Safety concerns and incidents regarding drones can now be reported confidentially through a new online service.
The Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has been a charity since 1982. It provides a platform where users can anonymously report aviation and maritime incidents.
The free service has now been extended to drones.
Reports will then be assessed by industry professionals. Incidents considered genuine will be passed on to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
CHIRP’s chief executive Ian Dugmore said: “We’re hoping drone hobbyists and enthusiasts will make good use of CHIRP’s drones reporting service as a first port of call for sharing information and reporting drone-related incidents, secure in the knowledge that their personal details will remain confidential.”