UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Drone Regulations

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  1. roger jones

    roger jones Well-Known Member

    Commercial regulations are different again...

    But under 20kg and non commercial and the following seems to apply.
    (I am not a lawyer or an employee of the CAA, this is just what I have found so far. Hope it helps)

    For recreational drone flights you may want to read this:

    https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Recreational-drones/Recreational-drone-flights/

    And if you want to fly FPV then this:

    http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=7891
     
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  2. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    I didn't read it all, but I liked how they tied the license test to a practical flying test. If drone popularity continues I think the laws will eventually evolve to require something like a drivers license.
     
  3. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    It's a pain FPV is 400 feet out 400 feet up and you need a spotter with you so it becomes LOS for them as a spotter
    If your doing it as a pro you have to take a flight test by a qualified CAA tester to get a licence
     
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  4. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Gotcha - very similar here - except for the flight test.
     
  5. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Blah blah blah my kit is all legal & if I got a spotter then that does me.
    If I haven't then I go middle of nowhere with about a 3 miles circle & put the 600mw on. Cops don't really bat an eyelid. But they do bate. What I thought was a local scallywag was quizzing me about my gear then asked if I would be interested in a jail run. I told him no & packed up. Well some woman we know was murder by her husband a few weeks ago and guess who was parked outside for the first couple of days. This bating copper. So I goes over & says hello.
    He basically said it was a good job, I was a good boy. I just shook my head & walked away saying he needed to get back on the beat as he couldn't run very far.
    He ain't catching me in my see you laters.
     
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  6. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Too funny, Moz.

    Scallywag - haven't heard that one in quite a while. I think it's time to bring it back into popular usage.
     
  7. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    be prepared to swallow your SD card :confused:
    If ya being nawty.
     
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  8. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    I used to fly at an historic house never had a problem used to have lots of families come over and ask about the helicopters , then one day some twat crashed a phantom in to the back of the house when the house owners got hold of the phantom they saw it had a camera and looked at the footage all the person flying was recording was the Windows and doors at the back of the house to find a way to break in , so now no one can fly on the grounds of the house any more
     
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  9. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Bummer. Did they catch him.?
    Surely there was dabs all over the quad.
     
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  10. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    I don't know not been back real shame as all the grass was super short and flat
     
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  11. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    That sucks. Leave it to the criminals to figure out how to use technology for nefarious purposes. Hope they caught him.

    I assume you mean fingerprints, Moz? Love learning new little phrases. Over on this side of the pond, dab has a completely different meaning.
     
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  12. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Finger prints = dabs :D
     
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  13. GlassKnees

    GlassKnees Well-Known Member

  14. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Tea leafs will use any thing that will help them
     
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  15. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    LOL - I had to google that one.
     
  16. GlassKnees

    GlassKnees Well-Known Member

    Uh, guess that was lost on me.... :cool:
     
  17. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    If I'm guessing correctly, google says that "tea leaf" is Cockney slang for "thief".
     
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  18. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Yes my dad was a cockney born to the sound of Bow bells so I talked cockney till he died that was when I was 9 so can't remember if all but here is a few words
    Whistle and flute is suit
    Apple's and pears is stairs
    Daisy roots is boots
    Ache and pain is rain
    Al Capone is telephone
    Acker Bilk is milk
    Air gunner is stunner ( when your talking about a lady )
    Mutt and Jeff is deaf
     
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  19. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Favourite movie = lockstock & 2 smoking barrels or is It Snatch. That's a hard one.

    Telephone ain't Al capone m8,
    it's dog & bone. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    I haven't been on your side of the pond in over 20 years, but the only ones I remember are:
    bees and honey - money
    laugh and a joke - smoke
     
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