How to fly drones in London (safely!)

We had the chance to work with a drone coach to experience how drones in London can be manoeuvred safely and responsibly. Without practice, we would absolutely NOT recommend flying anywhere, let alone in dense areas. In fact, there are a lot of irresponsible drone operators who make it hard for others just wanting to capture some great content.

There are rules when flying drones, most importantly you need to ensure the safety of people. Our London drone experience gave us insight into the fact that you need to practice, practice, practice!

Take a look at some of the footage, and you might like to read about what we learnt about flying drones in London and abroad here in this special digital feature. Questions and comments, as always, are appreciated below.

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  1. Adam - May 7, 2019 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Hello,
    Does the law require any certificate to fly a drone in London?
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    • Sarah Blinco - May 9, 2019 at 6:47 am Reply

      Hi Adam, the law is changing all the time and it’s different around the world. Always research where you’re going to – some countries will take a drone from you going through airport security! These safety rules still apply (featured in the vid), but theoretically a certificate is needed in some places. Many of these ‘qualifications’ aren’t yet legit though, so be careful where you spend your money. Do you have any further advice to add? We’re still learning too. Thanks, Sarah and Cooper

  2. Atticus - November 8, 2019 at 7:55 am Reply

    So I should preface this comment a bit. I have a drone that’s registered in the US and I’m visiting London for a week toward the end of November. I was wondering if I’d have to re register my drone in the UK.
    Thanks.

    • Sarah Blinco - November 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm Reply

      Hi Atticus, we’re not sure about this right now. I can’t say whether you need to register your drone or not – if it’s a small drone you can possibly bring it in. What you do need to be very very careful of though, is where you put it up. London’s usually on high alert so use common sense. Don’t put it up in crowded places – maybe go out to the country. Put safety first. Hope that helps. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  3. Jack Smith - November 21, 2019 at 5:35 am Reply

    Informative post – thank you.

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