All drones and unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) will not be allowed to be operated by persons unrelated to the upcoming 31st ASEAN Summit on 09 to 17 November 2017 in accordance with the strict implementation of “no-fly zone” as reminded by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to all operators and hobbyists.
This is in accordance to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM B4588/17), no drone operations with 40 nautical-mile radius at Luneta Park on 09-17 November 2017. Likewise, the no-fly zone will also be applicable to 40 nautical-mile radius at Clark Doppler VHF Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) as compliance to NOTAM B4593/17.
Flying in these areas will be prohibited until lifted so as not to compromise the safety and security of heads of state/government and other foreign dignitaries during their period of stay in the Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit.
BGEN DAGOY, JTG Chieftain Commander, who is in charged with leaders’ security reminded everyone, “The success of the Summit is not only the success of the organizers, but for the country. It’s one of the finest hours for the Filipino nation. That is why we urge the public’s cooperation.”
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