The UK Air-space is generally controlled and regulated by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) whose main job is to safe-guard civil and commercial aircraft by enforcing the Air Navigation Order (ANO).
Along with civil and commercial aircraft the CAA is also currently responsible for regulating the use of small unmanned un-manned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) which remote control air-craft fall under the guise of.
Two new flight safety features are to be introduced in the next Phantom 2 / Vision firmware update and its good to see that DJI appreciate that their own business could be at risk if too many silly people fly in the wrong places. Continue reading
Robbie Knowles has been successfully prosecuted by the CAA and handed a hefty fine after his craft lost contract and headed into protected air-space. Continue reading
When choosing a location to fly from (albeit FPV or even just line-of-sight) you need to carefully consider the air-space around you, most importantly you need to check that you are not within an air traffic zone that is being used by a local airport or aerodrome, a restricted area or even military airspace. Continue reading