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In the midst of the on-going discussion over how EASA’s proposed ‘Open Category’ drones should be defined, there remains the issue of identification. Whether or not they are ‘toys’, identifying them and their operators is vital to maintaining civil order. The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) hosted a workshop in mid-May to discuss how such a system might work in the UK.
Despite a full day of discussion, there was agreement on only thing: there definitely needs to be a system of registration and identification.
The broad spectrum of speakers that the RAeS invited made it difficult to find a consensus.