UAV flights to be limited in Nur-Sultan and Almaty on June 9

The Civil Aviation Committee (CAC), Kazakhstan, reported on restrictions to use airspace over Nur-Sultan and Almaty on the day of the election of the President of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported.

“We hereby inform that a coordinated decision of the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development (MIID), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense, temporary restrictions will be imposed to use unmanned aerial vehicles over the territories of Nur-Sultan and Almaty from 04:00 am to midnight on June 9, 2019 in order to ensure safety. Restrictions apply from the earth’s surface to a height of 500 meters. In this regard, permits to fly over these settlements during the specified period will not be issued,” the Committee said.

According to the CAC, these restrictions will not affect the activities of the airports located in Nur-Sultan and Almaty and any flight operations on their schedule.

“At the same time, unauthorized flight in the restricted flight area including the launch of an unmanned aerial vehicle entails an administrative penalty on the person operating the device in the amount of 10 MCI, on officials – 20 MCI (Article 563 of the Administrative Code). The procedure for operating UAVs is published on the MIID website,” the CAC specified.

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