Australia proposes potentially high fees to fly recreational and commercial model aircraft, requiring a large fee to be paid for each aircraft in use.
Britain moves to license and register all model aircraft operators, under penalties for non-compliance with new rules.
There were 14,400 aircraft collisions with birds at just 700 of the 15,000 airports in the U.S. in 2017. 285 people have died since 1988 due to bird strikes. 0 people died due to drones.
Proposed UK law to require drones to be trackable, possibly required to file flight plans before flight
As we predicted, UK law makers are considering requiring drones to be trackable and to possibly require users to pre-file flight plans before each flight. None of which will stop intentional attackers.
New regulations on model aircraft to take effect in Canada in 2019. An expert says the U.S. is “moving forward with rules for remote identification of drones.”
Someone flying industrial drones over Gatwick Airport has caused the airport to be shut down. ‘She said the amount of time the drone had been above the airport supported the idea that it was being flown there deliberately. “This very much points to this being planned and not just some rogue hobbyist,” she said.’
The impact of this will be draconian new regulations (many of which are already in the works) that will make the flying of model aircraft (especially away from a certified model airfield) expensive, effectively cutting out most recreational flights.
In September, Mexico issued rules banning operation of drones by non-Mexicans, nationwide #drones #quadcopters #UAS
In September, 2018, Mexico issued new regulations that prohibit the operation of all “drones” (literally all model aircraft) by anyone who is not a Mexican national. This means that visitors from other countries are now prohibited from flying quadcopters or other model aircraft anywhere in Mexico.
While this is Canada, I’m not sure how the “30 meters from people” restriction would work. It would effective shut down operations at many certified model aircraft airfields as visitors are permitted within about 10 meters of our runway. Notable – requires that everyone pass a written exam, carry liability insurance and operate at least 30 m away from people. And that’s for drones less than 1 kg in mass (2.2...