon. ​ The particular licence section that excludes this is 9(3) which says:  **"The Licensee shall not establish or use the Station in any aircrft or other airborne vehicle."​**\ ​ [[http://​licensing.ofcom.org.uk/​binaries/​spectrum/​amateur-radio/​guidance-for-licensees/​samplelicence07.pdf|UK Ham Radio Licence]] In the UK an Amateur Radio Licence cannot be used for downlink communications from a balloon. ​ The particular licence section that excludes this is 9(3) which says:  **"The Licensee shall not establish or use the Station in any aircrft or other airborne vehicle."​**\ ​ [[http://​licensing.ofcom.org.uk/​binaries/​spectrum/​amateur-radio/​guidance-for-licensees/​samplelicence07.pdf|UK Ham Radio Licence]]
  
-Some Low Power, Licence exempt modules may be used - but many (but not all) of the licence exempt frequency bands specifically exclude airborne operation see [[http://​stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/​binaries/​spectrum/​spectrum-policy-area/​spectrum-management/​research-guidelines-tech-info/​interface-requirements/​IR2030final.pdf|Ofcom Licence Exempt sheet]]+Some Low Power, Licence exempt modules may be used - but many (but not all) of the licence exempt frequency bands specifically exclude airborne operation see [[http://​stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/​binaries/​spectrum/​spectrum-policy-area/​spectrum-management/​research-guidelines-tech-info/​interface-requirements/​IR_2030-june2014.pdf|Ofcom Licence Exempt sheet]]
  
 ===== Other Countries ===== ===== Other Countries =====
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