Flying drones has become an increasingly popular hobby. In many cases, it’s perfectly safe to fly a drone, but there are certain areas where drone flight is restricted. You should never fly drones near airports, for example.
Why you should never fly drones near airports
You should never fly drones near airports because there is a high risk of interference with aircraft. If you’re flying a drone near a busy airport, where planes are taking off and landing every minute, there’s every chance that the drone is going to hit one of the planes, potentially causing damage and putting passenger safety at risk. Flying drones near airports also provides a headache for air traffic controllers, who already have a high-pressure job trying to guide planes in and encourage them to take off safely. If unknown aerial objects are appearing in their field of vision all the time, it’s going to make life very difficult and this could increase the risk of accidents at the airport.
Statistics from the UK Airprox Board suggest that there has been a 4-fold increase in the number of incidents involving near misses between drones and commercial aircraft.
Flying a drone safely
If you own a drone for personal or commercial use, it’s essential to follow legal restrictions and guidelines to prevent accidents. Flying your drone near an airport could result in significant delays, disruption and even injuries to passengers and crew. To avoid airport accidents, stay well clear.
Can I claim for an accident at the airport?
The summer holidays are not far away, and this means that the country’s airports are about to enter their busiest period. If you are going on holiday and you’re going to the airport, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to check in and get through security. If you’re rushing, there’s a higher risk of accidents like slips, trips and falls. Take care when you’re climbing the steps to board the plane and finding your seat. Make sure your bags are secured inside the lockers.
If you’ve been injured at the airport and you’d like to claim airport accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our highly-trained advisers will discuss your personal injury claim in more detail and then your case will be passed onto our expert personal injury lawyers. Our lines are open now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice