Drones

What is a drone?

These aircraft have many names: UAVs, Small Unmanned Aircraft, Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSA), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), or simply just drone. They all mean the same thing: an aircraft that is unmanned but controlled from the ground by a pilot using a Ground Control Station (GCS). This could be similar to a remote control for a model car or even a smart phone or tablet. 

Some drones have propellers like helicopters, while others have a fixed wing like a conventional aircraft, and not all of them carry cameras. But regardless of the type of drone, there are strict rules and regulations that you must abide by when you fly it. As the pilot you are responsible for each flight, you are responsible for avoiding collisions, and should an accident occur as a result of your drone, you will be liable for any compensation or criminal proceedings.