Camera Drones banned from ski slopes after crash during race




International skibond has decided to ban camera drones during World Cup races. The union does this after almost an accident had happened when a drone crashed right behind skier Marcel Hirscher.

The camera drone was driven by an employee of Infront Sports & Media, the company responsible for recording footage of the matches. Drones are more often used for shooting video during ski races. According to Markus Waldner, the organizer of the ski races, it went wrong because the driver of the drone did not adhere to the rules and flew too close. The driver would have let the drone precaution crash after he lost control of the steering.

Drones are placed, for safety reasons increasingly curtailed. In the United States it is from February 19, 2016 mandatory for private users to their drones register at the Aviation Authority. In Japan there is an anti-drone team assembled. The team works with interception drones to enforce no-fly zones.

In the Netherlands drones fall under the legislation for model flying. Under these regulations may fly an owner of a drone without a license provided they adhere to rules, and like it do not fly above 120 meters. Earlier this year, the central government know the rules for wanting to relax so-called “mini-drones” and the rules for making all drones heavier than 4 kilos stricter. This new regulation has been postponed.


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