The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will be launching as of Sunday a nationwide outreach campaign about light air sports. This campaign will be held in cooperation with the Air Support Department at the Directorate General of Security Support, the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA pointed out that the Authority endeavors to promote light air sports in cooperation with strategic partners. “This is achieved within the framework of national legislations and laws, which ensure aviation safety and the safety of air sports lovers,” he said.
Additionally, he noted that “light air sports legislations entered into force as of October last year. They include light sports aircrafts; remote controlled aircrafts and aviation clubs. They cover all related activities, which include organizing the movement of light aircrafts that weigh less than 650 kilograms and remote controlled aircrafts of all weights.”
On the same note, Al Suwaidi praised the Ministry of Interior’s initiatives on the various security and police fields. “The initiatives aim at protecting all the segments of the UAE community, strengthening security and stability and participating in various community and popular events to raise awareness of the public,” noted the Director General of GCAA.
For his part, Colonel Saeed Hussein Al Khajah, Head of Air Support Department at the Directorate General of Security Support, emphasized that raising awareness about light air sports is a part of the Security Support initiatives. “These initiatives fall in line with the Ministry of Interior’s initiatives, aimed at keeping abreast of developments and providing diverse services in all fields”. Furthermore, he indicated that the Air Support Department plays a vital role in police support and endeavors to provide leading and sophisticated police services.
Colonel Al Khajah emphasized that the campaign aims to disseminate and promote awareness about safety laws and rules among the largest number of air sports’ enthusiasts, according to the legal and security controls and conditions.