New drone law

Practical Photography (UK) - - The Knowledge -

The govern­ment has just set out its re­vised drone laws. Un­der the new ini­tia­tive, it is now il­le­gal to fly your drone above 400ft (120m) or within 1km of an air­port or air­field bound­ary. You must also en­sure you are 150m away from peo­ple, prop­erty and built-up ar­eas, as well as be­ing re­quired to make sure your drone re­mains within line of sight at all times.

While there are fu­ture plans for en­forced drone reg­is­tra­tion afoot, they aren’t due to come into force un­til Novem­ber 2019. The Civil Avi­a­tion

Au­thor­ity, who is in charge of the country’s airspace, has also set up a new drone web­site with the rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion. drone­safe.uk

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