Registration requirements for drones and model aircraft
The IDs you need depend on the weight of your drone or model aircraft, whether it is a toy, and whether it has a camera.
Type of ID needed
|Flying weight||ID needed|
|Flyer ID||Operator ID|
|below 250g - toy||No||No|
|below 250g - not a toy - no camera||No||No|
|below 250g - not a toy - with camera||No||Yes|
|250g and above||Yes||Yes|
Working out if your drone or model aircraft is a toy
There is no standard mark to show that a drone or model aircraft is a toy.
Your drone or model aircraft is likely to be a toy if:
- the manufacturer or store you bought it from describes it as a toy
- you bought it from a toy department or retailer
- it is marked as suitable for below age 14 or a younger age group
- it was advertised or packaged to attract children