Modern Australian Magazine

Avoid These 4 Most Irresponsible Ways of Flying of Drones

  • Written by News Company

It pretty much goes without saying that drones are the future in every sense of the word. Not only are people being spoilt for choice with regard to the numerous models out there in the market, but there is also the fact that they have infiltrated into almost every sphere of our lives. From making food deliveries to thermal imaging to taking awe-inspiring nature photography, you can be sure of the fact that drones have become an intimate part of the lives of a lot of people out there.


One thing is for sure - long gone are the days when drones were only accessible to the military. It is not surprising to buy some of the best drones out there in less than $100. However, one needs to keep in mind that there is a dangerous side to this as well. Even though most people think that there is really no need for the government to monitor civilian drone usage, there are enough people who think that they can do just about anything with a drone. Truly the heights of irresponsibility, but that’s the way things are.



On that very note, here is a list of some of the most irresponsible ways of flying drones:-


  • Flying them over government buildings: Not only will this lead to a high likelihood of you getting arrested, but it will also lead to a complete ban on drones anywhere near the area. Not only would you have gotten yourself in jail, but annoyed many other people in the bargain.

    Seriously just curb your enthusiasm and fly drones only where you know it will be safe. As simple as that. Trying to be a daredevil will get you nowhere. There are more than enough threats to national security on a daily basis without you adding to it.

  • Using them to startle animals: Although a lot of you may find this rather hard to believe, a lot of close-up animals shoots end up failing due to the close proximity of the drone. Sure, filming animals is all very well, but when you end up scaring them, it pretty much defeats the whole purpose. Not to mention doing that will probably get you banned from the national park for good.

  • A wedding close-up: Even this can lead to this getting out of control and even worse, injuring the bride and groom if not careful. Basically, the closer you get, the riskier it is as there are higher chances of you losing control of the drone. So you’re going to have to watch out if you’re employing a drone at a wedding.

  • Too close to the airport: This has happened fairly often. What makes it even more dangerous is that in most cases, it wasn’t even the air-traffic control that spotted the drone, but the pilot.

    A drone of any size close to an aircraft that’s about to take off any moment is a serious hazard to hundreds of lives. In most cases, the drone has been spotted in time, but with more drones, things are going to get more dangerous than before.


At the end of the day, this is not to suggest that almost every drone member has little to no sense of responsibility or consideration for the safety of others. It is simply that the few irresponsible people create a bad name for mostly every other drone member out there because of the mistakes and accidents that they have caused. Most of the accidents create some of the biggest headlines simply because of how immature and childish they are.

Australia Today

Your Winter Hot Water System Guide for 2019

News Company

Your hot water system is important no matter the time of the year it might be. That means that you will want to make sure that you have a system that is in good working order, naturally. After all, one of the worst feelings is to get ready for a hot shower in the morning, only to find out that t...

As the dust of the election settles, Australia's wildlife still needs a pathway for recovery

Rachel Morgain, Knowledge Broker, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

The Darling River near Louth NSW, April 2019, in the midst of a drought compounded by upstream irrigation policies.Jaana Dielenberg, Author providedThe environment was a keyconcern in the recent federal election. It was also a polarising one, with concerns raised about regional industries and liveli...

The long and complicated history of Aboriginal involvement in football

Roy Hay, Honorary Fellow, Deakin University

Over the next two weekends, the Australian Football League celebrates the contribution of Indigenous peoples to the history of the game. At the same time, a new documentary will show how one of the modern Indigenous superstars of the sport, Adam Goodes, was driven from it by prejudice and repeated d...

Curious Kids: why are there waves?

Mark Hemer, Senior Research Scientist, Oceans and Atmosphere, CSIRO

Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation, CC BY-NC-NDCurious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation...

Friday essay: YouTube apologies and reality TV revelations

Kate Douglas, Professor, Flinders University

A little over a year ago, former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith made a tearful confession and apology to the public, having been banned from cricket for 12 months for ball tampering. Smith’s confession was expected. As Australian captain, he would take responsibility for the indiscreti...

Holidays & Travel

What to Do When Traveling From Australia to USA

Planning a trip to USA with your friends for the first time? Well, then you have miraculously landed at the right page. We have done all the homework to prepare...

5 Top Offbeat Things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong sure has some quirky attractions hidden up its sleeve. And if you are looking for some unusual sights and unique fun activities to experience, you won’t be disappointed...

Exploring Whakatane NZ

One of the most exciting road trips travelers can embark on is a motorhome hire new zealand journey. This unique and exciting country has it all when it comes to...

Important Considerations When Choosing Broome Accommodation

Broome is a fantastic place for visitors of all ages. Whether you want to lounge on the golden sands of Cable beach or take the kids to learn something new...

A tour guide to Melbourne

Welcome to the second most populous city in Australia with its beautiful sites and amazing scenery. Melbourne has been identified in so many spheres as one of the most livable...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Australia

The sheer, breathtaking expanse of the Australian continent is a thing of beauty. The vast landmass is actually packed with awe-inspiring landmarks to see and countless blood-pumping activities to partake...

Adhari Park: Why is it one of the must-visit sites in Bahrain?

Despite its small area that does not exceed the 1,000 square kilometers mark, the Kingdom of Bahrain is known for being rich of touristic sites and attractions. Bahrain comprises destinations...

Exciting Off Road Adventures In Western Australia

Western Australia has long been a top destination for off roading enthusiasts from all across the world. One look at some of the top off road destinations on offer in...

Things to Do and See in Ballina, Australia

The intricate coastline of New South Wales is renowned for its sumptuous, decadent beaches, hidden resorts and secret camping spots. A long and slow ride down the winding highway that...

Fashion & Beauty

Should you get a hair transplant in Turkey if your hair is grey?

The color of hair is a result of the pigment melanin which is made by special cells called melanocytes. The production of the pigment is largely genetically determined so you...

Marvelous Makeover - 5 Tips to Revitalize Your Look This Summer

The winter months can wreak havoc on your health and wellbeing. Your skin can dry out, your hair darkens and can go oily, and even your body changes as you...

The Gentleman’s Guide to Wearing Custom Ties

Ties are the finishing touch to your outfit and set you apart from the cloud. But with so many designs, patterns, and options to choose from, getting one that matches the...

5 unique ways to extract toxins from your body

City living can be great apart from all the environmental stresses that your skin is exposed to. Pollution, dirt’s and oils are constantly present no matter where we go so...

Modern Snapback Hats trending in Australia

Modern snapback hats are already the latest craze in the world of fashion, once again. They had ruled the roost way back in the 90s by becoming an indispensable part...

5 Tips Designed to Help Accentuate Your Hourglass Figure

Loving your body can be a difficult task at the age of social media. From the moment we wake up till we go to sleep, we’re constantly bombarded with photos...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

EXYRA eyewearShould you get a hair transplant in Turkey if your hair is grey?Do You Need a Tummy Tuck or Just Liposuction?Best 4 Sassicaia Wine with Soothing Taste and AromaMarvelous Makeover - 5 Tips to Revitalize Your Look This SummerWhat to Expect When Recovering from Gynecomastia SurgeryClickClack Pantry Range | Helping Australians save time & moneyThe Gentleman’s Guide to Wearing Custom TiesGynecomastia – Understanding the Facts and Treatment OptionsIs Coffee Good for you10 Foods Which Reduce Blood Sugar Levels4 Unexpected Reasons Why You Could Be Losing Your HairWhat to Do When Traveling From Australia to USAWhat we should know about ‘nitric oxide’ and why we need more of itDownsizing: What Is Too Small?