Drone flying regulations worldwide map

The drone industry is increasing in size year by year. Although some people may consider drones as some toys, these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs became larger and more complex. These days they are used to carry small payloads. Additionally these perform delivery and minor services, carry video and static cameras for photography and videography. Last but not least perform commercial and military inspections and operations.  Consequently it became more and more important have some sort of regulations in order to prevent accidents to happen.

Therefore worldwide the countries  are now developing regulations in order to prevent hazards and accidents to happen. People flying their drones too close to airports can be a real threat to airplanes taking-off or landing. This is specially true in the case of modern prosumer drones which are able to fly even 4km away from the point of take-off.

The nascent drone industry took a big step forward in 2015 as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted hundreds of new exemptions for companies to operate drones in the US. Those exemptions included many new use cases in a variety of industries including insurance, construction, and agriculture, all of which demonstrate the broad range of commercial applications for drones. In this article, BI Intelligence has covered some of the most recognized and famed global drone makers.

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Is there a common regulation worldwide?

You might think that worldwide there is a single regulation that is applicable everywhere. The fact is that each country worldwide is developing their own set of rules. Therefore before taking-off with your drone it is advised to check out what are the requirements that apply in your country. Otherwise you can get into real trouble. Not only that you can get fined, but in some situations the case might go to court. This is one thing no one wants to happen.

While not all countries worldwide have regulations for drone flight, still if you are in a foreign country I advise you to check out the laws and rules that apply. For this I invite you to check out The Global Drone Regulation Database which can be accessed from here.

You can check out what are the regulations that apply to each country together with additional useful information.

Additionally if you need an additional source of information I recommend to check out UAV Systems International website which you can access following this link.

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