Drone con­trol

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sir – When I be­came in­ter­ested in ra­dio-con­trolled model air­craft in the Six­ties, I was re­quired to have a Home Of­fice li­cence, which re­stricted me to fly­ing within a 10-mile ra­dius of a lo­ca­tion of my choice.

Per­haps a sim­i­lar scheme should be in­tro­duced for drones (Let­ters, De­cem­ber 4). An­drew Blake

Marl­bor­ough, Wilt­shire

sir – A test and sub­se­quently a li­cence are re­quired for driving a ve­hi­cle or fly­ing an air­craft. Each ve­hi­cle and air­craft has a unique iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber.

Why has it taken gov­ern­ments so long to bring in the same con­trols for drones? These things are not toys: in the wrong hands, they could be lethal weapons. Nick Moulton-thomas

Mus­cat, Oman

sir – The Gov­ern­ment is plan­ning a reg­is­tra­tion scheme for drones.

I sug­gest we do what the French and Dutch mil­i­tary do and train ea­gles (or sim­i­lar birds) to take out trans­gres­sors near air­ports and other places where they are pro­hib­ited. David Ger­main

Coombe Bis­sett, Wilt­shire

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