MANILA, Philippines – Operations of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drones are prohibited in areas where Pope Francis is expected to hold activities during his Apostolic Visit to the Philippines from January 15 to 19, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said on January 11, Sunday.
Violators of the agency’s no drone policy will be apprehended and face fines between P300,000 ($6679)* to P500,000 ($11,100).
Meanwhile, CAAP also declared a 3-nautical-mile radius, from the surface up to 18,000 feet from certain areas where the Pope, as no-fly zones.
The public is urged to report unauthorized use of UAS or drones to the Operation Rescue and Coordinating Center (ORCC) of CAAP at 02-8799110 or 0917 8607245. – Rappler.com
*P44 = $1
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