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THE DRONE CODE

We all know how fun and addictive it is to fly drones, especially when the sun is shining and you just want to get out there and fly. Before you do though you need to make sure that you are flying safely and abiding by the drone laws.

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FOR HOBBY FLYING

Hobby flying is quite straight forward but there are regulations that you need to consider before taking flight.

  • You must fly responsibly and avoid any wreckless or negligent activity.
  • It is against the law to fly above 120m (400ft).
  • It is against the law to fly within 3 miles of an airport boundary.
  • You should fly no further than 500M.
  • You must maintain line of sight of your drone at all times. This is so that you can see and avoid other things when flying.
  • Do not fly within 50M of any buildings, vehicles or people who are not under your control, and avoid flying overhead people.
  • Avoid flying within 150M of crowds of over 1000 people.
  • Please don't fly on private land without permission from the owner.
Hobby Flying

FOR COMMERCIAL FLYING

Commercial flying can be a much more restrictive environment as your drone needs to be registered and permits to fly need to be issued from the CAA.

  • All of the rules and laws as stated in 'Hobby Flying' above, must be followed unless permission has been given from the CAA.
  • You will need to obtain valid insurance for your drone and for any operational activity.
  • Any drone flights conducted on behalf of a business, for financial gain or any other form of benefit requires a CAA Permission for Commercial Operation.
  • You must fly responsibly and avoid any wreckless or negligent activity.
  • For more information see:
Commercial Flying

DON'T WORRY, ENJOY YOURSELF!

We know at first it can be a lot to take in but our trained staff are more than welcome to provide you with advice or answer your questions over the phone or via email.

Finally, we want all of our customers to fly safe, but also enjoy their purchase from us. We understand all of the rules may sound scary but as long as you perform your pre-flight checks, stay sensible and stay 500M lateral, 120M vertical and 50M from people, vehicles or buildings you will be fine.

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