200ft Minimum Height Limit For (rural, recreation – farming and forestry areas) Aircraft.

The minimum separation criteria is 100ft which has caused 3 fatal accidents and numerous dangerous incidents when aircraft have flow over equestrian yards & riders. We aim to raise this minimum to 200ft to stop cruelty to animals and further serious accidents with riders, handler and horses. http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Altitude/

Government Response

Thank you for taking the time to register your concerns about the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) low level flying policy via the e-petition system. 

The Government appreciate that this is an emotive issue; however the ability to train our flight crews in low level flying is critical to the safety of our flight crews.  On operations, such as in Afghanistan, helicopters in particular may operate routinely at or below 50 ft above ground level in order to minimise the risks to our people.  The low level operating environment is both complex and hazardous and will present a greater risk to crews on operations if they are not appropriately trained.

The policy governing low flying training for military aircraft, known as the UK Low Flying System, divides the UK into Low Flying Areas.  Within these areas fixed wing aircraft (such as fast jets) are authorised to operate down to levels of 250ft.

The normal minimum height for helicopters when on low flying exercises is 100ft above ground level.  Low flying may be authorised to 50 ft to meet specific operational training requirements, however, authorising officers make every effort to minimise this activity.  Increasing the minimum low flying height for helicopters to 200 ft would seriously compromise the ability of flight crews to gain a realistic appreciation of the hazardous environment they will encounter on operations.  And the MOD judges therefore that the operational imperative to undertake such training outweighs the potential downsides of such activities.

Ref, Collateral War Damage – Interference of UK in other countries ‘affairs’. Re, British / Westminster – Government Foreign Policy.

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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