Anyone caught flying a drone within 5km (3.1 mi.) of an airport runway will face arrest and criminal charges under new UK government legislation, which comes into force in March. The UK Department for Transport announced Feb. 20 that it had extended the no-fly zone around airports by “several kilometers” and banned unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from operating within 5km of runway ends. The enlarged no-fly zone will take effect March 13. A new Drones Bill will also be ...

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