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. Testing Testing on July 27, 2020 at 8:00 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.

  2. Christopher Buckenham photography on July 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

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

  3. Flintyfoto uk on July 27, 2020 at 8:02 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.

  4. stanni fpv on July 27, 2020 at 8:03 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. Phased Spaces on July 27, 2020 at 8:06 am

    AAARRGGHH Corona Sneeze!!! LOL

  6. Adrian Appleyard on July 27, 2020 at 8:06 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.

  7. Aerial Videos R US on July 27, 2020 at 8:07 am

    thanks for the update..

  8. UK DRONE RACING on July 27, 2020 at 8:08 am

    It amazes me that people talk about Tinywhoops as though they are harmless. The term Tinywhoop came from the old Inductrix drone converted to FPV, now a days a Tinywhoop seems to be ANY small drone. I have a 1s Brushless with 18000kv motors. yeah it weighs FA but i still wouldn’t want a child to get anywhere near to it as they would loose a finger or worse.

  9. Langers_ on July 27, 2020 at 8:08 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)

  10. Realist 1801 on July 27, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Had an arsehole fly one over my garden and then say it was ok to take off from his garden, it only takes seconds to do a google search to find out that it’s illegal

  11. Chan Impresario on July 27, 2020 at 8:13 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.

  12. PD Tech on July 27, 2020 at 8:14 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! ⚠️😁

  13. Frank on July 27, 2020 at 8:17 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! 😉

  14. Kenny Brown on July 27, 2020 at 8:20 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.

  15. Ks Gaming on July 27, 2020 at 8:21 am


  16. Flypic on July 27, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Thanks Matt. Jim

  17. Jack Ryan on July 27, 2020 at 8:25 am

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

  18. FPV wannabee on July 27, 2020 at 8:27 am

    As tragic as this story was and still is, the doctors comments have not being proved correct.
    It’s said was inevitable and that their would be many more.
    That was back in 2015…….

    This hobby has been showed globally to be very safe.

    However the potential for serious injury is clear to most and I think the drone code is an excellent source of guidance.

  19. MrKilluminati84 on July 27, 2020 at 8:28 am

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

  20. Gayle Blackie on July 27, 2020 at 8:29 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.

  21. Mr Wiggles fpv on July 27, 2020 at 8:32 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.

  22. Andy Wright on July 27, 2020 at 8:32 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.

  23. borgqueen100 on July 27, 2020 at 8:35 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?

  24. Mark B on July 27, 2020 at 8:39 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

  25. Pierre Havelaar on July 27, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Annoying as it is… you are right!

  26. Funnel FPV on July 27, 2020 at 8:40 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

  27. Eagle Vision on July 27, 2020 at 8:40 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 !!! 👍🏽

  28. Muthasim Fuad on July 27, 2020 at 8:41 am

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

  29. BeyondSpace on July 27, 2020 at 8:43 am

    You also own, and have rights in the airspace above your property; however, these rights are limited. There are two types of airspace – the lower and upper stratums.
    The lower stratum
    This is the airspace immediately above/around the land. Interference with this air space would affect the landowner’s reasonable enjoyment of the land and the structures upon it. You can prevent people from interfering with or intruding on this airspace. For instance, projecting eaves or advertising signs, and tower cranes being used for construction work on neighbouring land but which swing across your airspace.
    The higher stratum
    This is the airspace which exists above the height which is reasonably acceptable and necessary for the ordinary use and enjoyment of the land by its owner – around 500 to 1000 feet above roof space level (Section 76 Civil Aviation Act 1982). Landowners have no greater rights to this airspace than any other member of the public.

  30. LB Ceramics on July 27, 2020 at 8:43 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?

  31. Brian Hamill on July 27, 2020 at 8:45 am

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

  32. Eric Watt on July 27, 2020 at 8:47 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 .

  33. El Smeghead on July 27, 2020 at 8:48 am

    This needs to be shared to ALL the U.K. drone Facebook groups. Especially the dozens of Mavic Mini ones.

  34. FR3NZYFPV on July 27, 2020 at 8:48 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.

  35. andrew maudsley on July 27, 2020 at 8:51 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

  36. Darren Elenor on July 27, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Great videos as always Matt,

  37. BoopaFPV on July 27, 2020 at 8:52 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?

  38. VigPlane01 on July 27, 2020 at 8:53 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??

  39. Mr Sam L Edmunds on July 27, 2020 at 8:53 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 😊

  40. Christopher Buckenham photography on July 27, 2020 at 8:57 am

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

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