A simple guide to Drone Use

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Online Watch Link (OWL) have kindly provided the following information regarding drone use having been asked a number of questions during previous lockdowns.

Anyone flying a drone either recreationally or commercially has to take responsibility for doing so safely. When members of the public fly a drone in the UK, it is their responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe.

In simple terms these are:

  • Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don’t fly higher than 400 feet
  • Always keep your drone away from aircraft, helicopters, airports and airfields
  • Use your common sense and fly safely

Drones should not be flown over congested areas and never within 50 metres of people, vehicles or buildings that are not under the control of the pilot.

Many drones nowadays have some sort of camera on them.

One of the team who has an interest in drones and flies one himself in his spare time has taken the above photo from 120 metres (400 feet) to give you an idea of what can be seen.

Hopefully this will reassure those of you who queried what drones can see when fitted with a camera.

Also attached is a copy of the Drone Code.

For any further information please visit https://dronesafe.uk

You can report unsafe or nuisance drone activity on 101 or online at www.herts.police.uk.