Hello Drone Pilots.

In this video we look at whether you can fly you drone in London and what needs to be taken into account.
We have Colin Froud from iRed explaining drone laws and hazards that will have to be thought about when flying in London.

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  1. Flyskydronesuk on October 23, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Do the helicopter 🚁 fly at night time ?

  2. Nellyontheland on October 23, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Rules are there for a reason.

    Flying just outside the ‘zone’ is perfectly ok. If we lose the ability to create an absolute no-go zone, and it just becomes a wishey washy mess then we will lose the ability to fly anywhere.

    Looking forward to a talk on why rules are there and what we can do to maintain them and not ourselves be encroached upon by authorities.

    Nice vid. I live and work in London. I want to keep it MY London and not some NIMBY’s wet dream!

  3. UK BUBBLERS on October 23, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Great video my friend I live in London and I think the main thing is common sense and I got a little not a lot 😁👍🇬🇧

  4. David Tolson on October 23, 2021 at 8:58 am

    I am looking at flying in Greenwich park to get shots of river/cutty sark/observatory. Looking at everything I can find on bylaws for royal parks it looks OK but doesn’t mention drones at all, only model aircraft. For those it says you must stop if an official tells you to but not very clear. Is a drone legally classified as a model aircraft ???

  5. keiying419 on October 23, 2021 at 9:01 am

    is there an app where it will tell you you can’t fly in that area?

  6. kamikazekaos on October 23, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Woman walking is a distraction 🤣🤣🤣

  7. Fran Duncan drone productions on October 23, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Like 30 I bought the zoom 2 Paul due to been in the air and can’t fly far the zoom does wonders for distance captures

  8. Lindsay Heyes on October 23, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Excellent video. There’s no need to fear the rules, just use the freedoms that they leave you, which are considerable.

    I flew in a city park recently, timed it for just before sunset so there wouldn’t be many people, and just waited until they moved away. One bystander wanted to watch, so I got him involved. A railway line was close to the subject, so I videoed it obliquely, but from 50 metres it looked to be almost overhead, and I kept trees between the drone and the railway for safety in case of flyaway.

    It’s not difficult to stay within the rules. Flying where privacy might be an issue, I have controlled from close to the boundary of the sensitive area, keeping the camera pointed away, making sure that the drone never went behind me and that nobody was in sight who might feel that the noise infringed their right to peaceful enjoyment of their property.

    The DJI Fly app once warned me – wrongly – that I was flying where that might be an issue. In an empty car park at 05:30 with a sub-250g drone, it most certainly was not. I had checked for NOTAMs and FRZs, so I clicked the "take responsibility" message and flew on.

    My advice is to never fly without planning it, then enjoy the certainty that you are flying legally.

  9. Jaime Sebe on October 23, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Nice video!!!Livin in London you wonder which areas to fly I used to fly my DJI Mini in my local park where is fine.However, there many people that fly their bigger drones in Central London and you wonder, how on earth they get away with that.

  10. keiying419 on October 23, 2021 at 9:16 am

    may I ask where is the specific area where the helicopter flies? as I don’t want to fly there.

  11. ThatsBigDave on October 23, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Unless you want to fly commercial then the A2CofC in my opinion is pointless, if you join a flying club like FPVUK you can just fly under artical 16 authorisation and it gives you more benefits than doing the A2CofC course, only difference is you can not use it for commercial flying and automatic flying and it’s cheaper

  12. Drone Pilot on October 23, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Article 16

  13. Barney Kennett on October 23, 2021 at 9:21 am


  14. keiying419 on October 23, 2021 at 9:26 am

    where are the congested areas in London?

  15. Relaxation Windows 4K Nature on October 23, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Currently we are going through the procedures of flying in London over Thames. Everything was all in place, CAA, Notam, police notified, but when we notified the PLA they said no. This I haven’t seen covered anywhere so far. They are concerned with height of flight over the river. We are now having a meeting with them to work it through.

  16. keiying419 on October 23, 2021 at 9:36 am

    so the highest we can fly is 400 feet?

  17. Daz on October 23, 2021 at 9:38 am

    With the A2CofC it’s not much different to the sub 250g so with the Mavic Air it’s still safe to fly in built up areas as you’re bound by the 50m horizontal separation distance. Best video so far on clearing up this confusion around London. I know where it’s legal for me to fly in London & have some great 360 panorama shots but I’ve never understood this big red area which I now know is R160 so thank you for this clarification. As stated it’s the takeoff and landing which is the most difficult because of council bylaws and privacy concerns. As for the Regents Park corner that’s not under the NFZ it’s best to avoid all Royal Parks because drones are banned from them. Even though my flights are legal I still feel guilty flying near London 🤷🏼‍♂️ Great video Paul👌🏻

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