Drones banned around Victory Monument from November 13 to 21
Drones are banned in the 19-kilometre radius around Victory Monument in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district from November 13 to 21, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced on Tuesday.
The measure aims to enhance security during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit and related meetings, which will commence on November 14 at Bangkok’s Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and last until November 19.
CAAT’s announcement said the area called VT R1 Bangkok City, or 10 nautical miles (approximately 19km) radius of Victory Monument, from the ground up to a height of 3,000 feet will be a no-fly zone for unmanned, remote-controlled aircraft during the period.
Violators face up to a 40,000-baht fine or 1-year imprisonment, or both, under Section 78 (1) of the Air Navigation Act. Also, military officers will have the power to destroy any violating aircraft from the ground, in accordance with Section 10 (3) of the Act on Treatment against Aircraft Committing Wrongful Acts.