WHAT IS THE LAW WHEN FLYING A DRONE PRIVATELY?
- You are legally responsible for the safe conduct of each flight, so you must take time to understand the rules.
- You must check the drone for damage before each flight, and make sure that all components are working correctly.
- You must keep the drone insight at all times when flying.
You are responsible for avoiding collisions with other people or objects – including aircraft.
Don’t fly your unmanned aircraft within 50m of a person, vehicle, building or structure, or overhead groups of people at any height. Also, stay well clear of airports and airfields.
Think about what you do with any images you obtain as you may breach privacy laws. Details are available from the Information Commissioner’s office.
If you intend to use an drone for any kind of commercial activity, you must get a ‘Permission’ from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).
It is not just important that commercial pilots stay safe and learn the rules and regulations, it is also massively important that everyone even hobbyist understand what they need to do to stay safe! If you have friends who are not aware of these simple facts for flying, please try and spread the word!
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