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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has called on all drone users to understand and follow safety rules.

This comes following a drone pilot pleading guilty to endangering the safety of an historic Second World War Hurricane aircraft when flying his drone.

In the UK drone users follow aviation safety rules set by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Drone users have an obligation

Jonathan Nicholson, Assistant Director at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “Flying a drone and endangering an aircraft in this way is totally unacceptable. Drone users have an obligation to understand and follow the rules. While flying a drone can be great fun, it also comes with significant responsibilities. People need to check airspace before they fly their drone and only fly where it is safe and legal to do so.

“Airspace restrictions, like the one in place for this case, apply to even the smallest drones, so it’s really important that people check before they fly. When you use a drone you’re sharing the airspace with many other types of aviation, so it’s vital that drone users consider the safety of everyone when flying.”

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