Can I Fly A Drone In My Garden?

Can I Fly A Drone In My Garden?

Drones are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons. They're fun, easy to use, and can be used for a variety of purposes. But before you buy one, you should consider a few things first.

What are the rules for flying drones? 

There are several rules governing where drones can be flown. You must stay at least 500 feet away from people, buildings, vehicles, and other aircraft. You also cannot fly above 400 feet above ground level. And you must keep your drone within sight while flying.

There are two sets of rules for drones. One set is for drones that weigh under 250g. These rules state that you have no minimum distance from people and that you can fly in residential, recreational, commercial and industrial areas. With flying any drones in public you must always fly safely.

For drones weighing more than 250g, there are additional regulations. You must keep drones that weigh more than 250 grammes 50 metres away from people and at least 150 metres away from residential, recreational, commercial, and industrial zones. Flying closer than 50 metres to participants in your activity is permitted.

Information from the Drone Code. Click here to read the drone code.

Where Can You Fly Drones?

If you live in an area with no No Fly Zones then if you follow the CAA Drone Code you can fly your drone anywhere that you want providing that you take off from your property or public property. 

If your drone weighs under 250g you can fly it in your garden according to the CAA’s Drone Code as you can fly a small drone in residential, recreational, commercial and industrial areas.

What Drone Should You Buy?

At Drone Safe Store we are official DJI Retailers with over 285+ Google Reviews. We have several drones that we recommend.

DJI Mini 3 Pro - The DJI Mini 3 Pro is the latest and greatest DJI Mini-series drone featuring a 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor. This sensor is capable of detailed 48MP photos and 4k/60fps video with a flight time of 34 minutes. The unique selling point of the Mini 3 Pro is that it weighs in at 249 grams.

DJI Mini 2 - At just under 250g the DJI Mini 2 packs a punch with its 4k/30fps video capabilities, 4x zoom and 31 minutes flight time.