Drones: A message from Ayrshire Police Division
Posted on 1 Jun 2020
DRONES: A message from Ayrshire Police Division
Ayrshire Police Division are looking to highlight the issue of drones flying near airports after three incidents in four days were reported at Prestwick Airport.
The first incident was reported around 12.10pm on Thursday, 28 May, followed by another around 4.30pm on Saturday, 30 May and around 3.10pm on Sunday, 31 May.
Inspector Derek McWhinnie, of Border Policing West, said: "We support the safe and legal use of small unmanned aircraft. However drone pilots are reminded they must operate within the law and guidelines set out by the Civil Aviation Authority and National Air Traffic Services.
"It is the responsibility of the pilot to make themselves aware of the appropriate legislation and be aware of the importance of responsible flying, particularly around airports, restricted airspace and congested areas.
"If anyone has any questions about how and where to fly a drone safely, please check with the Civil Aviation Authority or Drone Safe website."