‘No-Fly Zone’ Over Great Sound During SailGP

May 5, 2022

The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority advised that there will be a “temporary No-Fly Zone over the Great Sound during the upcoming SailGP event.”

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] would like to make the public aware of a temporary No-Fly Zone over the Great Sound during the upcoming Sail GP event. The restriction covers the airspace above and around the racing event from the 11th of May until the 15th of May between the hours of 09:00 am and 05:00 pm. During this time, a permitted helicopter will be flying in this airspace.

Map provided of the restricted area;

BCAA No-Fly Zone Map Bermuda May 2022

“This restriction has been implemented for the safety of the general public, event participants and spectators. The No-Fly Zone prohibits the flying of non-participating aircraft, unmanned aircraft [drones], microlights, gliders, airships and balloons. A Notice to Airmen [NOTAM] has also been disseminated to the aviation community.

“In addition to this temporary No-Fly Zone, the BCAA reminds the public of the rules and regulations that are in place for the use of drones and other small unmanned aircraft, including the five permanent No-Fly Zones.” For more details you can visit BCAA’s website.

The helicopter in action during last year’s SailGP event in Bermuda:

SailGP Helicopter Bermuda April 2021 (11)

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