Israeli Regulator Considers Mandating Registration of Civil Drones
Limited regulation today, such as flying restriction near airports, fails to account for the easy availability of drones in the current market
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According to the new regulations soon to be announced, anyone who buys a drone will need to register it on the authority’s website, pass an online test on regulation, and mark the craft with the registration number. The database will be open to Israeli police, and fines of a few thousand shekels will be levied on anyone flying an unregistered drone.
Commercial drone flyers, for example those providing aerial photography services, are already required to receive a license form the authority.