Air traffic control: commercial drones can only fly during the day




Air traffic Eindhoven, the artist of some experimental luminous drones forbidden to go to the air during the GLOW-light art festival. In The “flying lanterns”, according to the current legislation may fly. Daytime only

That says Omroep Brabant. During the GLOW festival in Eindhoven show numerous artists work on the basis of light. One of the projects, If Light Could Fly called, comes from artist Lorna Goulden. Using drones will Goulden experiment with ‘flying street. By using drones would be fewer streetlights are needed, because only light is shined in places where this is really necessary, so is the idea behind the project .

Goulden, however, has not received permission from air traffic Eindhoven to the luminous drones to send in the air. In addition, air traffic control refers to the Environment and Transport Inspectorate. The supervisor states that commercial drones can fly only during the day while the air acknowledges that the drones with their altitude of up to 10 meters pose no security risk.

Now the drones to the ground should remain Goulden states that she is the victim of outdated regulations. The drones would not leave the GLOW-site and can be used in case of emergency. Quickly put on the ground Moreover, the artist last year during the same festival was an hour with the flying lanterns’ in the dark sky. Goulden hopes that will now arise about the rules for drones in the Netherlands. Discussion


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