STOP Flying drones in YOUR GARDENS!!! ⚠️(Unless you can stick to the DRONE LAWS) | Mr MPW

STOP Flying drones in YOUR GARDENS!!! ⚠️(Unless you can stick to the DRONE LAWS) | Mr MPW


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The UK Lockdown has been in place for a few weeks now and hopefully, we’ll start to see things easing to some degree, soon…

Yesterday’s video caused some incredible debate and showed that whilst the majority of you agreed that we shouldn’t be flying recreationally with our drones at this time in the UK, some of you stated that you were flying in your gardens so you could enjoy flying… Whilst this isn’t illegal in and of itself; you need to make sure you’re aware of the rules and can maintain the required separation distances at all times.

Which many of us cannot…

If you want to know more you can check out the UK Drone Code HERE:

And here is a link to the story about Oscar Webb, who was injured by someone flying a drone outside his home and unfortunately lost the sight in one eye as a result:

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  1. Colonel McTavish on April 4, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I am very fortunate to live down a country lane where I am over 200m from the nearest house, we have a huge garden and an empty 6 acre field out the back. I’ve been flying frequently keeping my flight times up 😊

  2. PD Tech on April 4, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Matt! I wasn’t wearing my mask when you sneezed all over me⚠️😯😷☢☣😕
    Good thing I have some dettol wipes handy for my screen, eeewwww! ⚠️😁

  3. Kenny Brown on April 4, 2021 at 12:45 am

    I agree Matt people shouldn’t be flying if they can’t do it legally, but then people break the law all the time in different ways. So down to individual choice.

  4. stanni fpv on April 4, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Alot of it depends on what your flying in your garden if its whoop class up to 85mm I don’t see the problem providing it has prop guards

  5. sky cam video on April 4, 2021 at 12:48 am

    You can fly in garden now with new rules.

  6. Gary Eaton on April 4, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Everyone is breaking the law footballers Surfers camper van drivers

  7. Darren Elenor on April 4, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Great videos as always Matt,

  8. Mr Moon on April 4, 2021 at 12:51 am

    To much bullshit rules around drone flying,
    I got one a few months ago then looked into all the restrictions, and where I could fly it,
    I sold it and got a nikon p950,
    Best thing I ever did,

  9. Vig on April 4, 2021 at 12:51 am

    But the "Drone Code" doesn’t says that you shouldn’t in private areas like your own house are you sure it not only for public applications??

  10. Testing Testing on April 4, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Well better bin my Tello then, only just starting the hobby and getting practise in the back garden with obstacle avoidance and a bit of counter wind controlling whilst 25m up with this little drone… It was fun until I’ve watched this, Hobby ruined.

  11. SubZeroWasHere on April 4, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Honestly the law is bs anyway

  12. Adrian Stewart on April 4, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Would the A2COFC be different ? About them video Please .

  13. Chan Impresario on April 4, 2021 at 12:56 am

    I spent £550+ on a drone and a year later they confused everybody with laws.
    I don’t feel like paying out more as they made it so expansive like a driving test, so must ask can I fly a drone after lock down as its so small. If not I will have to sell my drone for half the price i got it.

  14. Heist7777 on April 4, 2021 at 12:57 am

    I’ve just got into drones because I’ve recently been given one and I can’t believe how much rubbish you guys take. Clearly the CAA don’t want drones in the sky. They’ve made it difficult on purpose and they’ll keep moving the goalposts.. how long will it be before they change the rules for sub 250g drones? I wouldn’t just take what they say, I’d be campaigning against some of the nonsense rules. After all these rule don’t make it safer, it just confuses things. I would he more than happy to be test and tuition or use my drone in a recreational spaces, buy if I do a2 coc I still have to fly in the middle of nowhere in a couple of years when I get relogated back to a3. So what do I do buy a mavic mini 2 and wait for them to change the rules again?

  15. Adrian Appleyard on April 4, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Technically correct about the regulations. However, the human factor will as always come in to play. Good deterrent would be to name and shame those who show they are breaking the uk law when posting on social media sites. PS the young boy who lost his eye was due to being hit by a 250 racing drone that are far dangerous than mini whoops.

  16. LB Ceramics on April 4, 2021 at 12:58 am

    It’s all a bit confusing even though you speak so well. My son wants a Hubsan h501s for his birthday, could he fly it in a field?

