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CAA issues safety notice on two drone-based issues

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The CAA has issued two safety notices to drone users in the UK. Revealed to CDP by ARPAS, the UK’s drone trade body, the notices cover water ingress and flying directly over uninvolved people. On water ingress, it detailed how the issue has come to its attention due to the AAIB, and involves the loss of control of multirotor small unmanned aircraft. The AAIB concluded that the cause in each case was a result of water ingress into the aircraft. Secondly, for flying directly over uninvolved people, the CAA detailed how the investigation of several UAS incidents has highlighted a
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Thieves smash into CDP office overnight

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Commercial Drone Professional’s London office was broken into last night, with laptops and other vital computer equipment stolen. Police have attended and are investigating this morning. CDP is one of ten titles in the Promedia stable, and the office has a team of 20 people. Most are working remotely today and trying to minimise disruption to their usual workload. “Nobody was hurt, but we are all so dependent on technology these days that this is going to slow us down a bit,” says Rob Corder, editor of WatchPro and managing director of Promedia. “We will be back to our usual news alert feed
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