Everything You Need To Know About Drone Flying Regulations 1.0 in India

Everything You Need To Know About Drone Flying Regulations 1.0 in India

Everything You Need To Know About Drone Flying Regulations 1.0 in India
Everything You Need To Know About Drone Flying Regulations 1.0 in India

The Government of India's Ministry of Civil Aviation minister Suresh Prabuji has announced Drone Flying Regulations 1.0 for remotely piloted aircraft means Drones as they popularly know as, which will come into effect from 1 December aiming to open up an array of opportunities in the India Civil Aviation Sector for Legally flying the Drones in India. The DGCA is already said to be working on Drone regulation 2.0

What is a Drone?

Basically, it's better we know what is a Drone? we commonly know that drones are just a Toy like a thing for children's play, but it is not so simple drones can do the even better job for all delivering industries like Amazon, Flipkart, and Domino's for the food sector. In technical terms, a drone aircraft is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly referred to as a UAV. That means it's an aircraft, of any size or type, that flies by itself, without an onboard pilot or passengers. Think of it as a robot plane, controlled either autonomously via remote control.

Uses Of Drones:

Drones are used in situations where manned flight is considered too risky or difficult. Drones can fly autonomously without a human in control and work without pilots on board, whose flight are controlled by onboard computers.
  • Commercial Photography
  • Survey
  • Mapping
  • Security Risk
  • Currently, e-commerce ventures are planning to use these to deliver goods to their consumers.
  • Monitoring livestock by the farmer 

Everything to You need to know about Drone Flying Regulation 1.0

The Drone's Owner, Drone need to be registered under DGCA to become Drone Pilot and to get Unmanned Aircraft Operating Permit can let legally fly your drone. The Drone will get a Unique ID number from DGCA like your vehicle number, which is necessary to fly a drone in India. You can register yourself as Pilot and your drone digitally through a Mobile Application Digital Sky Platform, while each time you want to fly the drone you need to take permission from DGCA through a Mobile Application and without permission your drone can't fly because the drone's data is available at DGCA which will decide to give permission or not. 

Ministry of Civil Aviation Notice

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Instructions To Fly Drones In India:

  • Drones cannot be flown within 5km of perimeters of Airports In Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad and within 3 km from the perimeter of any other airport 
  • According to the regulations, they cannot be operated in strategic locations, vital and military installations and Vijay Chowk In Delhi Including wedding photography and near other social Monuments.
  • They can't be operated within 25km from the international border which includes the line of control (LoC), Line of Actual Control(LAC) and Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL)
  • Drones cannot fly over 400ft from the ground has its risky.
  • These drones cannot be operated from the mobile platform such as a moving vehicle, ship or aircraft as well. 
  • Flying drones in eco-sensitive zones around National Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries are not allowed without prior permission
  • Drones can't be flown during the night, for example, nor can they be flown beyond the pilot's line-of-sight.

Can You Fly A Drone Anywhere?

Not at all, the drone regulations specify three zones where people can operate unmanned aerial vehicles namely:

Red Zones: Drones are restricted in the Red Zone area, The Red zone includes the airspace around airports, near international borders, military installations, and other strategic locations. Drones flying will also not be permitted over Vijay Chowk and State secretariats in respective state capitals.

Yellow Zones: It will delineate controlled airspace. Flying a drone in the yellow drone will require the filling of a flight plan and an air defense clearance certificate.

Green Zones: The Green zone will be uncontrolled airspace in which you can fly wherever you want and how long you want.

Five different categories of drone based on weight:

  • Nano - Up to 250 Grams (No Permission Required)
  • Micro - 250 Grams to 2 KG (Required Permission)
  • Small - 2 KG to 25 KG (Required Permission)
  • Medium - 25 KG to 150 KG (Required Permission)
  • Large - Above 150 KG (Required Permission)
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28 August 2018 at 19:53 ×

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