UK Drone Regulations (2021) in Under 8 Minutes! Geeksvana UK Drone Rules Series

UK Drone Regulations (2021) in Under 8 Minutes! Geeksvana UK Drone Rules Series

Hey everyone! The UK Drone Rules changed a lot at the start of 2021 and sometimes it can be a little intimidating to watch hours and hours of videos to get the basics a hobbyist drone flyer in the UK needs to know. Today on Geeksvana, we will bring you the basic UK Drone Rules you need to know in under 8 minutes! Sean will set a timer and run through what you need to know from airspace, to registration and from privacy to flying over people. For a deeper dive into the rules, you can find our UK Drone Rules Playlist, with many specialist videos covering specific subjects here:

Video resources:

Below are links to the sites, apps and documents mentioned in the video.

UK CAA Drone Code:

Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme:


Altitude Angel Drone Assist App:


Drone Safety Map (from Altitude Angel):

Geeksvana Walkthrough of the Drone Assist App:

To help you revisit this video and check the information you need, here are some chapters:

00:00 – 01:16 INTRODUCTION
01:17 – 01:49 SOME BASICS
01:50 – 02:17 ARTICLE 241
02:18 – 03:16 UK Drone Registration (DMARES)
03:17 – 03:36 A3 Subcategory
03:37 – 04:27 A2 and the A2 CofC
04:28 – 04:50 GVC – General Visual Line of Sight Certificate
04:51 – 04:59 Working with Your Drone in UK (Commercial Use)
05:00 – 05:20 CAA Insurance Requirements
05:21 – 06:20 A1 Airspace & Sub 250g Drones
06:21 – 07:26 Article 16 Authorisation
07:27 – 08:03 Permissible Airspace
08:04 – 08:28 Privacy Basics
08:29 – 08:52 Want More Info? Here’s How
08:53 – 09:03 Drone Masterclass Courses
09:04 – 09:33 Thanks, Subscribe and See You Next Time!



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  1. El Smeghead on September 6, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Excellent, now I can brush up on my drone rules while I hard boil an egg 👍

  2. comedyhunter on September 6, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Nice and concise, perfect ! Saved for reference even though I knew all that its handy to show someone who questions me when flying.

  3. Simon Trimble on September 6, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Excellent video, very informative 👍🏻

  4. Rubinho Drone on September 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Passando para prestigiar aquele super like ✌

  5. Droning about Ireland on September 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Love it Sean and this is all fresh in my head as I passed the A2CofC drone course with UAV Hub a few days ago, only thing I’m concerned about is what happens with my qualification after 2022, is it null and void, i fly a Mavic Air 2 and DJI fpv, I look forward to your video regarding the A2CofC after 2022.

  6. Andrew Hill on September 6, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    thanks sean great viewing as usual

  7. RODPIKER DRONES UK on September 6, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Great job Sean and recap on the rules 👍

  8. Highperactively Czeched Videos on September 6, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Good info Sean, I don’t know if you have covered this but…here is my question… I am heading home as soon as they open up the UK and I want to bring my Mavic Pro 2 over for video and photographs. How or what do i need to do to be allowed to do this. Cheers!

  9. Flying Buzzard on September 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    How many changed since you made this video ?…LOL
    In fact the UK rules are far more relaxed then in the US.

  10. AirScape on September 6, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    I sold my Mavic mini and Mavic air 2. Until the C class drones are available i don’t see me picking up another one. Any clue when we can get some C reg drones?

  11. Andrew Hill on September 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    what I want to know is if you own a Mavic air 2 are they going to issue us with a C label or do we have to but a drone with the C stamp on it?

  12. NLS * on September 6, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Fak the rules. Set up drone fly it simple without registrations. Have some balls you losing masculinity every day idiots.

  13. Flyskydronesuk on September 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Less than 8 minutes very good 👍🏻

  14. MartinDavies on September 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Great video as always. Question though. You mentioned that "when C class drones are released you can over fly people" but then went ahead and said with a sub 250g drone like the Mini 2 (which is a legacy drone) can overfly? But the previous point was that all legacy drones can’t over fly?

  15. Simon on September 6, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Sound solid advice thanks Sean. Questions, whats your take on having a flyer ID lanyard ??? worth while or a waste of time.???

  16. Travels with Rosie on September 6, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Sub 8 mins and got your GVC plug nice. 😉

  17. harryhorton on September 6, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Great Video Geekvanan – most of use need to have a re-cap of the rules now and again – Thanks, 5ValleyDrones. (UK)

  18. Can Fly WA on September 6, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Great video even tho I’m in australia it’s interesting to find out about regulations in other countries.

    However I do question the UKCAA classification system. Do you think that drone manufacturers will add these classifications for UK drones, since it would appear that these are UK specific and will add some increase in manufacturering costs.

  19. The Fly-By Guys on September 6, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Well done Sean. Now breath 😀

  20. velomoho on September 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Great video Sean. Plenty of info in a short space of time & handy to refer back to 👍🏽

  21. weevilinabox on September 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Another great video, Sean. So much info and no timewasting. Will you release revisions and/or updates as rules change?

    Do you know whether "planning to make money" includes uploading to, say, YouTube? Does the answer depend upon whether one’s channel is monetised?

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