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03-01-2019, 11:55   #1
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New Drone laws being introduced.

"New laws that will see more drones requiring registration are coming into effect in Ireland this year.

Owners of drones here that weigh more than 250 grams will have to register the device.

Previously it was only drones over 1kg that had to be registered."



https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...nd-895354.html

I was planning to pick up a small cheap drone to see if I enjoy the hobby and want to go bigger. The one I was looking at was 450grams, which according to these changes, I would have to register.
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03-01-2019, 12:34   #2
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Stupid knee jerk reaction to a situation that may not Have actually happened at all in the UK
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If, and everyone will have different perspectives on it, people disagree with registration the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Email your local td's , particularly in FG & FF and outline your case. Follow up on that email is important.

This does work, if enough people do it.
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If you are objecting you should be objecting on a cost base analysis.

i.e how much would operating maintaining such a system of registration cost.

including GDPR requirements.

Put a figure on it. Thats where the objections should lie rather than 'i like my freedom flying drones'

TDs only see money.
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It comes after thousands of flights were disrupted due to drone activity at London's Gatwick Airport before Christmas.
This is the Best Kind of Correct, but misleading.

This has been coming for a while.

I'm trying to wrap my head around it at the moment, but for small (<900g) drones it seems significantly more liberal than SI563/2015 in terms of where you can fly (in cases where the SI applies anyway). There seem to be some potential gotchas for existing drones, e.g. max energy and electronic IDs. Registration will be needed (for the operator, but not the drone I think), but currently that's super simple anyway.

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Registered my drone on December 6th, still waiting for it to come through in the post.
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Registered my drone on December 6th, still waiting for it to come through in the post.
What's involved in the process do you mind me asking?
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What's involved in the process do you mind me asking?
Its a slight bit of a faff, but nothing too complicated. Its a 2 step process. First you register for an account with ASSET, the IAA's online terrain mapping system. Once you verify the account you can register your drone. Pretty straightforward and normal questions - name, address, serial number off the drone, small fee and .... wait.


All the links are available here -> https://www.iaa.ie/general-aviation/...e-registration
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Its a slight bit of a faff, but nothing too complicated. Its a 2 step process. First you register for an account with ASSET, the IAA's online terrain mapping system. Once you verify the account you can register your drone. Pretty straightforward and normal questions - name, address, serial number off the drone, small fee and .... wait.


All the links are available here -> https://www.iaa.ie/general-aviation/...e-registration
Many thanks. I'll have to follow suit.
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If, and everyone will have different perspectives on it, people disagree with registration the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Email your local td's , particularly in FG & FF and outline your case. Follow up on that email is important.

This does work, if enough people do it.
It's a European rule, email your mep if you want but it would seem rather pointless, definitely pointless contacting your td.
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Is it illegal to fly a drone on a deserted beach ?
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On the off chance anyone is at all interested, here is a pretty good summary of the Drone Laws here in Germany. Might be interesting to compare with what Ireland is doing if you are into that kind of comparing Otherwise please ignore.
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Is it illegal to fly a drone on a deserted beach ?
No
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Is it illegal to fly a drone on a deserted beach ?
Depends on how high you want to fly? If you’re in Dublin it would be 15m and any higher you’re breaking the law.
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a year or more ago I tried to renew the registration for my Phantom 4 Pro but their system wouldn't allow it for some reason, so I eventually gave up altogether.

I haven't tried since because I'm selling it now.
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