CAAP declares Batasan areas ‘no fly zones’

Published July 20, 2019, 5:05 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Ariel Fernandez

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be enforcing limited and no fly zones at the House of Representatives (HREP) in Batasan Complex and its immediate vicinity from July 20-23, 2019.

The CAAP move is to ensure security and safety during the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress and the 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The CAAP has already issued NOTAM (notice to airman) B3201/19, B3203/19, and B3209/19 as advisories for the said events.

From July 20 at 9:00am to July 21 at 11:00am, drones and aircraft will be limited from flying at a vertical limit of 700ft AGL (height above ground level) within 10km radius of Batasan Pambansa. Training flights of flying schools within Luzon are also suspended from 12:00 am of July 22 to 12:00 am of July 23.

A No Fly Zone will be enforced from 2:00pm until 9:00pm of July 22 within 4 nautical miles radius from surface to 10,000 feet AMSL (above mean sea level) of the House of Representatives.

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