Drone Safety Event

Drone Safety Event

On Saturday 13th January City Airport opened its doors to hobbyists and professional operators and owners of Drones.

The objective of the event was to provide useful tips and information to drone pilots so that they can be operated safety and within the law.

A presentation was given by Steve Cooper, a Flight Information Service Officer at City Airport, giving details on best practice, pre flight preparation, local airspace restrictions, safety and adherence to legal requirements.

Those attending were also given an opportunity to look around a light aircraft and a tour of the Control Tower at City Airport.

Further advice and guidance was also presented by Chris Wild, Head of Airfield Safety and Compliance at Manchester Airport, and Ian Dickson, Head of Air Traffic Control at Manchester Airport.

Nick Duriez, Airport Director at City Airport commented. “Leisure and commercial use of drones is on the increase as technology develops and they become more easily accessible. It is important that these flying devices can be safety integrated into the shared airspace that is also used by manned aircraft, helicopters and other airspace users. At City Airport we want to ensure that drone pilots are fully aware of their responsibilities and help facilitate drone flights whilst ensuring that drones are flown without causing danger to others. We welcome any drone pilots to contact us at any time for help and advice.”


For more information and guidance see:

www.cityairportandheliport.com/drone

www.manchesterairport.co.uk/aviation-professionals/airfield-operations/manchester/drones/


www.dronesafe.uk


 

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