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Drones over 250g must be registered with government

Drones over 250g must be registered with government

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Drones weighing over 250g will have to be registered with the government as part of a new crackdown launched today. The new laws will also ban drones from flying above 400ft, less than 150ft from people or buildings or within 1,000 metres of airport boundaries.It follows several near misses with aircraft.People who flout the new rules could face an unlimited fine and up to five years in prison.Anyone who wants to use a drone will also have to take an online safety test under the new legislation, which has taken the CAA's Drone Code and put it into law from 30 May.Owners who fail to register their technology or sit the competency tests could be fined up to £1,000. Image: Drone pilots will have to sit a safety test under new rules. ...