The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5th November.
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 is now £9 per year. You will also need to take and pass an online education test but don’t worry, this is free and renewable every 3 years and can be done easily on line. Both of these requirements become law on 30 November 2019.
When you register, you’ll get an operator ID with your certificate of registration. You must display your operator ID on your drones and model aircraft. You can use the same operator ID for all your drones and model aircraft. We all like to keep our data safe and up to date right so our advice would be to register directly with the CAA and not a 3rd party provider.
We’ve now added the official CAA registration link to our website under memberships but remember, you can’t use this link before the 5th November 2019. Just because you are now registered does not mean you can use your drone commercially. If you need a commercial drone operator? Please visit our homepage.
If you are under 13 years of age? You can only register with a parent or guardian present.