KELOWNA, BC: A potentially hazardous drone flight last month near Kelowna’s YLW International Airport has prompted a warning from both police and airport officials.
“Flying a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System in the vicinity of an airport not only poses a significant safety risk to the passengers and crew members on board all incoming and outgoing flights, but also to the members of the general public below,” states Neil Drachenberg, Manager of Airport Safety and Security at YLW.
“The Kelowna RCMP encourage you to call the police immediately if you notice suspicious activity or witness the dangerous operation of a remotely piloted aircraft towards persons, properties, other aircrafts, or within 5.5 kms of any airport,” states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the Kelowna Regional RCMP.
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