Weight of the drone
We assume your drone weighs less than 250g
120 meters (400ft) from the ground
Flying close to people
Remember, you must never put people in danger. Even small drones and model aircraft could injure people if you don’t fly them safely.
If you’re flying a drone or model aircraft that’s below 250g, you can fly closer to people than 50m, and you can fly over them.
Not allowed to fly near large crowds of people
residential, recreational, commercial and industrial sites
You can fly small drones and model aircraft that are lighter than 250g at residential, recreational, commercial and industrial sites.
Remember, you must always fly safely.
Examples of residential, recreational, commercial and industrial sites
Residential sites include:
- individual residential buildings
- small groups of residential buildings
- housing estates
- cities and towns
Recreational sites include:
- tourist attractions
- sports facilities
- beaches and parks
- theme parks
Commercial sites include
- shopping centres
- business parks
Industrial sites include:
- rail and transport hubs
Stay well away from airports, airfields, spaceports and aircraft
If you endanger the safety of an aircraft, you could go to prison for five years.
Respect other people and their privacy
Don't take videos or photos of peoples back gardens or though their windows
Make sure you can be clearly seen when you’re out flying
This is to enable people to contact you
Keep photos and videos secure
Delete images you no longer need
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