Manchester Airport announce firework restrictions

Regulations revealed for fireworks usage
Fireworks display

Manchester Airport has reiterated the guidelines for using fireworks within the vicinity of the airport and its flight paths.

Under the guidelines, only small fireworks and strictly no rockets can be used within 1.1 miles of the airport or its flight paths, with all categories of fireworks only permitted between 5 and 10 miles away.

Wendy Sinfield, Community Relations Manager at Manchester Airport, said: "We're not trying to spoil anyone's fun and we known that fireworks and displays are increasingly popular, but they can be dangerous to planes. Pilots can be dazzled by unexpected displays and we want to make sure that our aircraft are safe."

The airport has also announced plans to halt services at the airport on November 1, 2008 for 15 minutes from 8.15pm to allow for neighbouring communities to hold the annual fireworks display.

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