Drone Laws and Regulations in England

Find out whether you are allowed to fly your drone in England and what

rules apply or whether it is prohibited in general. We do not assume any liability.

 

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RECREATIONAL DRONE PILOTS (HOBBYISTS)

Is private drone flying allowed in England?

Yes, but you need to apply to the rules listed below.

A special permission is not required.

Maximum Height

Max 120m / 400ft

> 120m / 400ft approval required

Maximum Distance

None, but must be kept in line-of-sight of the operator at all times

unless approval for beyond line-of-sight has been given

Maximum Take-Off Weight

None

Competence Statement / License

Not required

Day Times

Day time operations only unless approval has been given

Labelling Requirements

Not required, but recommended

Drone Liability Insurance

Not required, but highly recommended

COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS (PROFESSIONALS)

Is commercial drone flying allowed in England?

Yes, but you need to apply to the rules listed below.
We're currently working on getting more detailed information.

Max 120m / 400ft

> 120m / 400ft approval required

Maximum Height

Maximum Distance

None, but must be kept in line-of-sight of the operator at all times

unless approval for beyond line-of-sight has been given

Not required, but recommended

Labelling Requirements

Maximum Take-Off Weight

We're currently retrieving more information, please check back soon

Day time operations only unless approval has been given

Day Times

Drone Liability Insurance

Not required, but highly recommended

We're currently retrieving more information, please check back soon

Competence Statement / License

Drone Ban Zones

State institutes

Federal authority constructions

Regional authority constructions

Airport control zones (CTR)

Minimum 50m / 164ft distance from people and private property

Minimum 150m / 500ft from Crowds and built up areas

Hospitals

Operation sites of police, military, search- and rescue forces

You must always yield right of way to manned aircraft!

FOR DJI DRONES ONLY!

Please note that there are several constant and temporary drone ban zones (known as no-fly-zones) that either won't let your drone take-off at all or that will ask for a permission of yours.

Please click at both graphics to spot all blocked / restricted areas near your desired flying location.

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