Drone Safety

Having purchased a DJI Mavic Air recently, I’m becoming aware of the many restrictions being put into place, over all these are a good thing, but as with any hobby, there will always be the few who will not adhere to the law. Common sense does play a big part when flying a drone.

I will try and post info here as and when I become aware of them. I do not fly commercially, I have one to enhance the films I make.

Download the latest Drone Code released July 2019

From 30th November 2019 if you have a drone over 250g you will need to pass a test and register your drone with the CAA before you fly.

 

Airfield Restrictions updated 13th March 2019

On 13 March 2019 the drone flight restriction zone around airports and airfields changes. The government has introduced a new rule stating that the 1km restriction from the airfield boundary is replaced by a restriction using the airfield’s existing aerodrome traffic zone, which has a radius of either two or two and a half nautical miles and then five kilometres by one kilometre zones starting from the point known as the ‘threshold’ at the end of each of the airfield’s runways. Both zones extend upwards to a height of 2,000 feet above the airfield. It is illegal to fly any drone at any time within these restricted zones unless you have permission from air traffic control at the airport or, if air traffic control is not operational, from the airport itself.

For more information on this and drone safety visit Drone Safe UK