Drone ban ordered over London for coronation ceremonies
Fans of UAV tourism and event videography will find their aerial ambitions confounded in London this weekend with flight restrictions related to the coronation of King Charles III grounding all drone and small plane flights below 2,500 feet in the British capital.
The ban on drone flights in central London runs from Friday morning to 8 p.m. local time Saturday night. Given the massive security deployment for the event – with over 1,000 uniformed and plainclothes police officers patrolling the procession route for potential trouble – frustrated UAV enthusiasts would be wise to leave their controllers at home and resist the temptation to steal a bird’s-eye view of proceedings.
The prohibition of drone operation was announced in a NOTAM issued Thursday by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and the nation’s NATS air traffic control administration. It stipulates the flight restriction across the area applies to all aircraft other than…