CAA Consultation on UAS (Drone) Regulations

CAA urges drone users to respond to significant consultation on proposals

CAA UAS Drone Consultation

Following the CAA Call For Input the UK CAA has now published its consultation on its proposals to change UK UAS regulations. This includes mandating Remote ID – a highly controversial move.

The consultation will run for 8 weeks, until 10th January 2024.

Read and respond to the consultation here: Drone users urged to respond to significant consultation on proposals.

Among the changes proposed are (in the CAA’s words):

  • Simplifying regulations by reducing complexity in operational requirements in the ‘Open’ category, renaming operational sub-categories to ‘over’, ‘near’ and ‘far’, and removing confusing exemptions for ‘toy’ drones
  • Increasing education and understanding of regulations, by requiring flyers of drones under 250g to take the free online Flyer ID test, increasing the guidance and information digitally provided to users via their drone controllers and displays, and improving our guidance material
  • Improving drone safety and security by implementing product standards for drones through a system of class-marking
  • Enabling safe and secure airspace through the introduction of Remote ID, geo-awareness and geo-fencing functionality for certain categories of drones
  • Supporting the drone sector by giving more time for UAS operators to adopt class-marked drones and implementing more flexible product assessment procedures for manufacturers

Read the FPV UK official response document here.


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