The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has continued its nationwide Dronesafe campaign with presence at this weekend’s Duxford Air Festival.
Speaking directly to drone users, promoting safe and responsible drone use, the activity will take place at the air festival on May 25 and 26 at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Attendees at the event will have the chance to test flight skills at the CAA’s stand in a move to allow people to get hands-on with drone safety.
Guests will also be given the chance to pilot a drone in a specially created indoor safety area within the festival’s site
This is the latest activity in the CAA’s Dronesafety campaign, a program which aims to educate UK drone users on how to fly drones safely, legally and without endangering others.
As well as the Dronesafe program, the CAA will also be available to provide the latest information on the UK and European regulations covering drones.
Commenting on the event, Jonathan Nicholson, assistant director at the authority, said: “Up and down the United Kingdom, drone use is flying high. And whether they are being used recreationally or commercially it is crucial that any drone user taking to the skies understands the importance of flying responsibly.
“Crucially, drones can offer young people a hands-on introduction to STEM subjects, something that will be vital to the country’s economy in future years. We will be attending this year’s Duxford Air Festival to introduce the idea of drone safety to as many people as possible – whether they are drone enthusiasts or simply interested in the technology.
“We want to show people that the CAA is not here to stop drone users having fun but are on hand to provide the information needed to help all air space users enjoy the UK’s skies,” he concluded.