To help pilots prepare for flying during the 2012 London Olympics, RIN and the CAA will host a free briefing day on 10 March.

To help pilots prepare for flying in south east England during the 2012 London Olympics, the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and the CAA have joined forces to host a free briefing day in central London on Saturday 10 March.The event will feature presentations and Q&A sessions offering pilots the chance to get the latest information about:• How to use Atlas Control, the air traffic control unit that will provide the service in the Restricted Zone• The options available for flight planning to get access to the Restricted Zone• How airfields can apply for and use exemptions • The interception procedures planned to be used by MoD aircraftAs well as the Olympic presentations there will also be a workshop on navigation techniques with Mark Batin, a RIN Fellow and former RAF Navigator and Qualified Helicopter Navigation Instructor. It will focus on VFR navigation, staying on track, and integrating satellite based systems with traditional navigation methods.

The event will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, and will open at 11.00, with presentations from 13:00 to 16:30. The venue has a maximum capacity of 750. Pre-registration is required and places will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, e-mail your full name and any affiliation (e.g. flying club) to All bookings will be confirmed.

For more information contact the CAA on 020 7379 7311 or RIN on 020 7591 3135.

For details of Olympic airspace changes, go to