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I am considering flying to the UK this summer with a small airplane. I heard that the daily use of the airspace is somewhere published by CAA (or NATS), including the activation of Dangerous / Restricted areas. I would like to be able to visualize them via a dynamic map (like the DABS in Switzerland published by Skyguide)

I am however unable to find the exact location of the website. Is there something you can help me with ?

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  • $\begingroup$ FWIW I know the CAA and NATS websites pretty well, I also cannot find what you're looking for on either. $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 8:22

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No affiliation whatsoever, but if you're considering flying VFR in the UK I strongly suggest you purchase a license for SkyDemon.

The annual cost is less than 1 hour flying, and for that you get moving map technology on any phone/tablet, a decent view of the absolute mess that is UK Airspace, as well as exactly what you asked - visualization of all those restricted/danger zones etc.

In addition you get live TAFs/METARs and NOTAMs, reviews of all the airfields by other GA pilots and for a small additional fee some professional airfield plates.

Honestly, there is no way I would fly in the UK (or Europe) without it.

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    $\begingroup$ I completely agree on this, Skydemon's visualizations are extremely useful. You can also pay a small amount to file flight plans automatically. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 10:23
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    $\begingroup$ You get I think 5 free (VFR) flight plan with each annual subscription $\endgroup$
    – Jamiec
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 10:33
  • $\begingroup$ Oh yes, that's true @Jamiec. I've never needed more than that. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 10:36
  • $\begingroup$ Many thanks all for your answers. I am currently using ForeFlight which also displays the active NOTAM, however I like to benchmark the tool with the official publications to avoid any surprises. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. $\endgroup$
    – richpiana
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 17:47

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