Should children be banned from flying large drones unsupervised? That’s the question being posed by the Department of Transport (DfT) as it considers the safety implications of youngsters flying drones over 250g. The DfT’s proposal is that children could fly a heavier drone only under the supervision of an adult who owns and has registered it. And when they say heavier, they’re not talking very heavy at all… even DJI’s current smallest offering, the Spark (which fits comfor
Drones are amazing machines which are being put to increasingly imaginative uses as the technology matures. In the hands of an experienced and CAA approved pilot, they are also very safe. However one area where safety could be improved is looking how to reduce the risk of injury from the exposed propellers. The propellers are also quite vulnerable to damage in collisions with other surfaces (trees, walls etc.) which make flying them in enclosed environments very challenging.