Air Traffic Control
Phone: 01865 290 650
In the United Kingdom, flights of unmanned aircraft around aerodromes that are designated as ‘protected aerodromes’ are restricted.
Unmanned aircraft of any size must not be flown within the Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) of a protected aerodrome, without appropriate permission.
London Oxford Airport administers all drone flight requests within its Flight Restriction Zone using Altitude Angel’s suite of technology to manage these requests.
All Approvals to operate are made issued in accordance with the Terms & Conditions below
Drone flight requests within London Oxford Airport’s FRZ must be submitted 48 hours in advance to allow us time to assess your request. If you have any urgent requirements that sit outside of these parameters, please submit a flight request, and contact us at +44 (0)1865 290650 during office hours.
The operator must also contact Oxford Air Traffic at least 1 hour prior to launching the drone to obtain ATC Clearance. Please ensure that you have your Mission ID to hand.
To submit a drone flight request, you have the following options.
Using the Map below, please locate London Oxford Airport, select the London Oxford Airport FRZ and click “Request to Fly here”
For existing Altitude Angel users, this link will take you directly to Altitude Angel’s Operator Portal, where you can submit your mission details for approval to us. If you are not already an Altitude Angel user, then by clicking on the link, you will be presented with the option to register for free and then proceed to your new account to submit your mission details.
Please see User guide to Altitude Angel’s Operator Portal for more information.
Drone Assist is the #1 drone safety app from Altitude Angel in the UK. It provides an interactive map of the sky and is used by general aviation, other airspace users, and drone pilots! It is tailored specifically for the UK audience. It allows you to see areas to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised and ground hazards that may pose safety, security or privacy risks when flying your drone.
If you are an existing Altitude Angel user, your user credentials can also be used for both the Drone Assist App and Operator Portal, and vice versa.
Once logged into the App, locate London Oxford Airport on the interactive map, and create your mission plan using the in-app technology, which will automatically request approval if the mission plan resides within the London Oxford Airport FRZ.
For more information on the Altitude Angel’s Drone Assist APP, a user guide can be located within the APP or click here to learn more.
You must not fly a SUA within the flight restriction zone of a protected aerodrome without obtaining permission. London Oxford Airport is a protected aerodrome. Diagrams showing the Flight Restricted Zones around London Oxford Airport can be seen in the map on this page.
The flight restriction zone is active at all times (H24) and applies to all small, unmanned aircraft of any mass, even small toys.
Having received approval for your request, during Oxford Air Traffic Control’s hours of operation (06:30-22:30 local times, or as notified by NOTAM) final permission must be obtained from the Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) on duty.
Outside ATC hours, permission must be obtained from the aerodrome operator. If permission cannot be obtained the flight may not take place.
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.
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.
The drone pilot must be aware of and comply with the law relating to safe and legal operations, this includes:
If you have any concerns about drones being used in vicinity of London Oxford Airport either from a safety or privacy perspective, contact your local police on 101.