Dear Civil Aviation Authority,
Please can I ask for the regulations and law relating to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0.
It's a posh toy for grown-ups. It is a four blade drone, about 1 foot across, which can be bought by anybody and flown with a smartphone (android or Iphone / Ipad.)
It will fly up to 100m high, and is equipped with a hi definition camera. The operator can view the images live on their smartphone, also they can record video and still images to their phone or to a USB stick.
This article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8517726.stm suggests that there may be issues in flying the drone without a license.
I should like please to see any papers / communications relating to civilian use of such drones, also copies of relevant rules and regulations.
Dear Mr Paulley
The CAA acknowledges receipt of your Information request.
If your requirements are unclear, or the information is held by another public body, we will contact you in the next five working days. Otherwise the information we are able to release, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, will be assembled and made available to you within 20 working days from today’s date. If an exemption applies to any of the information requested an explanation will be provided.
Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this request, I can be contacted on:
01293 768512. Please quote reference F0001372.
FOIA & EIR Case Manager
Dear Mr Paulley
Please find attached:
CAA response to your Freedom of Information Act request F0001372
FoI & EIR Case Manager
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Email: [email address]
Dear Chatfield Rick,
Thank you very much. Please could you pass on my thanks to those people who provided such comprehensive and useful information.
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