Restricted Airspace Order over Windsor approved

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Following a public consultation by police and the Civil Aviation Authority, a restricted airspace order was approved in neighbouring Windsor yesterday (11 January).

The order is one way the local authority is keeping the community living near to this iconic location safe.

The order restricts the use of airspace up to 2,500ft within a 1.25 nautical mile radius around Windsor Castle will come into effect from 27 January 2022.

All flights within the restricted area, including those made by drones, will require authorisation.

Officers already carry out regular patrols in the area to provide reassurance along with a range of other security measures.

Anyone who breaches the restrictions faces prosecution.