Drone and model aircraft registration

05 Nov
2019

Drone registration becomes mandatory from 30 November 2019

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme goes live on 5 November 2019.

There will be two elements to the online system:

  • Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator. The cost for this will be £9 renewable annually.
  • Anyone flying a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to take and pass an online education package. This is free and renewable every three years.

250g is the equivalent of 8.8oz and as such all drones save for the smallest and lightest will be caught.

Both of these requirements become law on 30 November 2019.

The registration system is now available at https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/

Law correct at the date of publication.
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