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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a license to fly a drone?

You don't currently need a license to fly a drone, but the legislation surrounding drone use is still being honed. It's a great idea to join a group (like Flyby Technology on Facebook) and keep up to date with all the latest information on flying your drone safely.

Where can I fly my drone?

There are Flight Restriction Zones in the UK. You'll need to follow the rules and regulations of the UK Air Navigation Order (CAP393) and ensure you are flying in a safe area. There are tools you can use to help you with this.

What is the Drone Code?

The Drone Code outlines your responsibilities as a drone pilot.

  • You must know how to fly your drone safely, and within the law.
  • You, the operator are legally responsible for every flight.
  • You must keep your drone in sight at all times – stay below 400ft.
  • Do not to fly your drone over a congested or built up area, never fly within 50 metres of a person, vehicle or building not under your control.
  • Never fly in an airport's flight restriction zone or close to aircraft. It is a criminal offence to endanger the safety of an aircraft in flight.
  • Ensure any images you obtain using the drone do not break privacy laws.
  • Your drone should show a valid operator ID if it weighs over 250g.

Can I sell images and videos taken with my drone?

If you have obtained a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC), a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) or an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) then you are a professional drone pilot and can fly your drone for monetary gain within the boundaries of your particular qualification. If you don't have a qualification from the CAA then no, you cannot make a profit from your drone. Flyby offer a range of courses here.

How do I train to become a professional drone pilot?

If you want to make a profit from flying your drone, or change your career and become a drone pilot, Flyby offer top quality drone training courses across the UK. When you purchase a drone from Flyby Drones, get in touch and we'll advise you on the best course for your requirements. We can also advise you on which drone to invest in, so do get in touch on our contact page.