Article 167 - Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft

Article 167

  1. The person in charge of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly the aircraft in any of the circumstances described in paragraph (2) except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA. 
  2. The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) are: 

    a)over or within 150 metres of any congested area;

    b)over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons;

    c)within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft; or

    d)subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), within 50 metres of any person.

  3. Subject to paragraph (4), during take-off or landing, a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person.  
  4. Paragraphs (2)(d) and (3) do not apply to the person in charge of the small unmanned surveillance aircraft or a person under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft. 
  5. In this article ‘a small unmanned surveillance aircraft’ means a small unmanned aircraft which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition.