United Kingdom government to regulate drones and assess drone users

UK drone registration + safety tests

Drones must be registered, says UK government

The government department also said that the introduction of drone safety awareness test will mean owners have to "prove that they understand United Kingdom safety, security and privacy regulations".

"We certainly welcome the government's announcement that drone owners must register their devices in a bid to ensure public safety".

See also: Does the United Kingdom need a drone bill?

The government taking something in hand is never a good thing, but if a drone has ever whacked you in the face or caused a flight you were taking to be delayed, you might take some comfort from the news that years after they became popular there is some official guidance for the things.

Announced on 22 July, drones weighing in at 250 grams and above will have to be registered. Given that one needs to learn the rules of the road before driving, we suppose it makes sense that drone owners should also be aware of how to fly their drones safely.

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Findings by the Department for Transport (DfT), British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) published today in a summary report, reveal drones weighing 400 grams could damage the windscreens of helicopters in particular.

It is believed that the plans will also include further geo-fencing, a security system in which no-fly zones are programmed into drones. The technology, which works on Global Positioning System coordinates, is built into the drone and stops it from entering zones such as prison or airport space.

Aviation minister Lord Callanan said: "By registering drones, [and] introducing safety awareness tests to educate users we can reduce the inadvertent breaching of airspace restrictions to protect the public. our measures prioritise protecting the public while maximising the full potential of drones". "Increasingly, drones are proving vital for inspecting transport infrastructure for fix or aiding police and fire services in search and rescue operations, even helping to save lives", said Aviation Minister Lord Callanan. ' They would also go hand-in-hand with extended geofencing, which requires manufacturers to hard-code selected locations into the firmware of their drones which the drone will then refuse to fly over - including, but not limited to, prisons and airports.

In addition, you need to register with the CAA if you're planning to use your drone for "commercial purposes" - this may sound like it doesn't apply to you, but it extends to things like monetising your YouTube channel or personal blog, however meagrely.

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