Chinese Flights Being Disrupted By Consumer Drones

///Chinese Flights Being Disrupted By Consumer Drones

Chinese Flights Being Disrupted By Consumer Drones

I’ve written a number of articles discussing the dangers of operating a drone near airports before, but all of these articles have really had US focus. Now, it seems like China is dealing with the same problem.

Authorities in Chengdu in Sichuan province have vowed to crack down on illegal use of drones after the city’s airport saw flights disrupted by the unmanned aerial vehicles last week, mainland media reported.

More than 10,000 passengers were stranded at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport on Friday after more than 60 flights were interrupted by four drones, the third such incident in recent days.

Drone flights disrupt southwest Chinese airport for third time in recent days

If you are thinking about operating your UAV near an airport, just don’t. With all the places you can legally (and safely) operate your drone, why take the risk? It’s illegal in the US and can be dangerous. If you are unclear on the basics, then you might be interested in our introductory course.

By |2017-04-23T16:55:13-08:00April 24th, 2017|Drones, Safety|Comments Off on Chinese Flights Being Disrupted By Consumer Drones

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