Mavic Mini NEW Regulations GAME CHANGING UK Drone Laws (COMING THIS NOVEMBER 2020)

Want to enjoy more freedom with a drone than ever before? Then the DJI Mavic Mini has become a seriously attractive aircraft to have, thanks to changes to new UK laws.

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A recent tweak to the upcoming regulations has suddenly opened a world of possibilities for Mavic Mini pilots when the laws start in November – allowing them to fly over people, close to buildings and even in congested areas – all without needing to sit a drone training course or obtain commercial permissions.

The amendment – classing some drones on their flying weight instead of maximum take-off mass – means that, compared to all other drones in the DJI eco-system (apart from the toy Tello) the Mavic Mini will be subject to the most relaxed set of rules under the new legislation.

This is excellent news for recreational flyers. It is also a game changer for some commercial pilots who could use the rule changes to their advantage and utilise the Mavic Mini for jobs such as real-estate photography, or certain inspection missions.

However, there are exceptions – so it is important that you read this blog to know exactly where you stand with your Mavic Mini, come November.

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  1. Tim Jones on June 13, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Had my mini awhile now and it’s great. I have also just purchased a Mavic Air 2, which classification will this sit in? Looking to do A2 CofC in the next few weeks

  2. 10:4 Rubberduck LANIGAN on June 13, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Hi all, hate to break your bubble but the CAA have announced that all drones weather legacy or new classifications of which no one knows what they will fall into will have to have tracking devices added to them and this will push the mavic mini over the 250g weight limit. Mad times 😷

  3. R&CTV on June 13, 2020 at 7:10 am

    How about renewing operator ID? any update?

  4. john deacon on June 13, 2020 at 7:11 am

    I have had a read through the cap1789 and come to the same conclusion I’m looking forward to November.
    I have contacted dji to try and persuade then to release the 18min 1100mah battery into Europe not just japan as this would make to mavic mini weight 199g that would allow users to have some accessories install without going over the 250g flying weight.
    Might be worth heliguy trying to persuade them aswell as a retailer they would be more likely it if they think there is a market for them

  5. enchodus on June 13, 2020 at 7:15 am

    the new regulations stink, the hobby will progressively become more and more restricted.

  6. Deltamike on June 13, 2020 at 7:23 am

    In the case of aircraft failure while flying over people, even 100 grams falling from 200 feet can ruin someones day. I know I would not be too happy if that injured me and I would sue making the pilots day – if not life – even worse. Purely saying the pilot should not endanger people means to me, DONT overfly people. Just how many pilots use common sense NOT to overfly people remains to be seen.

  7. saudamini pandey on June 13, 2020 at 7:27 am

    First view

  8. Steve Rose on June 13, 2020 at 7:29 am

    I don’t think the upcoming regs are anything like this. They were due this summer and there’s lots of confusion at this time. I’d advise people to investigate further because this looks contrary to everything I’ve read.

  9. Allan Jackson on June 13, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Hi. What happens after Nov 22? Will I have to operate my Mini under the restrictive Open / A3 rules or will CE certification be able to be retrospectively applied to common models? Thanks

  10. FenceUp on June 13, 2020 at 7:33 am

    When did it change from max take off weight to flying weight?

  11. Jono White on June 13, 2020 at 7:38 am

    I already have the Mavic air 2 but I’m so close to buying the mini I’m just not sure about the new regulations though. Will it be easier to fly the mini than the Mavic air 2 with the restrictions incoming ? Thanks

  12. Carmine Di Giacomo on June 13, 2020 at 7:42 am

    beautiful!! like35 subscribe… subscribe and too? ciao

  13. MrDjiMavic on June 13, 2020 at 7:43 am

    After just having my Mavic Mini confiscated by the Police today I would advise serious caution when flying in the UK.

    We were charged with flying in a ‘Built Up area’ which was in actuality a large public park, we were flying responsibly, easily over 150metres away from any other people in the park at take off,
    the park was almost deserted due to lockdown still mostly being in place in Scotland, and we didn’t fly over anybody’s head, had literally just lifted off and got to 40metres height straight up, when two cops appeared out of nowhere and demanded we land.
    No idea when we will get the drone back and if/how much of a fine we’ll be facing yet.

    Was only our forth flight after getting the drone this month, gutted. 🙁

  14. Gerard Morgan on June 13, 2020 at 7:45 am

    I can’t help but think this might open the door for irresponsible persons to potentially put others at risk.

  15. bedrascal on June 13, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Whoopee! The one I ordered from you arrived yesterday—–I’m in love

  16. Paul Edwards on June 13, 2020 at 7:52 am

    There is a requirement to read the manual. I’m looking forward to the new rules, let’s hope irresponsible operators to not ruin it for the rest of us.

  17. david douglas on June 13, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Is this a wind up ?

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