  17. Steve's Drones on April 4, 2021 at 1:03 am

    I was testing my eyesight.

  18. Flintyfoto uk on April 4, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I have been hovering at take off height just to drain the batteries. No higher than me. It’s safe and works well. Although technically a breach I think it would be difficult to prove and enforce any wrongdoing. Just my opinion.

  19. Muthasim Fuad on April 4, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Hi. How do i obtain a license to fly a drone? Thank you.

  20. Marcin Michalak on April 4, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I think it the best time to fly a drone is u need to stay at home

  21. Max on April 4, 2021 at 1:11 am

    This is crazy. I can fly my helicopter from an airport into my friends garden and take off and land. The 500ft rule doesn’t apply to landing and take off. Yet I can fly my drone 😂

  22. Mr Wiggles fpv on April 4, 2021 at 1:14 am

    The fact that a tiny whoop is regulated and you can’t fly one with your kid in your own garden is actually so stupid. My tinywhoop weighs 27grams all up weight only way that can hurt someone or something is if I shoved it down their throat. Really makes me angry, if you consider the numbers of tiny whoops flying out in the world and one person got hurt it’s really a drop in the ocean. Realistically if that’s the approach, then we shouldn’t be allowed to wear shoes because technically there’s more accidents related to shoes then there are tinywhoops and even bigger drones for that matter.

  23. BoopaFPV on April 4, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Hmm I wonder how most of the UK you-tube FPV quad reviewers get away with encroaching on their neighbour’s property 50 metre rule whilst showing off the greatest or next best whoop/ toothpick?

  24. Marcin Michalak on April 4, 2021 at 1:16 am

    It sound like u cant fly anywhere, good luck flying in someones field.

  25. Aerial Videos Drone Photography on April 4, 2021 at 1:17 am

    thanks for the update..

  26. andrew maudsley on April 4, 2021 at 1:17 am

    fly naked to avoid getting done with the drone, also swing left and right, again you will not get done for the flying, this also gets rid of the spotter

  27. DroneOn on April 4, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Hey Matt, watching this from Lockdown 3.0 😢 it would be great to see a follow up vid to this, as we now have the rules in place 👍

  28. Pierre Havelaar on April 4, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Annoying as it is… you are right!

  29. Phased Spaces on April 4, 2021 at 1:22 am

    AAARRGGHH Corona Sneeze!!! LOL

  30. Langers_ on April 4, 2021 at 1:23 am

    I’m 15 and have a mavic mini but only have a flyer ID, i want to be able to make money with my drone (like selling stock footage to businesses and people) and do not have the money to do a big course or something to allow me to do this. What can i do? (i have read government commercial drone rules many times but it isn’t clear to me)

  31. Flypic on April 4, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Thanks Matt. Jim

  32. MrKilluminati84 on April 4, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Emmmm I dont get all the 👎 this man just telling you facts

  33. Mark B on April 4, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Any chance of a complete beginner /noob vid , I do not own a drone at the moment , I was just going to get one but thought I better get an understanding of the rules and regulations first, as I am doing research I am now not sure if I would get any flight time due to my home location and having airports and helipads around. Each day I look at info I come back with a different answer as to is this something for me or not can I get chance to fly it

  34. Jack Ryan on April 4, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Cant i take off from my backyard fly 300ft and fly around then RTH

  35. Eric Watt on April 4, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Thank you for your video all i have ever done is start up my drone and check for updates and just test things at three foot and that’s it and i have the space as its good to have a good wifi for doing updates .

  36. chris barringer on April 4, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Government can get screwed if I’m not going to fly in my own garden. Both my neighbours have no problem with it. So fpv racing and freestyle in my garden is what I’ll do.

  37. borgqueen100 on April 4, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Great channel,Very Clear information,on a note similar to flying drones in gardens -private land attached to your home,I see in my NOTAMS that large model air-planes are being flown in the lockdown,I would of thought as these must be private land and i assume that they are not attached to home property that the CAA would of not allowed it as you would have to travel to the location?

  38. Gayle Blackie on April 4, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I actually think a drone code test should be mandatory for everyone flying a drone. It amazes me how many users don’t have a clue about the rules they must follow.

