G8 and G20 flight restrictions

Kevin Psutka


Preliminary information has been released by the security authorities concerning these meetings of world leaders in June.

The following is subject to change as the plan is finalized.

Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) Supplement 11/10, dated May 6 provides general information about the extent of the restrictions: http://www.navcanada.ca/ContentDefinitionFiles/Publications/AeronauticalInfoProducts/AIP/Current/PDF/EN/
. Please check this official source for general information and check NOTAMs before you fly for more complete information and any updates that may occur due to changing threat levels.

The G8 restrictions will be in place June 24, 25 and 26. They are centred on the Deerhurst Resort, near Huntsville Ont.

The G20 restrictions will be in place June 26, 27 and 28. They are centred on a point about half way between Pearson Airport and the Toronto Convention Centre downtown.

At both locations the restricted areas will consist of two rings, both from the ground up to 18,000 feet.

Within 15 nm, with very few exceptions there will be no GA flights permitted. From 15 to 30 nm, special procedures will permit flights to and from arrival and departure airports and direct point-to point flights in this area. Further details will be provided in the AIP Supplement.

COPA will not be posting the details of the restrictions because they could change without notice. However, AIP Supplement 11/10 is your source for general information and NOTAMs will be issued prior to the events (be sure to check the local and FIR NOTAMs).

COPA’s Southern Ontario Directors Paul Hayes and Doug Ronan are working with the authorities to help with their plans and get them in contact with local groups for briefing opportunities.

Briefing sessions will be provided at various locations.

Stay tuned to our website for the schedule as it is developed. We expect that TC, NAVCAN, DND and RCMP officials will be on hand to answer your questions and receive feedback.

BRIEFING SCHEDULE UPDATE: Wednesday June 2 CBAA - Landmark Aviation (Pearson Intl Airport CYYZ) 1630-1830 hrs and at Transport Canada - 4900 Yonge St. 1900-2100 hrs. Thursday June 3 Oshawa Airport CYOO- Location TBD 1800-2000 hrs. Wednesday June 9 COPA - Buttonville Airport CYKZ 1900-2100 hrs. Saturday June 12 COPA - Orillia Lake St John Airport CNJ4 1100- 1300 hrs. To avoid all of these restrictions, why not plan to attend COPA’s Fly-in AGM in Summerside, PEI from June 25-27.

Visit www.copaplanetimes.com for more information.

Just think, you can enjoy no airspace restrictions and lobster to boot!