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Thread #165425 Message #3967744
Posted By: Backwoodsman
21-Dec-18 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Drones
Subject: RE: BS: Drones
Mrs Backwoodsperson bought me a DJI drone a couple of Christmases ago, which has a high-definition camera. I haven't flown it a huge amount - time is a factor and I'm generally busy with a lot of other things - but I was astonished to find, when I got the aircraft, that there is no official register of owners, no requirement to undertake training in the operation and use of drones, nothing. There are rules about flight height, flying in restricted areas such as airports yadda yadda, but very little in the way of enforcement.
As an owner, I'm absolutely in favour of official registration, training, and licensing of drone-operators. It just seems to make sense.