CAA Quick Start Guide

CAA Quick Start Guide

The CAA have released CAP 1202, which is more or less drone quick start guide. Check it out here.

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You have control - Remember, when you fly an unmanned aircraft (or drone), the responsibility is yours. Be safe, be legal

Always remember:

You are responsible for each flight

You are responsible for each flight

You are legally responsible for the safe conduct of each flight. Take time to understand the rules - failure to comply could lead to a criminal prosecution.
BEFORE each flight, check drone for damage

BEFORE each flight, check drone for damage

Before each flight check that your unmanned aircraft is not damaged, and that all components are working in accordance with the Supplier’s User Manual.
Drone is in sight at all times

Drone is in sight at all times

You must keep the unmanned aircraft within your sight at all times.
YOU are responsible for avoiding collisions

YOU are responsible for avoiding collisions

You are responsible for avoiding collisions with other people or objects - including aircraft. Do not fly your unmanned aircraft in any way that could endanger people or property.
Keep your distance

Keep your distance

It is illegal to fly your unmanned aircraft over a congested area (streets, towns and cities). Also, stay well clear of airports and airfields.
Keep your distance 50 metres

Keep your distance 50 metres

Don’t fly your unmanned aircraft within 50m of a person, vehicle, building or structure, or overhead groups of people at any height.
Consider rights of privacy

Consider rights of privacy

Think about what you do with any images you obtain as you may breach privacy laws. Details are available from the Information Commissioner's Office.
Permission to use drones for paid work

Permission to use drones for paid work

If you intend to use an unmanned aircraft for any kind of commercial activity, you must get a ‘Permission’ from the Civil Aviation Authority, or you could face prosecution. For more details, visit www.caa.co.uk/uas

CAA CAP 1202


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