Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:17 pm #1663599
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new- ... -of-drones
police to be given additional powers to land, seize and search drones government to work on expanded use of technology to detect and repel drones in sites like airports and prisons exclusion zone extended around airports where drones are banned from flying from November 2019 drone operators will be required by law to register
We will therefore introduce additional 5km long by 1km width exclusion zones from runway ends, alongside an increase to the airport restriction out to the current Aerodrome Traffic Zone around airports (approximately a 5km radius circle)
giving the police the option to issue fixed penalty notices for minor drone offences, to ensure effective enforcement and an immediate deterrent to those who may misuse drones or attempt to break the law.
From 30th November 2019, before flying a drone of 250g-20kg in mass, the remote pilot will be required to obtain a valid acknowledgement of competency from the CAA. To obtain the acknowledgement of competency, remote pilots will have to pass an online test;
• As of 30th November 2019, before flying a drone of between 250g-20kg in mass, the remote pilot must ensure the small drone operator's registration number is affixed onto the drone and that the operator has a valid certificate of registration.