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Policy Introduction

British authorities allow tourists to fly drones under Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulations. The CAA has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations, and some highlights of these regulations are listed below.

Fly Below the CAA’s Altitude Limit (120 m/400 ft)

Always Fly Within Line of Sight

Check the Local Aviation Authority's Website

Don’t Fly in Dangerous Areas

Don’t Fly Over Crowds and Urban Areas

Stay Away from Aircraft, Airports, and Airfields

Please Note

  • Your drone must not weigh more than 20 kg. If your drone weighs between 7 and 20 kg, please check CAA’s website for additional rules. All DJI Consumer drones are less than 7kg.
  • Keep 150 ft (50 m) away from people and property, unless you apply for special permission from the CAA.
  • Keep 500 ft (150 m) away from crowds and built-up areas, unless you apply for special permission from the CAA.
  • Applications for commercial use and FPV flight are necessary.
  • Check local GEO zones before every flight.
  • British overseas territories like Gibraltar and Cayman Islands have unique regulations. Check local rules before flying.
*The content above is just for reference and is subject to change.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒ Markhume

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒ Markhume

Credit: SkyPixel,Photographer ⓒ Andrew Thomas

Credit: SkyPixel,Photographer ⓒ Andrew Thomas

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒkbrembo

Credit: SkyPixel ,Photographer ⓒkbrembo