Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Drone owners will now have to register with the government in China

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If you pilot a drone heavier than 250 grams (0.55 pound) in China, you'll have to register with authorities.

That's due to a new registration policy that aims to address a recent spate of drone intrusions by amateur pilots. 

Four drones grounded 60 flights in China, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded in April this year, and nearly 200 intrusions by drones were reported at a Chongqing airport over four hours on May 12.

Pilots will have to register their real names with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) online from June 1, according to state-owned Xinhua. Read more...

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