The Government and Civil Aviation Authority announced introduced tougher laws for flying drones near airports. The new laws came in to effect from yesterday 13th March 2019.
As a brief outline the following applies;
Extended 'no-fly' zone banning drones and model aircraft from 5km of runways. Government to give police new anti-drone misuse stop and search powers. New partnership with retailer as part of a national campaign ahead of new law.
.and from DronesafeUK; On 13 March 2019 the drone flight restriction zone around airports and airfields changes. The government has introduced a new rule stating that the 1km restriction from the airfield boundary is replaced by a restriction using the airfield’s existing aerodrome traffic zone, which has a radius of either two or two and a half nautical miles and then five kilometres by one kilometre zones starting from the point known as the ‘threshold’ at the end of each of the airfield’s runways. Both zones extend upwards to a height of 2,000 feet above the airfield. It is illegal to fly any drone at any time within these restricted zones unless you have permission from air traffic control at the airport or, if air traffic control is not operational, from the airport itself.
The BBC got in touch with us today here at Abraxas to interview us on our thoughts, you can see the news clip here: