The Drone Code
The UK Drone Code is published by the Civil Aviation Authority to assist drone users in flying safely.
When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe.
Always keep your drone or model aircraft in direct sight
Never fly more than 400ft (120m) above the surface
Never fly closer than 50m to people
Never fly closer than 50m to buildings, cars, trains or boats
Never fly closer than 150m to a crowd of 1,000 people or more
Never fly closer than 150m to built-up areas
Never fly directly over a crowd or built-up area
It’s important to remember that it is illegal to fly a drone or model aircraft between 250g – 20kg that does not show a valid operator ID. All pilots need to be aware that you are responsible for each flight. Legal responsibility lies with you, and only you. Failure to fly responsibly could result in criminal prosecution.