Paris eases draconian drone rules to find the capital’s cool spots
Rising global temperatures are forcing authorities in France to limber up the habitual straight-jacket restrictions on operating drones in Paris, and allow designated craft to hover on high to hunt out spots in and around the capital where people can cool off.
As anybody who has ever researched the exploit knows, piloting a UAV in the City of Light – we’ll pause for those who’ve ventured the experience to titter bitterly – is a virtual nonstarter. The resource allowing users to see which areas of France permit flight – or more frequently don’t – paint the capital and its surrounding region in an unrelenting hue of prohibited red. But with that color now also representing summer temperatures that continue rising, moves have been made to allow national weather service Météo France fly drones around Paris to uncover havens of relative cool that may offer people a bit of respite.
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