As you might expect the Fairford MATZ could be a little busy over the coming
days. The MATZ has been activated (by Notam) for a while now, and while it
makes very good sense to talk to Brize for a MATZ transit it wasn’t strictly
speaking necessary.

Today (Tuesday) a further Notam has been issued under Article 85 of the ANO making the MATZ a TRA (Temporary Restricted Airspace). The only way through what was the Fairford MATZ (which is also the gap between Lyneham and Brize) is now with an ATC clearance.

NAVW: A)EGVA FROM 03/03/18 11:07 TO 03/06/30 17:00 EST J0101/03
E)MIL REF (AUS) 03-03-0294
RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE UNDER ARTICLE 85
OF THE ANO 2000. NO AIRCRAFT SHALL FLY WI THE AREA NOTIFIED AS THE
RAF FAIRFORD MATZ EXCEPT ACFT FLYING IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN ATC
CLEARANCE ISSUED BY ATC RAF BRIZE NORTON OR RAF FAIRFORD OR IN THE
SERVICE OF GLOUCESTER POLICE.
F)SFC G)3286FT AMSL

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