Drone flights are strictly regulated in Seoul, but now the city government has allocated 27,000 sq m (290,000 sq ft) of land flanking the Han river for the new park, Yonhap news agency reports. The site, in the city’s east, will be available from 25 June and will include an information centre providing advice on safety issues.
Drone operators will have to plan ahead for their outings, though. The park will only be open to 30 devices at a time, and people will have to book a space ahead of time, on a first-come, first-served basis. It will also be limited to devices weighing up to 12kg (1.9 stone), and there’s an altitude limit of 150m (492ft).
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