• When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe.

    Follow these simple steps to make sure you are flying safely and legally. 

    • Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don't fly higher than 400 feet
    • Always keep your drone away from aircraft, helicopters, airports and airfields
    • Use your common sense and fly safely; you could be prosecuted if you don't.

    Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown:

    • within 50 metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures
    • over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events 

    See our quick-start safety guide on flying drones for fun and First Person View's video that explains the basic rules. 

  • 400ft Britain - drone photography and videography competition

    The CAA, in partnership with VisitEngland, has launched '400ft Britain', a drone photography and video competition. 

    The competition is aimed at images of the countryside as drone flyers need to observe the UK Drone laws which prohibit flight over congested areas or within 50 metres of a person or building.

    Visit 400ftbritain.com for more details and to submit your photo or short video.  The competition runs until 31 January 2017.