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The UK Government Requires Drone Users to be Registered and Take Safety Tests

Enough with the word ‘tests’! We’ve been through thousands of them since we were little and are already fed up with it! Well, lucky for some people, they do not have to register their drone and neither do they have to take tests only if their drone is less than 250 grams. In the UK, the government has regulated their drone rules and requires all drones weighing 250 grams or more to be registered. This is to increase awareness of drone safety as well as to protect the public.

Owners of drones weighing 250 grams and over will in future have to register details of their drones to improve accountability and encourage owners to act responsibly.

Our measures prioritise protecting the public while maximising the full potential of drones. Increasingly, drones are proving vital for inspecting transport infrastructure for repair or aiding police and fire services in search and rescue operations, even helping to save lives.

Drone-1024x576 The UK Government Requires Drone Users to be Registered and Take Safety Tests

Findings by the Department for Transport (DfT), British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) published today in a summary report, reveal drones weighing 400 grams could damage the windscreens of helicopters in particular. However, airliner windscreens were found to be much more resistant. It would take a heavier drone of around 2 kilograms to critically damage an airliner windscreen, and only if the airliner is flying at a high speed; not during take-off and landing.

While some countries are not that strict regarding drones, the UK government take this matter seriously, as they envision drones to matter to the future of their country. Drones can also be very deadly and cause a lot of damages when used inappropriately. Well, what do you think about this regulated rule about taking tests? Is it a must, or something troublesome?

read more at gov.uk

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