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    Air safety chiefs are investigating the first near-miss between a passenger jet and a drone near Heathrow. As many get ready to unwrap the must-have present, we ask: what are your rights?

    The UK Airprox Board (UKAB), which will publish its findings on Friday, is expected to record an incident risk rating of A - the highest of five categories - defined as a "serious risk of collision".

    The pilot reported the incident to the UKAB who launched an inquiry, however the owner of the drone has never been identified.

    But with thousands of the machines expected to be unwrapped on Christmas morning, many people may not realise that by the afternoon, they could be breaking the law.

    So where can you fly?

    According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), you can fly an unmanned aircraft as long as you are more than 50m away from people, vehicles, buildings or structures, as well as overhead planes.

    However, flying a drone over streets, towns, cities as well as airports and airfields could land you a hefty fine of £5,000 and possibly a criminal prosecution.

    In April, Robert Knowles of Barrow-in-Furness became the first person to be convicted in the UK for "dangerously" flying a drone within 50m of the Jubilee Bridge on the Walney channel. He was fined £800 and ordered to pay costs of £3,500 at the Furness and District Magistrate court.

    In another case, a 41-year-old man was arrested for flying a drone over a football stadium during the Manchester City's home game with Tottenham Hotspur in October.
    Could your Christmas drone land you in hot water? - Channel 4 News

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    By Stuart Heritage, Guardian:
    It’s hard to think of a more sinister Christmas gift than a drone. Because drones are evil. They are remote and militaristic. They spy on people. They kill people. They’re HAL with wings. They put the “sky” in “Skynet”. Unless Mattel rushes out an Operation Yewtree-branded home waterboarding kit, nothing will even come close to being as creepy.

    However, retailers will sell thousands of drones this Christmas, because they are also really cool. They are remote-controlled planes, but you don’t have to be a nebbish aviation geek to own one. Some even have cameras fitted, which recently prompted one PR company to wail “Move over selfies... Here come the dronies!”

    Drones are suddenly springing up all over the shop. People are having their wedding photos taken with them, and companies such as Google and Amazon are seeking government approval to trial drone-based deliveries. Jack Bauer spent most of this year’s 24 series trying to stop them from blowing up London. Nasa is using high-altitude versions to help meteorologists better understand tropical storms. When it comes to drones, the genie is very much out of the lamp, and authorities are on the back foot as they struggle to regulate their movement. The Federal Aviation Authority expects there to be 7,500 civilian drones operating in US airspace by 2018. More importantly, however, they make pretty kickass toys. The drone revolution is here. And that’s wonderful news for me, because I’ve always wanted one.
    Attack of the drones: how easy are they to fly? | Life and style | The Guardian

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    A stunt using a drone to deliver the first asparagus of the season to a Michelin-starred restaurant in Etten-Leur went spectacularly wrong on Wednesday, when the drone crashed onto a country road.

    Every year, Ronald Peijenburg, owner of restaurant De Zwaan in Noord-Brabant, arranges a novel way to start off the asparagus season. In the past he has used a hot air balloon, a helicopter and a Formula 1 racing car to make the trip.

    This year Peijenburg opted for a drone. Despite the mist, the trip started well enough and a landing to change the battery was also a success. But shortly after the second take off, the drone crashed to the ground and burst into flames, toasting the asparagus it was carrying.
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    UFO Drones to boost wifi on UK rail ?

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    The Department for Transport mulls options for delivering mobile coverage to trains.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are one option being considered by the UK government to improve mobile connectivity on UK trains.

    The consultation, launched this week, aims to tackle problems faced by UK rail passengers in connecting to mobile networks.

    Other proposed options included roof-top antennae to aggregate mobile network data signals and rebroadcast them as wi-fi within the train. The report also suggests on-board repeaters to amplify external mobile signals, Femto cells, which act as mobile base stations, and passive repeaters, which are high-gain external antennae.

    Ofcom had identified a series of reasons for the poor connectivity on trains, including the lack of a commercial imperative for mobile operators. In addition, Ofcom identified technical problems including physical barriers to signals.

    Drones, which could fly alongside trains to deliver "targeted connectivity" were considered among other off-train technical options. Some of these would require action from mobile operators, who could either improve their infrastructure around the rail network or use Network Rail assets such as masts, facilities and telecommunications to provide coverage.

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