What Happens If I Don't Have an A2 CofC?
If you haven’t got an A2 CofC, you could find yourself limited in terms of where you can fly your drone.
Up until January 1, 2026, if you have a ‘legacy’ drone weighing between 500g and 2kg (such as Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom, Phantom Series, Mavic 3 Series, Air 2S, Air 2) and you don’t have an A2 CofC, you will have to operate in the A3 subcategory (far from people), which stipulates that there can be no uninvolved people present within the area of flight, and no flight within 150m horizontally of residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas.
Likewise, if you have a ‘legacy’ aircraft which has a take-off weight of between 250g and 500g – such as the DJI Spark and Mavic Air – and you don’t have an A2 CofC, you will be restricted to flying in the A3 subcategory.
This answer was generated from information sourced from the following pages:
- A2 CofC Drone Training Course - www.heliguy.com/products/a2-cofc-drone-training-course
- heliguy™ Blog - www.heliguy.com/blogs/posts/
- Drone Tutorials - www.heliguy.com/pages/help/