Icarus in Greek mythology has long symbolized mankind’s longing for the sky. Mankind finally accessed it thanks to the Wright brothers’ Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Today the development of drones enables ordinary people with little or no expertise to access the skies.

With the explosion of online shopping and home shopping in Korea, traditional methods of delivery of products is being constantly challenged.

As with other jurisdictions, the development of drones has raised a number of issues under law. The new Korean legislation aims to tackle some of these issues, however, many issues remain either unaddressed or unclear. The following is a look at some of these issues.

  1. Applicable laws
  2. Registration of an ultra-light plane business
  3. Reporting requirement
  4. Flight approval
  5. Operation license
  6. Potential issues and outlook