ENTEBBE- The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) management has announced that effective April 7, it will conduct an areal photography and mapping survey.
According to a statement dated April 7,2020, the three months exercise aimed at acquiring electronic terrain and obstacle data will cover an area of 65 kilometers in the vicinity of Entebbe International Airport.
“The activity will cover 14 districts including islands and water areas. Four blocks of Uganda’s airspace will be specifically covered in Masala, Gomba, Butambala, Mpigi, Wakiso,Kiboga, Nakaseke, Kampala, Mukono, Buikwe, Kayunga, Buvuma, and Kalangala districts,” reads an excerpt.
UCAA notes that the ongoing suspension of commercial passenger operations which has subsequently led to reduction in the number of lights at Entebbe International Airport, provides an opportunity to carry out the aerial survey with minimal disruption.
“Three people aboard the survey aircraft will collect terrain and obstacle data to three to five hours daily, according to the aerial survey plan that will be dependent on prevailing weather conditions,” reads the statement in part.
“The purpose of this communication is to inform the communities concerned and the general public not to be alarmed when they see a Cessna C2088 aircraft hovering over the space,” the statement further reads.