British man charged with flying drones over landmarks

This is an interesting case in the United Kingdom.  The british man violated the law by flying drones without maintaining contact with it and without getting permission from the Civil Aviation Authority.

We at The Drone Info support the use of drones/uavs for hobbyist and commercial uses but completely understand and respect the security concerns these devices raise.  The british law is a good attempt at a reasonable balance between these two interests.

This article was published on Yahoo News.

“London (AFP) – A British man will appear in court accused of flying drones over packed football stadiums and London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, police said Wednesday. 

Nigel Wilson of Nottinghamcentral England, has been summoned over 17 breaches of the Air Navigation Order last year, Scotland Yard police headquarters said in a statement.

The 42-year-old allegedly failed to maintain contact with a small unmanned aircraft in London near the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, as well as HMS Belfast, a museum ship moored on the River Thames, and The Shard, an 87-storey skyscraper.”

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