App for UK drone pilots will warn them of air traffic

Hobbyists flying drones in the UK will soon be able to check if there are any aircraft nearby using a new app released by National Air Traffic Services.

The app will also alert them to other potential hazards or privacy concerns such as power lines, schools or sports venues.

Drones are an increasing problem for UK civil air traffic controllers, who recorded 50 cases of near misses with commercial aircraft in the UK this year, up from 11 in 2015.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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