Advice to drone owners after near miss with Aircraft
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Police are asking drone owners to please be aware of where they are flying following a near miss between an unlicensed drone and aircraft earlier this week.
It was reported on Tuesday (27 April) that a pilot was flying his aircraft over the Brockworth area at around 7.30pm the night before when he was nearly hit by a drone which was not licensed according to the London Air Traffic Control.
This took place approximately two miles south of Staverton Airport whilst the aircraft was flying at 2400ft and could have caused a serious collision.
Updated legislation around the use of drones came into effect in March 2019 making it an offence to fly a drone without the permission of air traffic control and to fly a drone within an aerodrome traffic zone, committing these offences can result in an arrest and possible prosecution.