Drone Licence Guide
Find out what you need to become a drone pilot with the heliguy™ drone licence calculator.
Do you need a licence to fly a drone?
Not every drone pilot needs a drone licence. Under new UK drone laws, this now depends on the drone you have and where you plan to fly it.
A drone licence can be applicable for both commercial and recreational pilots. However, there are cases where a licence is not required, for instance, if you are flying far away from people.
Use our drone calculator below to find out whether you need a drone licence and, if so, which licence is best suited to your DJI drone.
Choose your drone
Click a drone below to show the available training and licence options.
DJI Mavic 3
DJI Matrice 300 RTK
DJI Phantom 4 RTK
Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced
DJI Mini 2
DJI Air 2S
Mavic Air 2
DJI Mavic Mini
DJI Mavic Air
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI Inspire 2
DJI Matrice 200 V2
DJI Matrice 600 Pro
DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
Register to fly with the CAA (UK Civil Aviation Authority).
Drone Pilot Registration
The majority of drone pilots will need to register with the CAA (UK Civil Aviation Authority) and get an operator ID and/or flyer ID.Operator ID
If you’re responsible for a drone or model aircraft, you are required to register as a drone operator to get an operator ID. This costs £9.Flyer ID
If your drone weighs over 250g, the drone pilot must register and get a flyer ID. There is a 40 question multiple choice exam. This is completely free.
Drone Licence FAQs
Frequently asked questions about drone licensing and training.