The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports

Mar 12, 2019

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The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports

Mar 12, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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In December 2018, drone sightings shut down Gatwick Airport in London and left more than 100,000 passengers stranded. Three months after this major incident, the UK government has decided to expand drone no-fly zones around all major airports. From now on, instead of 0.6 miles (1km), it will be illegal to fly a drone within 3 miles (5km) around airports.

Only three weeks after the drone sightings at Gatwick Airport, a similar incident happened at Heathrow. Since then, b airports have purchased the anti-drone equipment, according to Engadget. Furthermore, DJI also got involved in protecting airport areas from rogue drones. The company has introduced a new three-dimensional geofencing system covering airports in a total of 32 European countries.

The expanded no-fly zone is one of the attempts of the UK government to prevent future incidents. Starting tomorrow, it will be illegal to fly a drone within 3 miles around airports – and breaking this rule may send you to jail for up to five years.

[via Engadget]

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5 responses to “The UK is expanding drone no-fly zones to three miles around major airports”

  1. kurutoga Avatar
    kurutoga

    Is the picture of a DJI drone taken by a DJI drone? If not, are you going to complain it is a fake photo?

  2. Peter Brandt Avatar
    Peter Brandt

    …if they catch you ! Best to shoot down drone breaking the law. Maybe shoot nets to capture the drone and find the owner. If drones have to have serial #’s ‘registered’..you got him! Lock him up & throw away the key.

    1. ET Avatar
      ET

      Like all Leftists, every time you open your mouth, you prove that you are channeling your inner Stalin.

      1. Peter Brandt Avatar
        Peter Brandt

        no, I just find that those flying the drones where they shouldn’t, like around airports, they should be dealt with seriously. Risking the safety of aircraft is not to be messed with.

        1. Peter Brandt Avatar
          Peter Brandt

          It has nothing to do with be leftist or right wing. SAFETY !