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I’m looking at getting my first drone, think the Mavic mini.. do I need a licence for it or anything in the uk? Or can I just fly it?
right okay, and is the licence a online test?Currently you can fly it as it's under the specified weight for a licence requirement. However, if you add anything to it (like blade protectors) that weighs any more than a gram, it will be illegal to fly without a licence.
There are 2 separate things, the flyer registration and the online test Which is free, And the operator Id Which costs £9. The test is so easy anyone can pass. In fact you can (or at least could) take it without registering or paying anything To try it. My wife passed with full marks and she’s never touched a drone yet alone knows anything about them.right okay, and is the licence a online test?
If you want to fly the air or air 2 you will now also need to take the A2CofC on top of the DMARES registration and theory. I’m doing mine, but lots of people probably won’t want the expense and hassle and will stick with the mini so they don’t have to.
It absolutely is I’m afraid. Pleasure and commercial will become one and the same in December 2020With the new EASA regulations.Why do you need A2CofC it’s not a requirement to fly a drone for pleasure. Nothing has been said on the web that it’s a requirement ?