MANILA - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has reminded drone operators that a "no-fly zone" will be implemented in parts of Manila and the Clark Freeport Zone where the 31st ASEAN Summit will be held in November.
CAAP has issued notices to airmen advising that no drone operations will be allowed from Nov. 9 to 17 within a radius of 40 nautical miles (74 kms) from Luneta Park, and within the same distance from Clark.
The agency cited a 2014 memorandum that prohibits the flying of drones over populated areas and restricted areas such as airports and “no-fly zones,” including military training camps and the Malacañang Palace.
CAAP regulations require drone owners to register their equipment and obtain a certification to operate.
Under Philippine civil aviation regulations, any operator found violating rules of the memorandum will be fined between P300,000 to P500,000 depending on the gravity of the offense.