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Can I Fly My Drone?

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Disclaimer

The information on this website is intended for the purpose of guidance only, and should not be taken as consent to use a drone at any of these venues without prior permission.

The data is correct at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.

Please consider any local by-laws that may forbid the use of drones in areas not depicted on the site (such as royal parks or similar).

Please be aware that you may be asked you to provide information about the purpose of your drone footage, and arrange for your visit to be supervised by a representative in order to grant filming permission.

This website has not been certified by any governing body and the information contained on it is used at your own risk.

Learn more about the dos and don'ts of droning at www.caa.co.uk/drones

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Drone FAQs

What is a drone?

A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV - which is a robot that can fly autonomously with a remote control, or from software controlled flight plans.

What are they used for?

Drones are used for many reasons in public and private sectors but consumers often use them to capture aerial photography and video footage. Drones capture a bird’s-eye view of a location or area that can be too difficult or dangerous to capture using other recording or surveillance equipment.

What does aerial photography mean?

Anything shot from the air, whether it's be video or photos. In the past the most common aerial photography involved helicopters, now with powerful battery powered drones on the market, aerial photography is more accessible than ever before. It’s only natural for travel photographers to want to fly their drones around the famous attractions around the world.

What does the law say about drones?

In the UK, drones must be operated in accordance with the law, whether they are being used for recreation or commercial purposes. If operating commercially, a Permit For Aerial Work (PFAW) must be obtained from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

To operate within the law, all drone flights must take place within line of sight of the pilot which in practice is no further than 500 metres, but may be less if you are flying a small aircraft. No flight must exceed 400ft in altitude - this may bring you into conflict with manned aviation.

You are NOT permitted to:

You must also have permission from the appropriate landowners.

How can I get a drone license?

If you’re planning to fly your drone for commercial reasons, you are required to seek permission from the CAA. You can apply for permissions to use your drone from the CAA online here: www.caa.co.uk.

So, where can I actually fly my drone?

Good question! Each attraction in the UK (and the rest of the world) share different rules and regulations on whether you can fly your drone. That’s why we’ve created an easy to use guide to check and save you breaking an aviation laws!

See over 100 attractions where you can and can’t fly your drone here: www.caniflymydrone.com

Further information on drone flying laws in the UK can be found here: www.caa.co.uk/drones

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