  39. Eagle Vision on April 4, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Thank you for the videos Matt as always but I have to question the BBC report in relation to a tiny whoop cutting that poor child’s eye I would be more inclined to suggest that it was an open propped micro rather than a tiny whoop as tiny whoops have prop guards all the way round and there isn’t a viable way of those props coming into contact with an eye . I come from an fpv background especially micro class . I struggle to believe what the mainstream media report . Not saying it wasn’t a drone but I believe it would have been a open propped micro class maybe 2 or 3 inch quad not a tiny whoop . Any how thank you for all the information as always ! And everyone fly safe !!! 👍🏽

  40. Simon Tocker on April 4, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Since buying my drone and doing the test and regitration for hobbyist, it became very apparent that I cant fly my drone anywhere, anything worthwhile filming I need to be close to, most of the UK is private land, so you need permission, national parks not so much as not all public owned and animals, look at this useless FAQ

    Again people asking where can they fly and them telling folk where they cant.

    So, where is allowed, (not just the drone code please I know it, I passed the test) , Some good suggestions to where we could fly, that meets the regs and is interesting to film would be good.
    Anyone got suggestions.

  41. Harry Potter on April 4, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Everything "can" be dangerous in a certain scenario…… Even something as innocuous as a fold up bed can prove fatal in the hands of the mentally feeble. Mildred Bowman, 62, and Alice Wardle, 68, were two sisters killed in Benidorm, Spain, after becoming trapped for four days when their fold-up bed collapsed.
    The case you mentioned with the infant who lost an eye, boils down to adults, (plural) making bad decisions. Firstly the friend flying the 5" drone should of known better than to fly around the tot and secondly, what loving and sensible parent would allow their child to be put in harm’s way?
    It winds me up when you see some muppet on YouTube flying irresponsibly and they have hundreds or thousands of likes. It’s all shits and giggles til it all goes horribly wrong! When it does go wrong it demonizes the hobby rather than the mentally challenged individual!

  42. Andy Wright on April 4, 2021 at 1:34 am

    been flying er fixed wing and helicopter models on the beach on south coast for over 30 years with no issues until now when idiots will divert 1000m across the foreshaw to object to the fact I am flying a drone even if its 5-600m away from them. There seems to be a govt supported emergence of paranoia against the simple act of flying at all. I also shoot and can say its harder to fly my drone legally than to own and shoot a firearm in the UK. How long before those phone cameras, video recorders, go pro’s and camera toting holiday makers are stopped from invading other peoples spaces and privacy then?? UK govt are doing what they do best, turn a molehill in to a mountain then claim success at how good at climbing over it they are. The overkill with SUA law WILL NOT stop the idiots who do dumb things. It WILL NOT help catch the same idiots.

  43. Christopher Buckenham photography on April 4, 2021 at 1:34 am

    ooh ok i really want to get out and make films lockdown is starting to get me down

  44. Christopher Buckenham photography on April 4, 2021 at 1:36 am

    just joined the discord server since iam now veary active on discord

  45. Frank on April 4, 2021 at 1:36 am

    It’s ok Matt, I’ve been flying inside the house; destroying furniture, cutting arms and fingers. So please advise people; don’t fly your drone in your house as well as your back garden! 😉

  46. Steve Edwards on April 4, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Hiya, this still current? I thought at the moment, if you do the online test and get registered, you can fly from your garden as long as you go straight up and to at least 150 feet before moving?

  47. FR3NZYFPV on April 4, 2021 at 1:38 am

    I’m gonna fly my 3inch 245g microquad in the woods round the back of my house and I’m not going to ask the government for permission. Jokers.

  48. Brian Hamill on April 4, 2021 at 1:39 am

    Does this only apply to camera drones and drones with the data acquisition capability’s

  49. grimlightimages on April 4, 2021 at 1:39 am

    What do you think of the new CAA rules, can’t fly over any building of and kind or over people of any kind if your drone is 250 grams or more amongst other rules the way it’s going you will only be able to fly in a field. What’s your thoughts on this ? You cant fly your drone in your garden any more with these new rules.

  50. Scott Mayo on April 4, 2021 at 1:40 am

    It’s just funny how a vast majority of the FPV community never listen to the BMFA/CAA in normal circumstances, but even with all of this going on people still find it impossible to listen to the simple tasks! Just my thought, not very popular tho lol

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