UK bans central London drone flights until queen’s burial Monday

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Drone pilots in central London hoping to capture aerial footage of this week’s historic royal funeral events are having to change their plans after officials banned all UAV flights above the heart of the capital until the queen’s burial Monday.

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London helicopter ambulance reports near collision with drone

A UK helicopter ambulance came within a few yards of colliding with a drone as it sought to land at a central London hospital, according to an official incident ruling. The finding ranked the near miss as an A category encounter, or one in which “a definite risk of collision had existed.”

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Swimming or flying? Watch drone video of London’s terrifying sky pool

Swimming ten storeys high in a transparent pool open only to residents of an apartment complex where rents start at £1,800 a month is a new way to get soaked, alright. Watch this drone video of London’s startling sky pool.

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EXCLUSIVE: A look behind London’s huge New Year’s drone light show

On New Year’s Eve, London introduced drones to its fireworks display for the first time. We watched it and loved it so much that we shared it with all of you. We have put together a short exclusive piece on the show’s inner workings with the help of the company behind the drones, SKYMAGIC.

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London warns it is not ready for drone deliveries or other new technologies

Europe’s largest city, London is not ready for drone deliveries, autonomous vehicles or car sharing apps, like Uber, the transport committee of the London Assembly said in a report on Tuesday.

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‘DJI Mavic type’ drone spotted by London City airliner pilot

According to a UK Airprox Board report, a “DJI Mavic type” drone was spotted by a London City airliner right after taking off. The drone was spotted at approximately 3,000 feet elevation above Stratford, as the De Havilland Dash-8 turboprop airliner had just taken off from London City Airport.

The UK Airprox Board report is unusual as typically the type of drone is not specified. This time the “DJI Mavic type” drone was seen by the third pilot in the observer’s position. According to the same report, it was ‘endangering other aircraft’.

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