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Project Pegasus is a joint law enforcement operation tackling aviation border crime around the UK.
Border crime causes immense harm to the UK, whether it is the smuggling of people, drugs or firearms, or terrorism related.
There are tens of thousands of light aircraft, helicopters and microlights in the UK, flying in and out of small UK airfields and airports across the country every day.
Because not every plane and airstrip can be monitored 24 hours a day, the aviation and local community can play a vital role in preventing border crime and maintaining a safe community.
Seen something suspicious at a small airfield or airport?
Whether you work in the aviation industry, are a keen pilot, or live locally, you should report any unusual or suspicious activity at a UK airfield or airport immediately.
This could include:
- planes landing in unusual places or at unusual times
- packages being dropped from low-flying aircraft or suspicious deliveries
- someone taking an unusual interest in airport security
- someone where they shouldn’t be
- seeing someone flying a drone close to an airfield or airport
- an aircraft that has been unusually modified
- a person being evasive about passengers, flights or routes
- a person ignoring aviation regulations or filing misleading or false general aviation reports or flight plans
- items being handled suspiciously or concealing cargo
Don’t ignore it, report it
If you see anything unusual or suspicious you can report it online.
You can call the police on 101. If it is an emergency, call 999.