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UK Civil Aviation Regulations
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For flying drones, model aeroplanes, model gliders, model helicopters, and other unmanned aircraft systems outdoors in the Open A1 and A3 categories.
How to make sure you have what you need to get started flying legally.
Legal height limits, distances from people, and areas where you must not fly. Restrictions on flying near to airports and spaceports.
What to do before, during, and after a flight.
Making sure that you don’t invade anyone’s privacy when you’re out flying. What you can and can't do with photos and videos.
What to do if you will fly a drone or model aircraft that requires you to have a flyer ID, and requirements for children under the age of 13.
What to do if you’re a drone or model aircraft operator.
Carrying out less common flying activities.
Drones and model aircraft in the law
Updates to the Drone and Model Aircraft Code
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