Drone users in Birmingham were warned after last weekend’s sunny weather saw illegal flights near the city’s airport.
Half-a-dozen drone owners breached the Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) at Birmingham Airport on Saturday, February 27.
Flying in the zone can put aircraft and lives at risk, police said.
The Birmingham Airport police team, posting on Twitter, said: “The sun’s been out… and so have your drones!
“We’ve been busy responding to reports of drones flying within the flight restricted zone. Call us on 101 and we will do the rest.”
And the airport team were back out on Sunday with more drone pilots flying ‘too close’ to the airport’s airspace with one DJI drone user rebuked.
The police team said: “We want you to enjoy your drones legally in a safe manner, unfortunately this “Drone Ranger” was found to be in breach of CAA regs.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We received reports of drones being illegally flown in the vicinity of Birmingham Airport on Saturday (February 27).
“There were believed to be six individual drones across the day although no pilots were identified and no disruption was caused.
“The airspace around airports and airfields is protected by an area called the Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) and Runway Protection Zone (RPZ).
“To fly a drone in this area requires permission from Air Traffic Control (ATC).
“Flying drones close to the restricted area, not only puts aircraft at risk but also the lives of the public.
“When we do locate pilots we look to engage, explain and educate around the law and safe use of drones.
“However, should we see repeated breaches of the legislation we will look at pursuing further action.”
The police said no disruption was caused to flights.