With a recent report by PWC estimating the drone industry having the potential to boost UK GDP by £42bn by 2030, it’s clear that aerial filming is going to be part of all of our lives in one form or another. How it is viewed by both pilots and consumers is therefore going to be really important as the industry literally begins to spread its wings.
It would seem that everyone from pilots to the public are on the same page when it comes to one key issue – safety. Increased regulation, safety and stiffer penalties for rule-breaking were high on the wish list for the majority of people who responded.
The ‘Drone Code’ – the code launched by the CAA to promote the rules and principles for safe flight – has become increasingly recognised – a heartening fact. 93% of the public and 96% of pilots interviewed thought it was ‘vital’ that it be adhered to in order to keep the skies safer for everyone.