Drone laws could lead to mid-air collisions, pilots and air traffic controllers warned

Drone laws could lead to mid-air collisions, pilots and air traffic controllers warned

Pilots and air traffic controllers have called for new regulations over the use of drones to be scrapped, warning they could lead to catastrophic mid-air collisions. The new laws are aimed to cut the cost and red tape around operating drones that weigh less than two kilograms. The changes will come into effect from tomorrow. Under the new legislation, small commercial drone operators would not have to pay the current $1,400 in regulatory fees and…

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New Australian drone laws “won’t stop crashes” experts say

New Australian drone laws “won’t stop crashes” experts say

Australia‚Äôs drone laws will change next week, letting more people fly them for profit. Photo: AFP / JOSH EDELSON. ANYONE will be able to fly drones for profit in Australia from next week under a shake-up to aviation rules removing requirements for pilot licences. But while industry experts say changes are overdue, they warn the new aviation laws will not address increasingly dangerous and illegal drone activity in Australia, and users should be forced to…

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