No-fly zone to be in place over Royal Portrush for this year’s Open Championship


A no-fly zone is set to be implemented when Royal Portrush plays host to The Open this year.

The ruling will be enforced in the vicinity of the golf course over the four day event.

According to a report from the Belfast Telegraph, traditional fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, kites and balloons will also be affected.

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However, for safety and security reasons the police, the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance and coastguard aircraft will be exempt from the ban.

The tournament is held from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July, 21 with around 215,000 spectators expected to attend the championship.

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