Lots of drones are flying illegally around airports

Drones Airports

No place is more dangerous for a drone to fly than near airports. Not only are the skies crowded, but aircraft may take off or land at low altitudes within the 400-foot ceiling drones are supposed to fly under.

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Where can I fly my drone legally in Australia?

Drone laws are confusing, especially if you are a first-time flyer or are visiting a country. These are made even more confusing by the lack of information provided if you aren’t sure where to look. Australia doesn’t require any paperwork for a recreational pilot to start flying, but there are a few rules you need to follow.

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Why we can’t have nice things: Camera drone flies crazy close to Blue Angels jet show

The video, set to the Top Gun theme song Danger Zone, provides a stunning view of the Navy’s Blue Angels flying in formation. How did the drone pilot get such great footage? Probably not legally.

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Barbados drone community fights import ban

In March 2016, Barbados virtually froze the drone industry in the country. That year, it passed a temporary ban in the importation of drones and suspended the issuance of licensees for drone operators. The Barbados drone ban has been continually extended over the years and was just renewed again for another six months.

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British police cracking down on illegal drone flights

The coronavirus seems to be leading to a rise of illegal drone flights in the UK. Or at least, it’s leading to a rise of people noticing it now that they are sheltering at home more.

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French judge refuses to ban Paris social distancing drones

Drones have become a fixture in the COVID-19 pandemic response. From Asia to Europe to the US, authorities have been employing drones to monitor social distancing and sometimes even cite violators. That was too much for French civil rights advocates, who sued to block social distancing drones in Paris.

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