Civil Aviation Authority publishes guidelines for safe flying

Israel's Civil Aviation Authority publishes safety guidelines for those wishing to fly gliders on Independence Day.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

IDF flights on Independence Day
IDF flights on Independence Day
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Israel Transportation Ministry's Civil Aviation Authority on Sunday published an official notice warning the public to stay away from the flight paths of the IDF multicopter drones scheduled to fly on Independence Day.

According to Civil Aviation Authority official Benny Davidor, the drones' flight paths endanger low-flying airplanes.

This warning, he said, is especially relevant for cities on Israel's coast, and during nighttime fireworks shows.

The CAA also published on its site a list of safety guidelines for those near the drones' flight paths, or wishing to fly gliders.

These planes must fly no more than 50 feet in the air, and their owners must maintain eye contact with them at all times.

The owners must stand two meters away from airport runways and planes which are currently in the air. Drones may not be flown near any public gatherings or groups of people, and must be flown at least 250 meters away from populated areas.