Coventry Council to ban drones


#1

I would expect nothing less from Coventry Council. Last paragraph sums it up. £50 to fly for commercial use. Money making scam.


#2

That’s two now:

Kneejerk reactions to ruin everything for the majority of law-abiding drone pilots. Imagine if Gatwick actually turns out not to have been a drone the whole time :expressionless:


#3

I wouldnt expect anything else from this council, Dogs can crap all over the parks, and CCTV all over the place ( which I agree with ) but some old lady is bothered by a drone with a camera. Do these people not realise I dont give a toss what they do and I certainly dont want to take pictures of them.
And they say we live in a free country.


#4

Im afraid that there’ll be more to follow, im sure. I’ve no doubt there will more bad press to come and further restrictions placed across the UK.

:-1:


#5

It’s interesting as the council surely don’t regulate the airspace? They can restrict take off and landing but not fly over


#6

Yes, that’s correct, they can only control take off and landing, not the actual flight path. The CAA said exactly this at their recent talk at the drone show (which I think is recorded and online somewhere). Nobody owns the skies.


#7

It was interesting to see in the article that they would charge you £50 for permission to fly then also charge you for our own photography. Have they missed something about intellectual property rights. I have all ways understood that if I take pics with my DSLR the pics belong to me surely the same applies to drone pics and vids?


#8

This looks a totally logical and considered response to recent events and, I stress, is not a knee jerk, vote winning, half baked suggestion from a group of people that have not even looked at existing codes in place and the view of the CAA.

Way to go Cov🙄


#9

Not popular according to the newspaper poll


#10

I expect that all councils will soon take up this drone ban idea.

They don’t own the sky above.

So … You are caught by a council Jobs-worth flying your drone from council land.

Any legal people on here ?

What can the council actually do ?

Confiscate your drone ?
Fines ?

Under what law can they fine you for ?

The first test case in court will be interesting.