The Drone code

Don’t fly near airports or airfields

Remember to stay below 400ft (120m)

Observe your drone at all times – stay 150ft (50m) away from people and property

Never fly near aircraft

Enjoy responsibly

Stay well away from aircraft, airports and airfields 

If your drone endangers the safety of an aircraft it is a criminal offenceand you could go to prison for five years

Always keep your drone in sight 

This means you can see and avoid other things while flying

Stay below 400ft (120m) to comply with the dronecode 

This reduces the likelihood of a conflict with manned aircraft

Always ensure your drone is airworthy and safe to fly (batteries are in good condition and all components are secure)

Keep your drone, and the people around you, safe

Keep the right distance from people and property 

People and properties – 150ft (50m) Crowds and built up areas – 500ft (150m) and don’t overfly

You are responsible for each flight 

Legal responsibility lies with you Failure to fly responsibly could result in criminal prosecution