Open consultation

Drone legislation: use, restrictions and enforcement

Summary

Policy proposals for safer use of drones plus powers to police for enforcement.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Consultation proposing policies for drone use and enforcement. The proposed policies include:

  • the minimum age requirement for operators for small unmanned aircraft
  • whether the 1km flight restriction around protected aerodromes is sufficient
  • a proposal to mandate and regulate a Flight Information and Notification System (FINS) or just regulate the FINS
  • the powers required by enforcement bodies in order to properly police drone use and penalise incorrect use, including the possible use of fixed penalty notices
  • counter drone technology system proposals

The proposals build on the legislation made by the Benefits of drones to the UK economy and The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018.

An impact assessment of the Drones and Other Unmanned Aircraft Bill is available.

Documents

Taking flight the future of drones in the UK

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Drones and Other Unmanned Aircraft Bill impact assessment

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Email to:

dronesconsultation@dft.gov.uk

Write to:

Drones Policy Team
Technology and International Aviation (TIA) Division
Aviation Directorate
Department for Transport
33 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 4DR

Published 26 July 2018