Israeli Regulator Considers Mandating Registration of Civil Drones
Limited regulation today, such as flying restriction near airports, fails to account for the easy availability of drones in the current market
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Today some restrictions on drone flying exist, including a ban on flying drones within two kilometers of an airport’s restricted airspace or at a height of over 150 meters, but these limitations fail to account for today’s reality, where drones are affordable and easier to obtain than ever before.
According to the new regulations soon to be announced, anyone who buys a drone will need to register it on the authority’s website, pass an online test on regulation, and mark the craft with the registration number. The database will be open to Israeli police, and fines of a few thousand shekels will be levied on anyone flying an unregistered drone.
Commercial drone flyers, for example those providing aerial photography services, are already required to receive a license form the authority.