Drones

  • London Biggin Hill Airport is protected with a Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ)
  • It is illegal to fly any drone at any time within the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) unless you have permission from air traffic control at the airport.

Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) Dimensions

The Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) is designed to keep aircraft operating at the airport safe. The FRZ extends upwards to a height of 2,000 feet above the airfield and consists of two elements:

  1. The dimension of the airfield’s existing Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ), which has a radius of two and a half nautical miles.
  2. A Runway Protected Zone (RPZ) which is a five kilometre by one kilometre zone starting from a point known as the ‘threshold’ which is located at both ends of the runway.

Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) Map

Below is a visual representation of the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), should you require to operate any drone (of any size) within the ‘blue’ area on the map you must gain permission from air traffic control before flying the drone.

The Drone Code

When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe. Follow these simple steps to make sure you are flying safely and legally. 

Requesting Permission

In order to request permission to operate a drone within the London Biggin Hill Airport Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) please click on the link below. Once you have submitted your request, do not operate the drone within the FRZ until permission has been issued (usually within 48 hours).