Flying safely and responsibly (Points 1 and 2)
1. You’re responsible for flying safely whenever you fly
As well as flying within the law, you should always be ready for something to go wrong with your drone or model aircraft. This is especially important if you fly your drone or model aircraft over people.
You could be fined for breaking the law when flying your drone or model aircraft.
In the most serious cases, you could be sent to prison.
2. Always keep your drone or model aircraft in direct sight and make sure you have a full view of the surrounding airspace
This is the best way to be sure of spotting any nearby hazards in the air or on the ground and avoiding collisions.
You must be able to see your drone or model aircraft without using:
- a telephoto lens
- electronic viewing equipment, such as a smart phone, tablet or video goggles
Normal glasses and contact lenses are fine.