New Drone Registration Rules for DJI Mini & Mini 2 – Jan 21

New Drone Registration Rules for DJI Mini & Mini 2 – Jan 21

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The new rules for flying drones come into effect 31 Dec 2020. The UK Civil Aviation Authority have new rules to match the new EASA rules and now you MUST register your DJI Mavic Mini and Mini 2 or risk a big fine for flying illegally. It’s pretty easy and I go through exactly how to register your drone and get your Flyer ID and your Operator ID.
Note: There are now 40 questions for the Flyer ID online test and lasts 5 years

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  1. George Orwell holding a rifle on September 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Not registering anything. I don’t submit to draconian anti fun regs.

  2. Red Dragon on September 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I’m fine with a fine of upto a fine £1000.

    Edit: Jokes aside, I’m 19, my father is a BMFA member and I’ll slap a BMFA reg sticker on the Mavic Mini I just bought yesterday, that’s all I need.

  3. Alto Scene on September 16, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Ian, hope you’re well! I’ve just ordered my first drone, the DJI mini 2! Can’t wait for it to arrive. I saw you answered a question on a forum regarding home insurance covering your drone! I’m just wondering which company offers this cover as I’m wanting protection and the DJI care cover seems pointless if I can cover it with my home insurance! Thanks in advance!

  4. Col of the Wild on September 16, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Really useful information. I just bought the Mini 2 and there was no point of sale advice on registration and I wasn’t aware of the new regs initially. I’ve not got and operator ID and the flyer ID but agree with you that the system doesn’t account for the skill of the user while ever the flyer ID is not a requirement. Good video thanks for posting!

  5. James Bentley on September 16, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Can I stick it on the top of the drone? <~~~~~~ so no one can see it : p

  6. Canadian Traveler on September 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I have flown my drone so many times and always do the safe way. Stay away from people and crowded places or fly high and not too close to buildings. There is no drone police other than common sense.

  7. Phil Pritchard on September 16, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I’m still confused. I hold a PfCO, registers my mavic air and have a flyer ID. If I buy the mini 2 can I then fly commercially on a housing estate to get shots for estate agents if I’m not flying over groups of people? Do I need another qualification to do this or not? I mostly do property photography and if I can get away with it having to be 50m from the nearest property under my control it would be a huge benefit to me

  8. Kenny Vandango on September 16, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Noticed the test has already doubled in size, here it shows 20 questions. When I took this test it had 40 questions 👍🏼

  9. Stephen Gibbons on September 16, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Just read a YT comment saying renewal now gives a NEW and longer Operator ID No.

  10. Ben Kerr on September 16, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    So is there an advantage in buying an older drone for less red tape?

  11. Antonin Vedel on September 16, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Ok. Bit shocking. Nobody tell you this when you buying a drone. So how does this work if I want to fly as well my partner. Do we have to be registered. And we both need to pay the 9 pound fee. Bit confused

  12. Nathan Hoe on September 16, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I’m 14 so can I not fly now or just not sign up

  13. P on September 16, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Great videos and very informative to someone who is looking at buying their first drone(mini2). Is there a booklet or downloadable pdf somewhere where I can read the new drone rules. I’ve looked on the CAA website but can’t seem to see a downloadable format. Cheers

  14. buzzikea on September 16, 2021 at 11:42 pm


  15. bocian6666 on September 16, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Turning air into gold. Safety has nothing to do with it. Where I live planes often goes down way below 400ft which is illegal but if they crash into your legally flying drone , you will go to prison. Massive discrimination to lawfully flying drone pilots

  16. lustyinstigator on September 16, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this info. Since I don’t like in the UK, this is great info to know before I come over with my mini 2. Cheers!

  17. Stealth Warrior on September 16, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Thx Ian. I may just get a Mini and fly it w/o the bureaucratic BS registration crap. They and gun rights idiots only cripple the law-abiding.

  18. iBen Triathlete on September 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve searched everywhere and I can’t find a definition of ‘Drone Weight’ as in legacy, take off weight is clear and defined, it includes payload, easy to understand.
    So is legacy drone weight as per the manufactures specs, ie just drone and battery not including pay load, ie skins, strobes, operator stickers etc?
    What say you oh wise one? 🤔

  19. SirNocte89 on September 16, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Thx Ian for explenation that’s what i was looking for

  20. Fred Pallesen on September 16, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    can you fly in any contry or do you need to register in UK if I’m visiting (from NO)
    you did not say anything about insurance … EC 785/2004

  21. crm2507777 on September 16, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Well I’m not buying one now!!

  22. Andy Yeoman on September 16, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    So once your registered does the caa send you the stickers for your drone?

  23. Michael Fairall on September 16, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Ian
    My wife will be working in the UK soon and I will more than likely be visiting her on a regular basis ..I have a Mini 2 that I will be bringing with me …Would I need to register before I enter . Any info would be appreciated

  24. Steven Wood on September 16, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    I think it’s a bit of a scam but whatever it’s only £9

  25. Bob Dawkins on September 16, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    This is ridiculous!!!!!!! Nobody said anything to me and there was no warnings at all about requiring a registration ID -_-
    Thanks for making the video… Could you confirm please what actually you do need to fly legally. I didn’t think it would be any different from remote control chopper or something you can fly around in a field with. When you purchase from DJI website, there’s also no warning or information about needing to get anything else for flying.

    What is required please?

  26. Kevin Evans-Jones on September 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks cleared that up for me as I am looking to purchace a Mini2 over the next week or two.

