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UK Drone Laws

Once upon a time in the UK, drone laws allowed pilots to fly without registration if  their drone weighed less than 250 grams. The new drone regulation from 31 December 2020, means that any drone with a camera must be registered with the CAA, even if it weighs less than 250g. Drones under 250g without a camera do not need to be registered.

Drone laws vary in different countries, so it is important to understand the laws in the country that you will be flying. The UK drone laws protects people and infrastructures of the country. You need two types of licenses if you want to fly a drone with camera in the UK:

  • Take an online theory test to get your Flyer ID; costing just £9.
  • Must register for an Operator ID.

Weighing under 250g, DJI Mini 2 drone is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. With the drone laws in the UK, you must register your drone and get the appropriate license.

If you want to fly commercially, meaning you will use your drone to generate some form of income; you need to take the PfCO CAA (Permission for Commercial Operations) exam. Make sure to familiarise yourself with the Drone Code and the Drone Registration Scheme before you fly a drone in the UK.

Still in doubt? Click here for some of the key drone rules.


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