A spurious story linking UA and paparazzi techniques, pity that Willard missed that one of the longest established opensource autopilots is called Paparazzi and that there already has been a celeb hunt with a multicopter in the South of France. Otherwise he was close.
If you look at the sort of pictures Team Blacksheep, a group of American drone enthusiasts have been able to achieve working out of their garages with hobby shop parts, or this polish video of a riot in progressit’s easy to see that drones will soon be buzzing celebrity parties and hovering outside penthouses.
Soon, privacy — especially for the royals — will be a thing of the past, and in my opinion, that’s a tragedy. We need to do something about this problem before it gets out of hand – even if that means Prince Phillip guarding his grandson’s bedroom with a shotgun.
The CAA spotted early doors that press intrusion might be an issue and thought about it during the crafting of CAP 722. Yes the technology is out there, but get caught and the laws are in place to prosecute. Not so in the USA though! Europe is now leading the way with the integration of UA technology with sensible rules and common sense taking the fore. But it has allowed me to post, Kate Middleton topless photos as a headline!