Flight rule summary for SUA/SUAS aircraft in the UK
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Last updated Aug 2019
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CategoryPilot
Restrictions
Aircraft permittedPilot in charge Flight operationSUSA
Recording camera /
Data aquisition
Max Flying WeightMax AltitudeMax DistanceSpotter requiredFlights allowed in Class G airspace
(excl. FRZ)
Flights allowed in congested areaMin distance from others during takeoff and landingMin distance from others during flightEvents or assembly of more than 1000 peopleSpecial
Restrictions / Limitations
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HobbyNoneAllLOSNo7kg400ftVLOSN/ANoYesNoneNone
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HobbyBMFA
SAA
LMA
FPV UK
Airplane
Heli
LOSNo7kgVLOSVLOSN/AYesYesNoneNone#1 Conventional aircraft only
#2 Excludes multirotors
#3 Incapable of autonomous flight
#4 Member of exempt organisation
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HobbyBMFA
SAA
LMA
FPV UK
GlidersLOSNo14kgVLOSVLOSN/AYesYesNoneNone#1 Gliders only
#2 Max 400ft above pilot
#3 Incapable of autonomous flight
#4 Member of exempt organisation
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HobbyNoneAllLOSNo7-20kg400ftVLOSN/ANoNot over or within 150 meters of any congested areaNoneNone
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HobbyNoneAllLOSYes7kg400ft500mN/ANoNot over or within 150 meters of any congested area30m50mNot over or within 150 meters of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons
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HobbyNoneAllFPVN/A3.5kg400ftVLOSMandatory
Competant
Observer
NoNot over or within 150 meters of any congested area30m50mNot over or within 150 meters of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons
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HobbyBMFA
SAA
LMA
FPV UK
Airplane
Heli
FPVN/A7kg1000ftVLOSMandatory
Competant
Observer
YesNot over or within 150 meters of any congested area30m50mNot over or within 150 meters of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons#1 Conventional aircraft only
#2 Excludes multirotors
#3 Incapable of autonomous flight
#4 Member of exempt organisation
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HobbyBMFA
SAA
LMA
FPV UK
GlidersFPVN/A14kg400ftVLOSMandatory
Competant
Observer
YesNot over or within 150 meters of any congested area30m50mNot over or within 150 meters of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons#1 Gliders only
#2 Max 400ft above pilot
#3 Incapable of autonomous flight
#4 Member of exempt organisation
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Other Key Rules
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A person must not recklessly or negligently cause or permit an aircraft to endanger any person or property
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A person may only fly the aircraft if reasonably satisfied that the flight can safely be made
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Notes:-
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Pilot Flight operation - means Pilot in Command of the vehicle is operating under LOS or FPV
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Min Distance refers to people NOT under control of the pilot. NOTE: distance not applicable to other club members for recognised UK Model Aircraft Associations
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FRZ
Flight Restriction Zone of an airport/runway
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ATZs centred on mid-point of longest runway with a radius of either 2nm or 2.5nm depending on the individual runway length and layout, and extending from the surface up to 2,000ft above the level of the aerodrome
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Runway protection zones are additional zones that measure 5km in length by 1km in width that extend from each runway threshold into the approach to that runway. Their vertical dimensions are the same as the ATZ
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