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Old 7th Feb 2019, 21:32
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Fortissimo
 
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If you are in the UK, please report them all, otherwise the CAA and DfT will lack the evidence to tackle the problem. You should certainly be reporting anything near a traffic pattern or above 400 ft.

Of the drone 'encounters' with manned aircraft (mainly CAT), 92% were above 500 ft and 65% above 1500 ft. The highest recorded event so far is FL130, which was a confirmed sighting by 2 pilots.

The collision studies in the UK suggest that you are quite vulnerable in a light aircraft - a 1kg drone is likely to come through the windshield at normal GA cruising speeds.
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