Following a complaint of a low flying drone over the town, Sussex Police have asked us to remind residents of the rules that should be followed by ALL drone users:
- Always keep your drone or model aircraft in direct sight
- Never fly more than 400ft (120m) above the surface and stay well away from aircraft, airports and airfields
- Never fly closer than 50m to people. Even when your drone is more than 50m away from people it is safer to avoid directly overflying them
- Never fly closer than 50m to buildings, cars, trains or boats
- Never fly closer than 150m to a crowd of 1,000 people or more
- Never fly directly over a crowd . Never fly closer than 150m to built-up areas
- Never fly directly over a built-up area
- Never fly in an airport’s flight restriction zone
It is illegal to fly a drone or model aircraft between 250g-20kg that does not show a valid operator ID.
There are also different rules for different weights of drones and there are different rules for small private drones and commercial drones when it comes to using cameras and such.
For further information click here: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Our-role/Drone-and-model-aircraft-registration/