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UK drone registration opens: £9 annual fee and online test required

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:12 am
by ProvokedPrawn
UK drone registration opens: £9 annual fee and online test required

https://www.pocket-lint.com/drones/news ... gistration

Worth knowing if you own a drone or plan on buying one.

Re: UK drone registration opens: £9 annual fee and online test required

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 pm
by Projectblue
Thanks for this. Have a DJI Phantom 2 and although I don't fly it much at all, at least I shall be legal.
Of course if you are going to do illegal things such as fly it around Gatwick or take drugs into prisons, you probably won't bother registering lols.

Re: UK drone registration opens: £9 annual fee and online test required

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:30 am
by ProvokedPrawn
Indeed. Daft really isn't it. I'm getting a Mavic Mini so I can circumvent the law. Lolz

Re: UK drone registration opens: £9 annual fee and online test required

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:49 pm
by Spawnsy
Aye, seems silly, but then they can throw the book at you extra hard if you don't have a license /and/ you're up to no good as well. It's a kin to proof of intent to do wrong.

Re: UK drone registration opens: £9 annual fee and online test required

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:55 pm
by Hevlikn
Given the potential for damage to aircraft, it hardly seems silly. Especially when the professional/TV grade stuff can weigh into the 10's of kg, and fly up to 10,000ft.

£9 is a very reasonable fee, and a small burden on top of the Airspace/operation permits required for flying near the public - these are the overly restrictive policies, not the licensing.