gordon_dunn Posted August 30, 2012 Share Posted August 30, 2012 Often wondered how PPGs would fair out with the increased operaton of flying drones in the UK. What if you stumble across one when flying- is there a risk you could collide? etc... Today the BBC published an article which has a good summary of the legal requirements for drones in the UK- Summary as follows- It is legal to fly your own drone in the UK without any special permission if it weighs less than 20kg and it is flying more than 150m from a congested area But permission from the CAA is required if it is used for a commercial activity like aerial photography Permission has been given for inspecting power lines, police use and crop surveillance Direct visual contact with the drone is currently required at all times Drones larger than 20kg would have to be approved for use by the CAA for use in UK airspace in the same way as commercial aircraft The CAA has made clear that it will not ok their use until it is convinced the drone can automatically 'sense and avoid' other aircraft It would be interesting to hear how the 'sense and avoid' feature would work on these machines- can they detect any aircraft? PPG? Full article at- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19397816 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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