BALPA RPAS Survey
Survey of British adults on behalf of BALPA
  • When asked what qualifications drone pilots should require, British adults are most likely to think that only someone with a license requiring the same amount of training as for piloted aircraft should be able to fly drones over urban areas (40%). This is double the proportion of people (20%) that think that anyone with a current commercial UK drone license should be able to fly drones over urban areas (obtained through 2 days ground school, 2 hours flying and one flight test).
  • Around a third think no one should be able to fly drones over urban areas (31%).
  • Half of the representative sample of British people surveyed think that the most appropriate level of punishment for someone flying a drone that endangers an aircraft, but does not cause the aircraft to crash, is a prison sentence (52%). A quarter think that a fine is the most appropriate level of punishment (24%).
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Date Published
11/05/2015
Client
BALPA
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 2,036 GB adults online between 10th and 12th April 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all adults in Great Britain aged 18+.

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