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[Poll] What do you think of the proposed new UK rules? [Vote]
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Drone-Mike
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The UK government has announced they're planning on updating the UK regulations for drone use in the UK.
Details can be seen in the below:

https://www.heliguy.com/blog/201 ... ulations-announced/

Interested to see what UK and non-UK residents think about the suggestions.
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2017-11-27
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droneflyer101
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I'm happy as long as it doesn't cost, the us trailed a cost version and ended up refunding people
2017-11-28
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Drone-Mike
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droneflyer101 Posted at 2017-11-28 06:04
I'm happy as long as it doesn't cost, the us trailed a cost version and ended up refunding people

Completely agree! It needs to be free or there will be a lot of unhappy pilots around!
2017-11-28
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mooreheadproduc
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Not happy at all! Why should we have to sit a test to fly a small drone! Ridiculous.
2017-11-28
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Drone-Mike
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mooreheadproduc Posted at 2017-11-28 06:42
Not happy at all! Why should we have to sit a test to fly a small drone! Ridiculous.

It seems like it'll only be stuff we should know anyway!
2017-11-28
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Drone-Mike
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Does anyone at DJI know if they're involved with the testing like in the US?
2017-11-28
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Dockater
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Much the same as came out in Germany a couple of months ago. The knowledge test is a farce, took 15 minutes online and cost 25 Euros. Beter these rules as none or a complete ban.
2017-11-29
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Delta Mike
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mooreheadproduc Posted at 2017-11-28 06:42
Not happy at all! Why should we have to sit a test to fly a small drone! Ridiculous.

Because there are soooo many idiots and irresponsible owners and I like to think that the new rules might curtail their activities.
2018-3-18
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JAgraphics
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people complained in the same was about driving tests and car insurance.  The fact is a small cheap drone can do a lot of dangerous and criminal things.  Sadly there are  many idiots in the UK with drones. From what I have seen recently of the proposed rules it is fairly basic and common sense.   I expect there will be a cost to it but it seems fair enough.
2018-11-7
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darkfull1
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The rest of the population always have to suffer because of some idiot.
2018-12-29
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Schmooit
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Delta Mike Posted at 2018-3-18 08:10
Because there are soooo many idiots and irresponsible owners and I like to think that the new rules might curtail their activities.

I agree in principle but in reality we know this will not work! I hold a PPLH and have been on approach when a pr** with a RC airplane tried to race me! So this nonsense about drone is not just for drone its all RC aircraft (drones can at least be controlled by software) my old Esky RC heli wasnt could fly anywhere)

The new rules are an idea that I dont think will stop the idiots by they will make the work of ATC a lot hard if I wish to fly inside the zone as I will need to call them!

My other issue is that if most drones are geo fenced and height and distance limited (maybe not the older models)  the 400FT is the max height it can fly too, Im in the South and Id like to know at what point outside of 2.6KM an aircraft is allowed below 1000ft  unless on final and even then I doubt very many drop below 400ft outside of 1 mile final or climb out! And if they do then I think they will be the ones not following the rules! Increasing the distances will not stop idiots or who don't care or are unaware or people who are deliberately breaking them!

Let face it how many people have a driving licence but ignore most of the rules in the highway code! Hmmm Speeding springs to mind and mobile phone use this is one that government legislation bought in in to tackle new technology and it just gets ignored!

Why dont they make an incentive for whistle blowers like a large reward for shopping someone who acts inconsiderately, lets face it most of these idiots will be showing of to a mate and if there is video footage posted online then maybe the government could review this footage then prosecute the poster this way the medium to display reckless footage would less of an attraction even if the poster was not the pilot in command.

How may people have actually been caught and how are the general public going to measure how far the drone is from the nearest airport, most of the reports will be from the public who hate drones so will not be calling regarding aircraft safety but more out of annoyance and spite! Then the police have to attend but the report will be vague as to where it might be so then there will be wasted police time as they will need to locate it and then try and track down the pilot (all the time there will be real crime going on that will take a back seat).

Also this will now be used as a good diversion for the police to keep them occupied while something more sinister take place.

I understand the need to stop the like of the Gatwick situation but this seems to be more along the lines of publicity to the public so show they are doing something about it but meanwhile sod all the legitimate safe pilots who are being treated like criminals for wanting to use technology as part of a hobby!

The Gatwick situation is still not clear cut Ive not seen any publicly available evidence of the reported sightings surely these people would have been logged and their reported sightings recorded. Di none of them take a mobile phone video or image of the drone in question? There always seems to be this type of record for evening meals or random selfies but nothing to help identify the drone type etc... in this case! Didnt Gatwick just pay out a large some for an Israeli Drone detection st up! (gorilla sales tactic maybe! Only joking!)

Right Rant Over and now calm!
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