What Is The Transitional Period?

A Transitional Period is currently running in the UK up to January 1, 2026, to give manufacturers the chance to bring out C0-C4 drones which are recognised by the UK CAA.

Currently, no class markings are recognised in the UK, including drones which have received a class marking in the EU.

The Transitional Period was due to finish in the UK at the end of 2022, but has subsequently been extended.

This means that you can continue to fly your current DJI drones - to become known as legacy aircraft - in accordance with Transitional provisions. In the UK, ignore all references to class markings on drones.

For more details, read our in-depth guide to UK drone laws.


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