Open consultation: Drone legislation: use, restrictions and enforcement

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Open consultation: Drone legislation: use, restrictions and enforcement

Consultation proposing policies for drone use and enforcement. The proposed policies include:

  • the miniumum age requirement for operators for small unmanned aircraft
  • whether the 1km flight restriction around protected aerodromes is sufficient
  • a proposal to mandate and regulate a Flight Information and Notification System (FINS) or just regulate the FINS
  • the powers required by enforcement bodies in order to properly police drone use and penalise incorrect use, including the possible use of fixed penalty notices
  • counter drone technology system proposals

The proposals build on the legislation made by the Benefits of drones to the UK economy and The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018.

An impact assessment of the Drones and Other Unmanned Aircraft Bill is available.