Hi all,

I've created a new site, which I hope will become the repository for all Drone Laws and regulations around the world. My aim is to welcome credible posts on Drone* Laws for all the countries we fly in. The idea being is the local knowledge publishes their information here in easily readable format, using links to the actual legislation where possible.  This will help both the locals and tourists.

It should also include advice, tips and contacts in case you do run into legal issues in a certain country. It should avoid legalese as much as possible (though links/references to actual official documents is encouraged).

I have created a sample of the sort of thing I'm talking about, using my own country of residence - Switzerland. I will try and populate the commerical one as well...unless a more qualified expert would like to have a go...?

This is simple wordpress stuff, so the workflow I invisage is:
- if you feel qualified to comment on the legal specific in your country in plain language, PM me

- I will setup you up as a contributor with name and password

- you can write and maintain your own page(s) as you see fit

- I don't intend massive Administrator oversight; I'd prefer this to work on a more wikipedia style with peer review being the key. I'll just moderate the basic junk and spam out. I might even be able to ignore the fact the American spell all their words wrong...:-)

This is just the start of the site; I will add features that people think are necessary. Legal news, forums etc are all possible. But I want to keep it concise to the subject in hand - ie the legal facts, tips and links that RC flyers need to know in their country to fly safe, and within the law.

* Yes, yes, I know...but that's what Joe Public calls them, so with gritted teeth, so do I...

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Tags: Drone, Laws, hobby, website

Comment by Joshua Johnson on August 14, 2013 at 3:14pm

Can I add a Dronelaws.net button on DiyDronesNews.com and feature this blog on the front page?!

Comment by Gary McCray on August 14, 2013 at 4:45pm

Great idea,

Already countries are lining up with such widely varied laws and regulations that what is perfectly acceptable without even a permit or in one country may get you immediately thrown into jail and facing incredible fines in another.

And then there are going to be a lot of countries where the permit process is likely to be so expensive and restrictive as to be for all practical purposes not an option, at least not for us.

Right now I'm just hoping one of those doesn't turn out to be the US.

Comment by Graham Pollock on August 14, 2013 at 10:31pm

When will you add the US section?


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 14, 2013 at 10:38pm

About 2025 ;-)

Comment by Euan Ramsay on August 15, 2013 at 12:13am

@ Joshua - yes,  feel free! 

@ Graham - will add US as soon as someone wants to take a stab at writing it! I don't envy them - it's a minefield over there :-) Anyone can do it, I just advise that you are at least able to reference official material when making recommendations.  If anyone feels qualified to take this on,  just PM me,  and I'll set you up with an contributor account. 

One suggestion received which I might add - region specific sites where uav flight is banned. For example: overflight of the bloodhound missile sites here in Switzerland is banned at any height. I just need to find them on Google maps! 

Comment by Stephen Dade on August 15, 2013 at 1:04am

I'd be happy to put up a section for Australia

Comment by Ragnvald Larsen on August 15, 2013 at 1:23am

Please add me to your site - I just recently wrote an article on my blog http://www.mindland.com/wp/rekreasjonsbasert-bruk-av-droner-1/) on drone regulations in Norway. It is in english, but I can write up an article/table in English. My email is ragnvald at mindland.com

Comment by Euan Ramsay on August 15, 2013 at 1:35am

RL - your account details are sent; look forward to getting Norway listed! 

Comment by Euan Ramsay on August 15, 2013 at 1:37am

SD -  I just need your email address to get you setup for Australia. 

Comment by Enes ÇALDIR on August 15, 2013 at 1:54am

I will try to translate Turkish rules as soon as possible. :)

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