Open Category and FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation Infographics

These two infographics show the 2021 UK drone regulations in an easy to understand graphical format. They serve as a quick guide to explain both the Open Category Drone and Model Aircraft rules, and the FPV UK Article 16: Operational Authorisation rules.

Open Category drone rules in a nutshell

This infographic explains where you can fly, the permitted separation distances from uninvolved people, when you can ‘fly over people’ (both intentionally and unintentionally).  And the type of aircraft you can fly. It also shows where you can fly and with what types of aircraft, with or without an A2 CofC. Have a peek to see the specifics.

FPV UK Drone rules: Open Category infographic

Always remember to fly safely.  ‘A person must not recklessly of negligently cause or permit an unmanned aircraft to endanger any person or property‘ Article 241 of the ANO. This always applies.

FPV UK Article 16: Operational Authorisation rules

Issued to FPV UK by the CAA – on the basis of our safety record and our member’s handbook and procedures.  As a member you can fly any unmanned aircraft upto 25kg in weight under the operational authorisation, so long as you agree to follow the guidance and rules in the FPV UK handbook.  Your flying must be recreational in nature and you must fly with direct control inputs.

Click on the infographic below to see the regulations in more detail.

FPV UK Drone rules: Article 16 Operational Authorisation infographic

Listen to FPV UK CEO, Simon Dale, explain this Article 16 infographic here.

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