Where Are The C Label Drones? UK Drone Rules – Geeksvana

Where Are The C Label Drones? UK Drone Rules – Geeksvana

Hey everyone! Up next on our UK Drone Rules series and we are focusing on the upcoming C label system which will mean your drone will require the right label to fly in the different UK airspace. In this video we explain what drone classes are and which class drones will be needed to fly in which airspace subcategory of the open category. We also sit down with Andrew McQuillan of Drone Masterclass to talk about why we haven’t seen labelled drones yet and how long it could be before we see drones like the DJI Air 2s with a label. Let us know your comments on this topic in the description.

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00:00 – 01:09 Introduction
01:10 – 01:33 Not About Legacy Drones
01:34 – 04:31 A1 Airspace & C0/C1 Drones
04:32 – 05:19 A2 Airspace & C2 Drones
05:20 – 06:05 A3 Airspace & C3/C4 (plus legacy) Drones
06:06 – 06:52 Article 16 Authorisation (Special Mention)
06:53 – 07:58 Where Are C Label Drones in The UK?
07:59 – 18:17 What Needs to Happen / When Might We See C Label Drones
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  1. Mister Drone UK on October 8, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Very informative video. Thanks very much!

  2. Graham Cooper on October 8, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Good info Sean, so those of us with drones before 2021 all have to fly in A3 go away and die zone and be at least 164 feet from a uninvolved person? So we got to get up at the crack of dawn to avoid a soul or drive to somewhere out in the middle of no where I guess

  3. Lyn Smith on October 8, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Another good informative video

  4. Stephen Forbes on October 8, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Why cant they test existing drones and certificate them, bit like an mot.

  5. Ninja Geezer on October 8, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Great insight and will explain to the people who are so down on DJI …..

  6. b9y on October 8, 2021 at 8:21 am

    I have an Air 2s….hoping it gets a properly decent marking aha. Hmmm…

  7. Hubsan Choice on October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Thanks ,really informative,I foresee a lot of accidents and extra claims under the DJI CARE package come the classifications being issued !!!!

  8. Potcheen on the road ☘ on October 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Feic i think im going train a seagull

  9. Lias on October 8, 2021 at 8:29 am

    I just bought an Air 2S and came across this video. If it does not get the C rating does it mean that with the A3 restriction applied in 2022 I will not physically be able to fly it near buildings – will it be restricted by geofencing? Or is it just a rule which you should adhere to?

  10. andrew maudsley on October 8, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I’m not paying a club to fly under artical 16, I’m fly somewhat safe with zero intent to hurt anyone, CAA can try and make money otherways thank you

  11. JohnnyD RC on October 8, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Hi Sean I guess I’m going to need to register a quad I’m the US, but that’s it. I just fly under 250gm anyway. I get to stay as a hobbyist. I just wanted to ask if you know what class I will need to get to fly my full-scale airplane with a headtracker on front. LOL. Thanks again for the update.

  12. Phillip Dridge on October 8, 2021 at 8:35 am

    My wish would be gain the A2 CofC (I have one) and carry on and fly our legacy drones indefinitely. Seems simple to me. I don’t want or need a C category drone, I’m very happy with what I have now. Ps Fantastic video. Really informative ❤

  13. zigzagsox on October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    I wish they would hurry up so I can start printing out my stickers.

  14. TRAIL ADVENTURES UK & BEYOND (Mike &Sue) on October 8, 2021 at 8:39 am

    I have the Mini 2. Air 1 and zoom 2. I’m not upgrading until they have the c stamp on them. 🥂🥂

  15. Shaun the Drone on October 8, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Great info Sean, even for us out here in Spain. Many thanks for sharing the info 🙂

  16. Harvey M Photography on October 8, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Wow, loads to think about in terms of upgrading my MA2 or not, great video thanks 🙏

  17. MrAbletospeak on October 8, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Can I fly my DJI mini 2 anywhere then?

  18. P&P on October 8, 2021 at 8:48 am

    First video I’ve come across which explains very clearly all the new categories for drones and airspaces. Because of that, I’ve subscribed

  19. Eric Watt on October 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

    How are you and yours doing . Hope am not going to die while flying my Yuneec H ?? Thinking on buying the DJI mine two so that i can ply with in on Sunday

  20. David Chamberlain on October 8, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I’m a little confused by why you are saying the specifications for C labels are not agreed yet, wasn’t that the point of the new legislation changes to state the classes of drone & their requirements?

  21. John Owen on October 8, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I have a MA2 and a H Plus and operate under Article 16 rules when near to people or built up areas. i.e. only on the sticks. There have been suggestions that A16 authorisation ay be extended beyond the end of 2021, in fact you mentioned similar in this vid. Is there a consensus about this after the end of 2022? I love both my birds and I’ll do GVC if I have to rather than shell out for new gear.

  22. Flyskydronesuk on October 8, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Great information as normal thank you 🙏🏻

  23. john godfrey on October 8, 2021 at 8:56 am

    hi so i can fly my dji mini 2 i am reg and insured so i can fly from my garden john nottingham

  24. EVE LBS Studio on October 8, 2021 at 8:58 am

    The normal UK government farse

  25. James Lakeman on October 8, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Well presented content as always Sean. Like many I’m holding off further purchases of drones until we get confirmation on if retrospective C class labels will go ahead or drone manufacturers release C class rated drones. It feels like we are in limbo at the moment awaiting these drones come to market and like myself operators don’t want to invest their money in tech that will become redundant in a very short space of time

    Maybe I’ve just cracked it, Micro drone 4.0 will be the first C class rated drone to market which is why the release date keeps getting moved back 🤔😆😆😆

  26. Steve Trumm Film Productions on October 8, 2021 at 8:58 am

    I’m not buying til they sort it……

  27. Markone on October 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    I wait which is a shame because I buy it today otherwise.

  28. Richard C on October 8, 2021 at 9:01 am

    As you mentioned in the video dji have done more than enough research and development on items and on one of there pages it does actually say they may be able to retro fit c labels based on the the drone safety aspect and be sent off or have a firmware update to complete the final things needed , dji have already ticked all the boxes and have pretty much everything in place. It will make a huge difference to flying and I watched your video base on if the air 2s could be made a none legacy. Its a shame its going to be like a drone graveyard end of next year 😕

  29. Steve Trumm Film Productions on October 8, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Not as much as DJI’s sales team I suspect…..😇

  30. shaun wilson on October 8, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Is no one concerned that certain brands will be unscrupulously stamping their drones just to get a sale ?

  31. Jamie Monkey on October 8, 2021 at 9:05 am

    I’ve come to the conclusion. The misinformed CAA, the registration and labels are all one big money making joke On the public.

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