In both cases – one involving a commercial aircraft and the other a large corporate jet – the pilots reported that a drone was being flown a few hundred metres from the aircraft as it approached the runway. Ports of Jersey said they have reported 20 different types of drone incident to the police in the past three years.
Today, a licensed pilot has called for the introduction of safety tests for all new drone users and Ports have urged Islanders to stick to strict safety laws which prevent flying a drone within two nautical miles of the Airport.
Those breaching the exclusion zones could be fined up to £2,000 or banned from flying drones. Anybody can buy a drone and there is no requirement to pass a test to operate the device.
Drone photographer Marc Le Cornu, who runs aerial photography company Bam Perspectives and is a fully-qualified drone