The Government is expected to ban drones flying over the Isle of Man prison within weeks.
Beginning on January 1st, the new ruling will apply to aircraft weighing under 20kg and will also include a UAV flight ban in the vicinity of the local airport.
According to a report by the BBC, Colin Gill, the island’s deputy director of civil aviation, said the ban near the airport was to “protect the safety of aviation and the general public”.
Currently, drones weighing more than 20kg are regulated in the same way as normal aircraft.
The new formal regulation will replace guidance already in play.