The drones that people cannot operate


WITH increasing numbers of local people using drones for aerial photography, some may not be aware of, or are ignoring, the draconian rules imposed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

Over the past few months, several Talk of the Town Facebook readers have reported finding drones which landed in their neighbourhoods and have tried to reunite them with their owners.

Local videographer Darryl Kukard told TotT he had stopped using his drone, also known as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), because of the SACAA rules.

While anybody over the age of 18 can purchase a drone, even without a licence, the regulations restrict the use of drones dramatically.

For more, see this week’s Talk of the Town