2019-11-07 09:39:54 UTC
their craft if it weighs more than 250 grammes. Apparently we have 29
days since registering became law.
Upon registering, we are also required to take a knowledge test
regarding piloting these machines as well as be aware, where we may or
more to the point, *may not*, fly our craft. These tests may be taken
as many times as needed to pass and will be valid for three years where
the test must be taken again. The registration will be valid for one
year then must be registered again. There will be the fee to pay again.
Presumably more legislation will follow? Registration fee is £9 at
the moment, the test so far is free in with the registration fee. You
must pass the test before allowed to fly.
Upon reading the various information given out by government agencies,
in the main the CAA [UK], the requirement to register a drone appears to
suggest, only, "if you intend to fly a drone".
Their is no specific mention, as I can see, simply owning and not flying
a drone, will require registration?
The laws regarding flying these things around airfields are very strict
but having read over a few times 'other' requirements, my interpretation
of the laws, would rule out flying these things virtually anywhere
'urban' and extremely constrained anywhere else. Mustn't be flown
within 50 metres of people, buildings, trains, boats. Can't be flown in
public parks. The drone MUST be in sight of the pilot at all times, etc..
I'm very fortunate in that I have a very large garden, 50 metres long in
fact but can never fly my drone there, as too close to people and buildings.
To my question. If I intend to leave my drone under the bed and never
fly it, do I need to register it?