Airfield Drone Safety

Safety is our prime concern at the North Isles Airfields! If you have any concerns about the safety of Drone activity please advise the Airfield Superintendent on 01856873535 or submit a Safety Report online.

If you want to tell the Airfield that you’re flying a Drone, contact the Airfield Superintendent on 01856873535 or use the online PPR form.

Let the Airfield know

It’s important you contact the Airfield Superintendent without delay if you intend to fly a drone near the Airfield, OR, if you observe and have immediate concerns about the safety of Drone Activity. It is quite possible to fly a drone in the vicinity of the airfield but permission is crucial to allow safe coordination of this activity.

The threat to Airfields

Drones represent a significant risk to our Airfield Operations; the unwanted and unplanned presence of drones in the vicinity of the Airfield and beyond is hazardous to both the aircraft and air ambulance helicopters that frequently use our Airfields, unauthorized use of a drone over an airfield will cause flights in and out to be suspended.

DRONESAFE UK and the Drone Assist App have good information to help you fly safely. designed to help ensure drone users in the UK can access the information that you need in order to fly your drone safely and legally, without endangering others. Drone Assist is a safety app. It presents users with an interactive map of airspace used by commercial air traffic so that you can see areas to avoid or in which extreme caution should be exercised. It contains a ‘Fly Now’ feature that enables you to share your drone flight location with other users. You can access the Drone Assist App and the Drone Code on the Drone Safe website (link available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page).

Guidance on the safety rules that apply when flying unmanned and model aircraft can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website (link available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page).

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

Email: customerservice@orkney.gov.uk

Orkney Islands Council: BOREAS DOMUS MARE AMICUS