ENP Newswire -
Release date- 29052014 - CAA: Guilty pleas for dangerous unmanned aircraft theme park flight.
A man who flew a small unmanned aircraft over
(1) Not maintaining direct, unaided visual contact with a small unmanned aircraft
Articles 166(3) and 241(6), Air Navigation Order 2009
(2) Flying a small unmanned surveillance aircraft over or within 150 metres of any congested area
Articles 167(1), 167(2)(a) and 241(6), Air Navigation Order 2009.
The CAA said the case sent a message to recreational users of small unmanned aircraft that the devices are subject to aviation safety rules.
More information on the regulation of small unmanned aircraft is available at www.caa.co.uk/uas
For further press information, contact the CAA Press Office on: 0207 453 6030 press.co.uk .
Notes to Editors:
Operating rules for small unmanned aircraft:
An unmanned aircraft must never be flown beyond the normal unaided 'line of sight' of the person operating it. This is generally measured as 500m horizontally or 400ft vertically.
An unmanned aircraft fitted with a camera must always be flown at least 50m distance away from a person, vehicle, building or structure.
An unmanned aircraft fitted with a camera must not be flown within 150m of a congested area or large group of people, such as a sporting event or concert.
The CAA is the
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