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Philip Bloom “Ouch! I figured you’d want to watch this, came across my feed. New UK regulation in the pipe, but it’s “prototype” at the moment. Anything above 250 grams will be legally limited to 50m altitude and 100m distance and you’ll have to have a permission to fly and it’ll have to be registered.”

EASA’s Prototype Commision Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft Operations will destroy the European drone industry by limiting drones to 50m and 100m away from the operator in hardware! Homebuilt model aircraft and drones to be limited to 250g!

Stand up and be counted. Reply to EASA and write to your MP and MEP before the middle of October!

Link to the EASA Prototype COmmision Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft Operations:

Email address to email EASA about this issue (before mid-October): (DON’T copy and paste someone elses response. It won’t count! Write your own!)

You can watch a video here


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “New rules coming to the UK for drones and model aircraft

  1. I am taking a break from writing my ops manual towards obtaining my PfCO.
    Note, that this has been largely instigated by the EU Commission itself and I quote from the EASA website itself:” requested by the European Commission, Member States and other stakeholders” need I say more!
    The current BMFA news points out that such legislation would be unlikely have any effective bearing against illegal or terrorist acts.

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