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Old Dec 07, 2014, 03:14 PM
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Drone in near collision with airliner at Heathrow airport

Another moron who is trying his best to get drones in amateur hands banned !


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12...throw_airport/
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 01:25 AM
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Another moron who is trying his best to get drones in amateur hands banned !


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12...throw_airport/
It didn't say what type of drone but I bet its a DJI Phantom.
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Old Dec 08, 2014, 03:55 AM
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Also here ... as was I when I was interviewed by Sky on the matter

http://news.sky.com/story/1387566/dr...se-to-heathrow

I think there is a slow awakening to the need for better education for those people buying drones off the shelf with no prior knowledge of how to operate them safely ... I just hope it's not too little too late.

Here's a blog post I wrote the other day on this very problem:

http://www.horizonimaging.co.uk/blog...e-them-safely/

Personally, I think every new drone pilot should be made to read and sign a copy of these guidelines from the CAA and BMFA before they're allowed to buy a drone:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/1995/CAP%2...afetyrules.pdf
http://www.bmfa.org/Multi-Rotors/tab...5/Default.aspx

My 2p!

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Old Dec 08, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for the links and a good write up on your blog David.
Unless the situation improves then I think the most likely outcome would be a blanket ban, possibly on the sales but almost certainly on the use of drones for amateur use.

It's not easy to police so the easiest way for the authorities would be a complete ban. That way if you are caught in possession or flying then you will appear in court.

It's a pity but once these things got into the hands of anyone wandering into a shop and buying one it was pretty inevitable what was going to happen.
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