Dates

Opening on

03/01/2021

Closing on

31/01/2021

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Share your opinion what you think about glider sport

Consultation Subject:

The Ministry of Interior is asking the general public to kindly give their opinion on the awareness-raising efforts related to the sport and hobby of flying gliders, the requirements, the safe practices related to this sport and the places where the sport is permissible so as to guarantee non-interference with aviation, and provide safety requirements in order to ensure the safety of life and property. 


The objective of consultation:

Based on this advice, the Ministry of Interior aims to sound out all opinions and suggestions on the enhancement of the safety and security of light air sports (glider planes) practitioners. The Ministry also aims to raise awareness on safety requirements and legal culture and limit the scale of illegal usage and wrong practices associated with practicing this sport.


Expected decisions as a result of consultation:

Launching programs to raise awareness on glider sports, the requirements, the places where the sport is permissible so as to guarantee non-interference with aviation, and provide safety requirements in order to ensure the safety of life and property. 




Outcome

Launching “The Responsibility is Yours" campaign aimed at raising awareness about the sport and hobby of flying glider planes, its requirements and the laws regulating it. The campaign also promotes the definition of safe practices related to this sport and the places where the sport is permissible so as to guarantee non-interference with aviation, and provide safety requirements in order to ensure the safety of life and property. It further introduces the requirements of safe practices in order to protect lives and property.


The campaign runs for two weeks and includes media materials through all media outlets and social media, including legal and general awareness in order to enhance the safety and security of light air sports (glider planes), raise awareness about safety requirements and legal culture, and limit the scale of illegal usage and wrong practices associated with practicing this sport.


Participants in the campaign include authorities and agencies in charge of the safety and correct application of light air sports, such as the Armed Forces, General Civil Aviation Authority, Federal Customs Authority, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, as well as a number of local departments in charge of aviation in the UAE and a number of partners.


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