Use of drones for personnel use is governed by the Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) Air Navigation Order
2016, specifically Article 241 (endangering the safety of any person or property), Article 94 (small unmanned aircraft ) and Article 95 (small unmanned surveillance aircraft).
"It is impossible to fly over this site in compliance with the Air Navigation Order
due to the specific safety requirements of the site.
"Normally I would fine you pounds 750, but given your early guilty plea I'll reduce it to pounds 500.'' Boyle admitted acting in a manner likely to endanger aircraft or crew by shining a laser pen and breaching the Air Navigation Order
and the Civil Aviation Act.
"A 20-year-old Romanian national was arrested for stowing away on an aircraft, contrary to Article 143 and 241(6) of and Part B of Schedule 13 to the Air Navigation Order
Police said: "A 20-yearold Romanian national was arrested for stowing away on an aircraft, contrary to the Air Navigation Order
A member recently raised the question whether using these at night to point out objects of interest in the sky at star parties is in contravention of the new Air Navigation Order
According to BCC News, Flyglobespan is being issued a summons by the CAA for allegedly breaching regulations which govern commercial flights - the Air Navigation Order
They could be charged with Air Navigation Order
offences - which carry a maximum of two years in jail - or public order offences.
"A microlight needs to be licensed, you need training, you need insurance and you must adhere to the law, the Air Navigation Order
. With a paramotor, it is just recommended that you have insurance and training."
Hence, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) sets the rules on drones in the UK, called an air navigation order
. According to the authority, an unmanned aircraft must never be flown beyond the normal sight of the person operating it, and if it is with camera it must be flown away from people, vehicles, buildings and airports.
The Air Navigation Order
2016 requires drones to be kept within the user's direct sight at all times.