Torbay Council is warning all maritime users that during the weekend of the Torbay Airshow there will be a restriction zone. The restrictions will be in place periodically throughout the airshow weekend ensuring watercraft are kept out of the designated flight paths and are at a safe distance.
Vessels will be unable to anchor or enter into the restrictive zones from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, during the display times for the performing aircraft.
Watercrafts within this area will be required to leave half an hour before the displays begin. There are two flight lines, a 230m line for fast jets and a 150m line for all other aircraft, which are parallel to Paignton beach.
Due to new safety restrictions aircraft are no longer able to fly at low altitude over land and therefore all approaching aircraft will be required to fly through the designated restricted zone. A line will be marked with large yellow buoys approximately 500 metres apart.
Torbay Harbour Authority will be operating the exclusion zone with the assistance of HM Coastguard and volunteer marshals. These marshals will have the same designated powers as a harbour official. If a watercraft enters the exclusion zone the flying displays will be delayed.
A Torbay Council spokesperson said:It is extremely important that the Airshow is kept a safe environment for all to enjoy. The exclusion zones are in place to ensure that safe flying and sailing is able to go ahead without any risks.
We urge all boat users to plan their weekend with the restrictions in mind to try and reduce disappointment.
Smaller crafts such as kayaks and paddleboards will be allowed shoreside of the 5 knot buoys between Paignton Harbour and Livermead Head during the displays. Vessels will be permitted to remain at anchor within the 5 knot markers south of Roundhead Head North of Livermead Head,however these will not be good viewing areas.
For more information and to view a diagram of the restricted zone please visit www.tor-bay-harbour.co.uk/hmn1416.pdf
The following roads will be closed from 6pm to 10:30pm on Friday June 10th; 10am to 10.30pm on Saturday June 11th and 10am to 7pm on Sunday June 12th.
Adelphi Lane, Adelphi Road, Alta Vista Road,
Barn Road, Battersway Road, Bay View, Beach Road, Belle Vue Road, Braeside Road
Cedar Road, Clennon Gardens, Clennon Park, Clennon Rise, Clennon Summit, Cleveland Road, Cliff Park Avenue, Cliff Road (Paignton), Cliff Road (Torquay), Colin Road, Crossway
Garfield Road, Grosvenor Road
Headland Road, High Cliff Mews, Hill Park Terrace, Horseshoe Bend
Kernou Road, Keysfield Road, Kings Avenue,Kings Road
Langs Road, Leighon Road, Locarno Avenue,Louville Close
Manor Road, Marine Drive, Marine Gardens,Marine Parade,Marine Park,Morin Road
Oldenburg Park, Osney Avenue,Osney Crescent,Osney Gardens,Oyster Bend, Oyster Close
Queens Park Road
Roundham Avenue,Roundham Crescent, Roundham Gardens, Roundham Road
Sands Road,Seaway Crecent, Seaway Gardens,South Quay
St Andrews Road,St Pauls Road, Stafford Road, Steartfield Road
Upper Morin Road
Youngs Park Lane, Youngs Park Road
The Torbay Times Editors bring our audience the latest in local community news and views from across Torbay. Alongside this website Torbay Times is published monthly as a tabloid newspaper and is available at supermarkets,newsagents and other retailers throughout Torbay.