The Drone and Model Aircraft Code

For flying drones, model aeroplanes, model gliders, model helicopters, and other unmanned aircraft systems outdoors in the Open A1 and A3 categories
The Drone and Model Aircraft Code published and last updated dates
From: The UK Civil Aviation Authority (opens in a new tab)
Published: October 2019
Last updated: June 2021

Getting a flyer ID before you fly (points 26 to 28)

What to do if you will fly a drone or model aircraft that requires you to have a flyer ID.
Requirements for children under the age of 13.

26. You must pass the CAA’s official online theory test to get a flyer ID

Children and adults must pass the test – there is no age limit.

For data protection reasons, children under 13 must be with a parent or guardian when they take the test and register.

You must pass the CAA’s official online theory test to get a flyer ID.

27. You must pass the theory test every five years

Your flyer ID will last for five years.

If you took your last test under the previous regulations, that flyer ID will last for three years. You can check when your ID expires in the My registration area.

28. Always fly safely and legally

Following the points in this Code will help you to do this.