  27. Mickey McH on September 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    It’s a complicated issue. UAVs have been around since the beginning of aviation. One one hand, at least here in the US, the model aviation community has policed itself successfully without any government regulation since the 1930’s, however, it was a hobby centered on aviation, not photography. Model aviators had to be able to fly the model or have a very thick wallet to pay for the damage. There were no cameras, no FPV and pilots had to fly much closer to the pilot then what is possible today. A simple blade strike could cost $100 – $200 and a couple hours of time to replace the bent shafts, blades and do a mechanical setup. Now technology has pretty much eliminated the need for skill so anyone can buy a quad and successfully "fly". The lower cost of bargain quads add to problem of people children who are not really invested in the hobby being able to pay a couple hundred bucks and go create havoc. I’ve even seen bargain quads on the market that boast about being able to attach water guns. On label use of a quad with a water gun is not good for the hobby but the off label uses are even more disturbing.
    I saw regulation coming back in late 2000’s when small helicopters came onto the market with the use of lipo batteries, brushless dc motors, electronic gyros and the ability to put 2 billion transistors in the space of an eraser head. No more need for nitro, skill or the investment of a huge chunk of change. I knew "problems" were on the horizon, and now the problems blossoming. I digress.
    Here in the US we are not required to register under 250 grams but I throw my numbers on my Mini 2 because if I use the original Mini batteries (higher capacity, NOT the ones made for Japan sale which are about half the weight and capacity) it puts the Mini 2 over 250 grams.

  28. SmoothCruizer37 on September 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Go away dope us.

  29. Coldcustard on September 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I got my operations ID and flyer ID last year. Last week I was given a Mini 2 for a present. I dug out my old label printer, stuck on the label. Within a minute I was flying and landing in my back garden. I experienced very high winds around 200ft. The drone warned me and quickly descended whilst the drone repositioned itself with gps. Im just about to take my C of C exam too

  30. Pugwash on September 17, 2021 at 12:01 am

    It sort of makes sense, but doesn’t. I only found out about the operator requirement for my Mini by accident, and have since registered and written my number on my drone. I can see people falling foul because the laws have changed.

  31. Jon on September 17, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Money making exercise as per usual with the uk government, just like the construction CSCS card

  32. Nick B on September 17, 2021 at 12:02 am

    I’ve sold my DJI Spark and I am leaving the hobby. The show has been spoiled by idiots and I now have a better hobby.

  33. Ben's DJI Drone footage on September 17, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Hi great video I have purchased my mini 2 about a month ago and didn’t even know about registration. You would think it would say on the box

  34. john godfrey on September 17, 2021 at 12:02 am

    lan can i fly my dji mini in the garden you are the only one tells me the truth john nottingham

  35. Paul Houghton on September 17, 2021 at 12:03 am

    If yoiu have a UK flyer and operator ID can you fly in other countries on holiday ( if we are ever allowed on holiday) , asking for both EU countries and none EU countries .

  36. Dean Baker on September 17, 2021 at 12:04 am

    You only need a licence is you are using the mavic mini and magic mini 2 for Commercial use

  37. Xeriox01 on September 17, 2021 at 12:04 am

    This never got passed. Cna only applies in the UK. Good thing I’m never going there

  38. Prelude View on September 17, 2021 at 12:08 am

    What is the rule about drones having an output identifying Identification signal going forward?

  39. Ian in London on September 17, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Bit of a loaded question, but what do you think of the new rules for the Mini & Mini 2? Should it stay under the radar for registration?

  40. Iain Lennox on September 17, 2021 at 12:10 am

    £9 this year, £50 next year and who knows, no thanks.

  41. Mark Shaw on September 17, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Great upload, clear and easy to follow…thanks !

  42. Adam audi on September 17, 2021 at 12:13 am

    This is why I switched back to four wheels instead of four props, money making greedy tw##s

  43. Callum Stevens on September 17, 2021 at 12:13 am

    What amuses me is how you only need the operator ID to fly this (and not the flyer ID). But if you want to let other people fly it, as the operator you have to check to make sure they have a flyer ID (even though you don’t need one)

  44. Mary Anne Jennings on September 17, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Hello Ian, great videos, this one is very informative, I ‘ve just got Mini 2 – looking forward to using it, I’m in Newcastle (Australia) and investigating our Drone Laws, before I get into full experience with the drone. Your work is great! thank you – Peter Jennings.

  45. Mobile Freelancer on September 17, 2021 at 12:15 am

    With the flyer Id am I right in saying this can be used anywhere without restrictions like parks beaches etc

  46. Console on September 17, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Makes sense. It’s about responsibility rather than damages at sub 250g.

    Causing a nuisance? Police will nab you via the operator number*

    *The operator number by law must be readily identifiable. ICAO Annex 7 3.3.3 as referenced in the ANO.

  47. Steve’s RC’s on September 17, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Hi, great channel, quick question though.. I’ve owned the Spark for a few years now and have my flyer ID and operator ID, next week I’m upgrading to the Mini 2, will I need to get a separate operator ID paying an additional £9 or will I be able to register a 2nd drone and be able to use them both without any extra cost ?

  48. Nishaan Patel on September 17, 2021 at 12:20 am

    The registration absolutely makes me laugh considering a pigeon is 500g on average in weight.

  49. John Damage on September 17, 2021 at 12:22 am

    How do self-built 5inch freestyle/racing drone sit within the rules

  50. Mitja Mulec on September 17, 2021 at 12:24 am

    You also have to write register number in Dji Fly app.

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