Feds get four drone complaints a week from pilots, airports across Canada

By Patrick Cain A Freefly Alta 6 drone is seen in this file image. GETTY IMAGES It’s safe to assume that it was the last thing that the Toronto Island airport control tower wanted to have to cope with first thing in the morning on Canada Day. The day before, June 30, …

Camera drone falls on crowd during Erdogan speech, several injured

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey July 16, 2017 © Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Reuters Eleven people were injured after a drone fell onto a crowd attending Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech marking the one-year anniversary of the failed coup attempt that challenged …

Drone Spotted Almost 1KM Up Near Halifax, NS, Canada

On Saturday, May 13, pilots reported a drone flying at more than 900 m, west of Halifax Stanfield airport. A drone can cause major damage to a plane. Don’t fly your drone higher than 90 m above the ground. New rules for recreational users: Canada.ca/drone-safety source

Drones prompt ‘flood’ of complaints to police

Many airports have logged near misses between aircraft and drones Police forces in the UK are being “flooded” with reports involving drones, an investigation has said. Last year, more than 3,456 incidents involving drones were recorded, compared with only 1,237 in 2015, PA news agency reported. The numbers suggest about …

DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones

DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones Remote Identifier Would Provide Accountability While Protecting Drone Operator Privacy March 27, 2017 – DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Monday proposed an electronic identification framework for UAS that would allow authorities in the United States to identify …

New regulation on drones planned in Germany

Andreas Fuchs Introduction The use of drones (or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) if not used only for private purposes), whether for private or commercial use, is a rapidly developing trend. The use of unmanned airspace causes potential risks to people and properties on the ground, especially in respect of public …

‘Drone Territory’: B.C. First Nation hopes drone tourism will take flight

Klahoose Nation on Cortes Island to use drones to map out territory, promote tourism Klahoose Nation on Cortes Island hopes to establish itself as a drone destination. (Klahoose Coastal Adventures/YouTube)

New rules for recreational drone use announced

Those who break any of the rules could be fined up to $3,000. Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced new regulations for recreational drone users on Thursday.  (ELLEN BRAIT / TORONTO STAR) | ORDER THIS PHOTO