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  • Wednesday, June 12th 2019 - 09:12 UTC

    Antarctica tour operates announces new restrictions on commercial drone use by visitors

    Drone flights come with risks, from lower temperatures making battery life difficult to gauge, to how these devices may be inadvertently affecting wildlife behavior.

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators has announced robust new restrictions on commercial drone use in Antarctica. The constraints, voted in at IAATO’s annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa (April 30 – May 3), mean those using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for commercial purposes on IAATO vessels will have new restrictions limiting piloting opportunities.