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Drone and Kite Ban for Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Drone and Kite Ban for Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Published by Matthew Pells at 4:10pm 26th June 2019. (Updated at 5:13pm 26th June 2019)

There will be a ban on flying Drones, Kites and Model Aircraft in Scarborough this Saturday as Armed Forces Day takes place in the town.

The restriction imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority is to ensure the safety of the aircraft involved in the days air display over the town.

The ban covers airspace from ground level up to 3,000 feet, making it a criminal offense to fly manned and unmanned craft between 10am and 6pm in a 2.5 nautical mile radium of Scarborough. This includes drones and kites.

No Drone Zone

Saturday's air display will featuring the RAF’s Typhoon, Spitfire and Tucano displays plus a Calidus Autogyro.

Yorkshire’s own Tucano Display Team, from No 72 Squadron, based at RAF Linton on Ouse, will be making their last ever visit to Scarborough before the Tucano is phased out of service in 2020, following a career of more than three decades in RAF service. Its visit will be a real chance for spectators to be part of the aircraft’s history. Taking the Tucano to the skies will be Flight Lieutenant Liam Matthews and it will be the only public display by the aircraft in Yorkshire this year.

Bringing the classic and unforgettable sound of the mighty Merlin engine will be one of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Spitfires, from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The BBMF is a regular visitor to Scarborough, representing Yorkshire’s efforts during WW2 and this year will be commemorating the 75th anniversary year of D-Day. It will be joined by the formidable sound of the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, of 29 Squadron, also based at RAF Coningsby, which will be flown by Flight Lieutenant Jim Peterson.

In addition to the RAF displays, there will be an appearance of the AutoGyro Calidus, half helicopter and half aeroplane. The unusual aircraft with its unique display by pilot Peter Davies is all set to be a great spectacle for the Armed Forces Day crowds.

Weather permitting the aircraft will be on display at the following times.

  • 11:30 - Spitfire Flypast
  • 13:15 - RAF Tucano Display
  • 14:00 - Calidus Autogyro Display
  • 16:00 - RAF Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 Display

The Spitfire will also fly over Whitby at around 11:40

IN DEPTH : The full guide to Armed Forces Day events in Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington


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