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Categories of drone and model aircraft operations
Update to improve wording of links to categories.
Flying using first-person view (FPV)
Details added on the requirements for flying using first-person view (FPV).
Point 3: Fly below 120m (400ft)
Low-flying military aircraft added to examples of types of aircraft to look and listen out for.
Point 7: Stay well away from airports, airfields, spaceports and aircraft
Spaceports added to content.
New image added to show spaceport flight restriction zone.
Link updated to reflect new website address for the CAA’s map of airspace restrictions.
Point 8: Follow any flying restrictions and check for hazards
Detail added for sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Apps and other resources with details of restrictions: drone app point revised following closure of dronesafe.uk website.
Point 9: Get the right authorisation before flying outside this code
Updated links to reflect revised website addresses.
Point 18: Report any dangerous incidents, near misses or suspicious activity
Link to CAA guidance on what must be reported added.
Point 33: Maintain your drone or model aircraft so that it’s safe to fly
Detail added on the requirement that class marks must not be removed.
Point 34: You must renew your operator ID every year
Update to improve wording.
Incident reporting link updated to reflect new website address for the reporting service.
Background: Drones and model aircraft in the law
Link updated to reflect new website address for the Civil Aviation Authority copy of Air Navigation Order with amendments inserted.
Minor content corrections and amendments.
Getting what you need to fly legally
Content related to flyers under 12 removed to reflect revised regulations.
Code updated to reflect implementation of the revised UAS Regulatory Package, which became applicable in its entirety in the UK from 31 December 2020.