Government is considering rules to tighten for hobbyists with drones




The government seems to want to deal with the rules for the use of drones. In response to questions, Minister of Infrastructure Wilma Mansfield Monday announced to want the rules for professionals and hobbyists ‘streamlining’.

The questions were presented earlier this month by MP Ton Elias of the VVD. He finds that “unreasonable differences” arose between hobbyists and professional pilots. The first group were required to meet fewer rules than the professional pilots, namely those of the International Civil Aviation Organization must obtain various permits before they can maneuver their drone in the air.

Hobbyists may contrast, generally without a license and without examination with their drone in the air, when the unit weighs less than 25 pounds. The government has this as laid down in 2005 because it was customary according to Mansfield that hobbyists risks avoided because they are ‘no commercial interest’ served. In addition, a major part of the hobby pilots joined a model vliegvereniging, which are active only in certain places.

Mansfield is Elias agreed that the differences between hobbyists and professional pilots must be “streamlined” because there lately more pilots to be because the price for a drone relatively decreased. It’s just not yet known how the possible new regulations will look like. By next month, the government comes up with a report that the government’s position will be made clear. In that report, the completeness also includes the incidents of last year with drones, says Mansfield.

Further, let Mansfield know applauding the initiatives and programs that arise for controlling drones. She welcomes own initiatives, provided that take into account the existing rules for model flying. Including the Belgian university was only a training drone technology.

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