The Delegation of the Government of the Canary Islands, at the request of civil protection, has requested to create two restricted zone of airspace in La Palma to facilitate the work of the emergency operation and avoid the use of particular drones in these areas, confesses sources from ENAIRE.
One of these areas is over the sea and the other on earth. These are areas where commercial aircraft do not fly and, therefore, were not subject to restrictions. This measure, therefore, is not motivated by the ash cloud, but with the objective of "facilitating the expected operation in the emergency plan" and that the work of aircraft (manned and drones) of security forces and security bodies of the State, emergency services and scientific agencies (Oceanographic Institute, AEMET, CSIC ...) "is not altered by the presence of particular drones." The presence of private drones in these areas began to be a problem for the operation of Emergency when dealing with uncontrolled areas, on which trade planes are not overwhelmed and on which, therefore, there were no restriction in principle when flying a drone. The restriction to fly over these areas does not affect aircraft linked to emergency and scientific and security work, nor state aircraft, nor to those who work for the control and evolution of the volcano, measurements, assessment of damage, emergencies.Date Of Update: 23 September 2021, 08:26