Illegal Drone Flights
YouTube footage has emerged showing an “incredibly irresponsible” drone flight over a city. Police have previously released an image of the drone pilot in an attempt to trace him, as they believe the flight may have been illegal.
The footage was filmed from the drone as it flew over Lincoln, which is close to two RAF bases. Flying within 150 metres of a congested areas is illegal unless permission is given by the Civil Aviation Authority and this is the first time that the Police force have issued such a request with regard to a UAV operator.
Illegal operators, and those hobbyists who breach the Drone Code, can jeopardise public safety and also the safety of other aircraft. This is why we, at Drone Safe Register, are so passionate about promoting our network of safe and legal pilots.