Recreational users operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near airports should be subject to criminal penalties, NAV Canada president and CEO John Crichton said. Both FAA and Transport Canada prohibit recreational UAV users from operating within 5 miles of a commercial airport, “yet people do,” Crichton told ATW during an interview at NAV Canada’s headquarters in Ottawa. “So why don’t we go out and catch a few people? I think you really need the jail time in ...

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