Legislation for manned aviation has developed over 100 years of its use. Drones have slot into this regulatory environment and prove they are ‘as safe as’ and pose no danger their manned cousins. This has led to many countries and international organisation developing their own strategy for integrating and regulating drones – and updating them regularly.
The wide spread availability of drones has opened up aviation to a multitude of new users. These new users are often unaware of the aviation legislation in place and that other legislation may be applicable, such as the Data Protection Act. The Civic Drone Centre is developing ways of communicating the changing laws and regulations which apply to drones to these new users.