Drone Registration Update

Below is a quick summary of what the CAA reported on the 21st October 2019 as to what will need to be done in regards to drone regulations.

Everyone who flies a drone above 250 g outside.
You can register from 5th November 2019, you must be registered by 30th November 2019 onwards.
How much?
£9 per year.
What is FlyerID?
A code you need to have on you when flying any drone. To obtain the code you must complete a 20 question multiple choice test every 3 years, you must get at least 16/20 correct. This is free.
What is OperatorID?
A code you receive after paying £9 every year to attach to all of your drones.
But I have PfCO!
Then you don't need to do the 20 question test. you still need to pay £9 every year.
What if I just ignore all of this?
If you operate your drone you may be subject to a fine if you fail to produce, when requested by a police officer the relevant codes.
What extra resources are the police getting to enforce this?
None for now. Next year possibly more stop and search powers.

For the full report from the CAA view it here: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Our-role/Drone-and-model-aircraft-registration/
The government currently have a bill going through parliament which you can read here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2019-2020/0017/20017.pdf
You can find a government summary of the bill here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-laws-to-combat-illegal-use-of-unmanned-aircraft-and-modernise-airspace

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Posted by Sam Humphreys