Beijing police bans small aircraft over congress
Beijing police have vowed to strengthen supervision of small aircraft including drones, fire balloons and model airplanes for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China that opens Wednesday.
A notice released by the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau said that from midnight Tuesday to noon after the closing day, no departments, organizations or individuals can fly “low-level, slow and small” aircraft or balloons over the city, Beijing-based China Youth Daily reported on Friday.
All security and emergency flying activities related to the 19th Party congress must be approved by military and air traffic management departments.
“Low-level, slow and small” refers to aircraft flying lower than 1,000 meters at a speed less than 200 kilometers per hour in a radar cross-section smaller than 2 square meters, according to the report.
Twelve kinds of forbidden aircraft are listed including gliders, fire balloons, drones and model planes.
Beijing police called on residents to obey the regulation and vowed to punish those who violate related rules and laws, the report said.
Meanwhile police reiterated that sky lanterns have been forbidden since 2014.