I live in Bromley and discovered that there’s a byelaw prohibiting flying of model aircraft in parks. Here’s an extract:
- i A person shall not:
a) in the ground release any power driven model aircraft for flight or control the flight of such a craft;
b) cause any power driven model aircraft to take off or land in the ground.
ii In this byelaw unless the context otherwise requires:
Model Aircraft means an aircraft which either weighs not more than 5 kilogrammes without its fuel or is for the time being exempted (as a model aircraft) from provisions of the Air Navigation Order
Power Driven means driven by the combustion of petrol vapour or other combustible fuels*
From my reading of this it wouldn’t apply to a battery powered drone since batteries aren’t a combustible fuel (not intentionally anyway ). Would be interested to see if others agree?
Not sure what “unless the context otherwise requires” means in practice though. Perhaps it’s intended to give them more flexibility to ban whatever they like!?