MONROE—The Civil Air Patrol is warning pilots to stay out of the sky during the Democratic National Convention.
For the last month, the North Carolina wing has visited more than 50 airports in North Carolina and South Carolina. The organization is telling pilots to avoid or not fly within the Federal Aviation Administrations' 35 mile no-fly zone around Charlotte during the convention.
The no-fly zone stretches from Iredell County to Lancaster County, South Carolina and Cleveland County to Stanley County. The airspace within this zone will be limited or halted all together.
Civil Air Patrol Maj. Paul Twiddy said only certain aircraft will be allowed within the restricted air space.
The FAA has the authority to modify the no-fly zone at any time. Twiddy said pilots should constantly monitor any changes.