Drone Interrupts FA Cup Fixture

The FA Cup, was briefly interrupted over the weekend when a drone pilot flew too close to the action.UK pilots are not allowed to fly at night or above people. (Without a specific licence / permission)  

News story from : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-powers-for-police-to-address-illegal-and-unsafe-use-of-drones

New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones

 

 

this post originally appeared : href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport">Department for Transport, Civil Aviation AuthorityInnovate UK, and Baroness Sugg CBE Part of:Aviation and airportsPublished:26 November 2017

New safety laws to help put the UK at the forefront of drone technology development.

Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation.

The measures are intended to allow drone users to continue flying safely and legally, helping to place the UK at the forefront of the fast-growing drone industry. This will also pave the way for the devices to be harnessed for a range of uses by businesses and public services.

Baroness Sugg with PhD students
Aviation Minister, Baroness Sugg meets PhD students working on drone technology at the Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial College, London.