Drone Code

When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe. Follow these simple steps to make sure you are flying safely and legally.

On 13 March 2019 the restrictions on flying drones near airfields changed. It is now illegal to fly any drone at any time within these restricted zones unless you have permission from air traffic control at the airport. For more details see the airfield restrictions website.


The UK Dronecode is published by the Civil Aviation Authority to assist drone users in flying safely.

Download the Drone Code (PDF)