Aerial photography of the Isle of Man Airport
 
Drone flying is prohibited within 5 Km of the Isle of Man Airport at Ronaldsway
(Restriction of Flying (Isle of Man Airport) Regulations 2018)
https://www.gov.im/drones
 
So how did I legally take the following pictures?  Firstly I needed written permission from the IOM Civil Aviation Authority to fly within the 5 Km Restricted Zone.
The proposed flights were discussed with Air Traffic Control at Ronaldsway and it was agreed that they would take place when the airport was confirmed closed.
I carried out a Risk Assessment and produced a custom pre-flight checklist to ensure that the airport was in fact closed before any flight took place,
that Airport Security were aware of my flights and that they would notify me of any 'out of hours' openings.
 
The Phantom 4 Pro drone used is also subject to Geofencing which would normally prevent it flying so close to the airport and I had to present all of the
authorizing paperwork to DJI before they would issue me with a time limited 'Unlock Code' allowing me to fly these missions.
 
I've made quite a few references on the individual photo pages to historical aspects of the airport at Ronaldsway.
More information on many of them can be found in my ATC History Pages on this website.
 
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 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham