Current RegulationsRules established by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) prohibit flying unmanned aircraft beyond the pilot’s Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) or near buildings and crowds of people. Drones weighing over 7kg are also forbidden from flying above 400ft. This incident is bound to raise questions regarding the regulation of drones both in the UK and on a global scale. Although a spokesman from the CAA stated that it is "totally unacceptable" to fly drones close to airports, it seems that further education into the responsible use of UAVs would benefit hobbyists and budding aerial photographers. Taking to Twitter, the CAA have begun to post a series of 'top tips' for safely flying drones. See below for their advice so far:
Top safe drone flying tips number 1 pic.twitter.com/OIqvDGQQLI— UK CAA (@UK_CAA) 18 April 2016
Top safe drone flying tips number 2 pic.twitter.com/wYFmEjMolY — UK CAA (@UK_CAA) 18 April 2016
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