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UK Drone Bill 2018 – What you need to know in 3 minutes(ish)

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🇬🇧 UK Gov announced timetable for NEW UK Drone Laws. Here’s my 3 minute 🙄 guide to whats coming our way. What’s your view? Let me know in the comments below.

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34 Comments

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    Chris A
    March 15, 2018 at 1:45 am

    I am all for safety guys I fly my drone in countryside away from everyone and no matter what laws come out I will continue to do this fly safe .

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    paul zug
    March 15, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    It won't stop the retards. It bullshite. Another way of suppressing the population…..cotton Wool anyone! ..

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    Stress Tech
    March 17, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I don't get it! we get all these laws and UK and USA, drone attack a Yemeni family without a trial (court)…
    What ever happened to their safety???

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    Nik Leiser
    March 18, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    400feet is the most ridicoulos thing ever..here in Germany most areas are Airspace G (mostly 1000feet). It makes no sense to own a big(ger)Sailplane because of these stupid laws. And what about foreigners like me (If I would travel to UK)?

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    Tiago Higgs Rad
    March 20, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Good information, thank you. But you don't really need to copy Peter McKinnon. Do your own thing

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    amaroudis
    March 20, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    So all of this already happens in the USA. We have to register the drone with the FAA for $5 for leisure, and if you want to get a commercial license, it is much more and you have to pass a long test. Rules over here are keep it under 400 feet and keep it line of sight. And the DJI app will prevent you from flying some places do to restricted flight zones. I see not have an issue with all of these rules. I still feel like all the laws and rules for UAVs are fairly relaxed. One day, someone will do something VERY stupid with a drone and it will ruin it for the rest of us.

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    Roland Lawrence
    March 26, 2018 at 11:43 am

    whats the current altitude limit in the uk then? before this new 400ft limit…

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    Guide504
    March 29, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Police have powers now ….

    Just no staff!!

    The CAA have no interest in drones or the potential business they make the whole process for commercial operation obtuse and very costly. But most of all despite being given direct evidence of unlicensed commercial opperators they do NOTHING!!!!!! so very simply I would operate under all the safety aspects of the ANO but not bother with the PFCO until the CAA start supporting the law abiding holders. If they prosicute and you have followed all the safety mitigation and process they will only be able to pursue you on the grounds of not paying a 'tax'.

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    Mavic Pro Tony
    March 29, 2018 at 10:37 am

    fpvuk goggle it good insurance 5 million covered

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    celt67
    April 1, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    1 entire minute of rambling shit before he gets to any points.

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    ybot77
    April 2, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    What will they do about diy racing quads

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    Cozzy
    April 4, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Does this apply to fixed wing too? You know, the bigger, faster, heavier models we fly that can't stop and loiter if there's a problem? No? Just the scary 'drones'.

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    stuart fillingham
    April 5, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Although i dont really have a problem with the proposed law, most of it is common sense that people should already be observing. i dont think for a moment that it will address any of the problems they say it is intended to solve. The type of individuals who have created the concern are still not going to adhere to it! its just going to make it more expensive and complicated for genuine sensible users. As for insurance yes i can see that its a sensible idea sort of! but pedal cycles and horses on the roads here cause untold property damage in accidents every year not to mention deaths, and thats before we take things like skateboards (motorised or not) in to account. will they be forcing third party insurance requirements on cyclists and horse riders etc? I think not! This seems to be a clear case of uk government ill conceived knee jerk legislation to me, something they excel at!

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    I Macey
    April 5, 2018 at 9:01 am

    The bad people will fly without comforting to these laws, the good people will have to pay as normal

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    Bryan A
    April 7, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    To summarize its rubbish to buy a drone in england!!!

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    Eugene S Smith
    April 9, 2018 at 3:49 am

    You have NO RIGHTS as a 'subject of the crown". You are led to delusion by your 'leaders', to 'believe' you have 'rights'.

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    Its Cam Damnit
    April 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I am concerned for long range fpv flight. I can comfortably and sensibly control my drone over a 2km distance but in certain conditions cannot maintain a line of sight. I know my equipment well, and how to handle it well, and for me the most interesting aspect of drones is the ability to fly and see where you normally can't. I would love an exemption, tested or otherwise, for competent fpv recreational 'pilots' to be able to enjoy their hobby (safely) without line of sight. A reliable GPS module and return to home features should allow for this, but I just can't see the government understanding that if they aren't hobbyists themselves, and what's the chance of that?

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    paulkazjack
    April 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    If my drone weighs 251grams blah blah blah fuck it I can't be bothered with writing this going to bed it's late…..

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    Andrew Cole
    April 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Too annoying to watch!

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    Jason Reid
    April 16, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Ha duck that shiz we will be nuked before it happens

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    Zeel Patel
    April 22, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Can i fly my spark on the street and over the people

    If i fly what happens with me

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    seth augusto
    April 22, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I have your fucking law deep in my ass.

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    Russell Featherstone
    April 26, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Any advice for tourists visiting the UK? I'm sure they can't register without the UK documents?

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    Jordan Mills
    April 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    is that 400 feet just above the ground it's directly over? or sea level? cause i'd like to take my drone mountain climbing and be sure when im well above 400 feet myself that i can still use my drone fine

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    paul Smith
    May 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I few over a police station in Northern Ireland last night and the police were at my door within 5 minutes of  landing it in my back garden. Amusingly they didn't have a clue to the regulations and had to contact their base to fine out. Obviously my drone posed a security risk hence their visit.

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    Shine Bright Studio Photography
    May 9, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Here in usa we ready have them rules i thought you guys ready had sames rules we have sign our drones up but never heard u have to pass a test. Well if own a dji drone u have pass their test to fly the drone. and we have pay 5 bucks to uncle sam to register our drones i think its one way for the government to make money.. the gov saying its a fee nope its tax

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    luke boardman
    May 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hi there just bought mavic air fly more just for hobby. Anyway I live in UK and now worries to open the box to fly it coz of rules. Do you have any more updated about what the rules are. By the sound of it I'm gonna return it back coz of rules or it is worth keeping. 🤔🤔

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    luke boardman
    May 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Ok thanks. My used of it is just for hobby, no commercial is that still ok. Great videos and info from your work. Thumbs up 👍👌

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    Torin Storkey
    May 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    please just do a jump cut instead of hitting the camera.

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    SashaLogan7
    May 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Wait so do I have to now register my drone now?

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    geoff pike
    May 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Yet another tax on anything that becomes popular.

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    Simon Everett
    May 18, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Hopefully they wont make the rules so stupid that you cant fly in most places I recently got a drone about 2months ago, there are lots of places I consider to fly, checking the nats app helps, but if we are to take a test and register then, more places should except those registered drone operators, easier like national trust parks etc, and not have restrictions.

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    Michael Orme
    May 18, 2018 at 8:27 am

    The way it works is to make these things appear reasonable. You think well that's 'reasonable'. Reasonable rules, reasonable fee etc. Then every year or every time some idiot does something stupid (who probably isn't registered anyway) they make the rules more and more ridiculous in response to the drama that is the media in this country and also start cashing in on a new source of revenue for doing nothing except ruining your hobby.

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    SiliquaeSid
    May 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    The "government" has no authority anyhow. LAW comes FROM THE PEOPLE, NOT some asshats who are PUT in (you think your vote means anything)? As long as you are sensible and don't DELIBERATELY hurt others, there is no crime. If you DO cause someone a problem, you are obliged to apologise and offer to make things right HONOURABLY, oh, but that would imply there is such a thing as HONOUR left these days.

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