A short extract of an interesting article stressing the need to use licenced suppliers of drone photography and drone filming
In this example it refers to Estate Agents using drone footage from unlicenced suppliers, but it is a fact that many news agencies are doing the same, as well as other sectorsSee full article
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says it is aware of cases where estate agents have “potentially” broken the law by operating drones without a licence.
The remotely-operated aircraft are increasingly being used to provide beautiful aerial images of high-end properties.
But the CAA has threatened says it will prosecute companies that use drones without a licence for commercial purposes, potentially landing them with a fine of up to £5,000.
Drones are attractive to estate agents because hiring a helicopter to get aerial shots costs in the region of £4,000. Drones capable of doing the job can be bought outright for as little as £280.
Regulations set out in the UK’s Air Navigation Order state that, for safety reasons, a licence is needed to operate a drone to make money.
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