In the United Kingdom, a dad believed that a drone flew too low over his backyard where his daughter was playing in a kiddie pool. After confronting the drone pilot, the father kicked the device causing damage to the unmanned aircraft.
Yesterday, a lengthy and very well researched article was posted by The Guardian about the mystery of the Gatwick drone. If you have been curious to learn all the details, I would recommend you read it. If however, you’re short on time, the conclusion basically is that the Gatwick drone is our version of the ‘monster of Loch Ness.’ Seen by many, but no evidence to be found.
In the United Kingdom, a man who used his drone to spy on his ex-girlfriend and her friend has been sentenced to jail for 16 weeks. In addition to his jail sentence, John McDermott, 42, of Birch Court, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, was also banned from owning or using a drone in Holywell and Trelawnyd indefinitely.
In the United Kingdom, a drone and a hovercraft were used to save a man who was more than a half-mile out at sea. Thermal cameras on drones can make a crucial difference in the ability to quickly find a person, especially when it is already dark.
Looking at the devastating use of unmanned aircraft in the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the battle for the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, experts warn that drone swarms would overwhelm the British army.
A new edition of CAP 1789 has been published by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after EU implementation was delayed.