As a result of a state requirement, the CAA has introduced a complex of danger areas over the English Channel. These danger areas are in place from 31st August to 30th September, but will only be active when required. The danger areas are in force whilst remotely flown aircraft (drones) are operated out of Lydd Airport to monitor the English Channel. One area covers a circle two nautical miles diameter centred on Lydd Airport, whilst another includes the coast at Folkestone and Hythe.

The CAA will try to provide 24 hour notice of the activation of these areas via the notam system, and various aviation radio frequencies (including Lydd Traffic Control) will carry details. Full details of the areas affected are found on the National Air Traffic System website's Temporary Danger Areas page. The document includes a map of the various areas.