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This is important drone flying rules and Drone Laws and Regulations: You Should know. Important information for all that are in or thinking of becoming part of the drone community.
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Essentially your responsibilities for flying your drone are:
- To know how to fly your drone safely, and do so within the law
- To understand that the operator is legally responsible for every flight
- To keep your drone in sight at all times – stay below 400ft
- Do not to fly your drone over a congested area, never fly within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building not under your control
- Ensure any images you obtain using the drone do not break privacy laws
- Avoiding collisions – you should never fly a drone near an airport or close to aircraft. It is a criminal offence to endanger the safety of an aircraft in flight
Finally, we all know how useful drones are on operations and some units may consider that these commercially available drones can be put to use to meet service non-core aviation requirements – photography, multimedia applications, surveys etc. If you are considering this, then you need to know that in this instance any drone use for the MOD, will be regulated.
In summary, drone technology is extremely useful, great fun to use and is here to stay. But used wrongly it does pose a genuine hazard to manned aviation, so make sure you know the law, stay within the law and fly safe.
9 things you need to know about flying your drone
- Drones can and do present a very real hazard to manned aircraft – pilots (including military pilots) have reported over 50 near misses with drones last year alone
- Drones (including model aircraft) are subject to the law through the Air Navigation Order
- It is your responsibility to fly safely and within the law – if you don’t (and individuals have been) you could be prosecuted.
- Never fly a drone near an airport/airfield or close to aircraft. It is a criminal offence to endanger the safety of aircraft in flight
- Keep your drone in sight and below 400ft
- Do not fly over congested areas and never fly within 50m of a person, vehicle or building not under your control
- If you wish to use a drone for commercial purposes (get paid) then you need to have permission from the CAA
- Ensure any images obtained do not break privacy laws
- If your unit wishes to buy a commercially available drone for Defence activities (photographs, multimedia, and surveys at height) it becomes regulated by the MAA and you must follow their rules
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