The UK Civil Aviation Authority has required drones to register their devices within 25 days. In addition, they must complete a special online security course and then pass an exam.
The authorities clarified that registration is another way to return lost drones, as well as an initiative that should accustom users to responsible management. Registration costs £ 9, but users need to take an online course and pass an exam. Upon completion, they will be provided with a unique code that must be added to your drone so that it can be found.
In addition to registering the drone itself, each person controlling it must obtain a pilot's certificate, which requires passing a theoretical test. The owner must be over 18 years of age and be responsible for ensuring that anyone who manages a registered drone also has a pilot's license.
Registration is mandatory for drones weighing more than 250 g and must be completed by November 30, 2019. For the flight of an unregistered drone, a fine of up to £ 1,000 may then be imposed.
However, manufacturers in the US have already figured out how to get around this ban: DJI's new drone called the Mavic Mini is a palm-sized device. It is so light that it does not require registration with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This drone weighs only 249 g - the company has made the maximum possible weight, since devices weighing 250 g or more require FAA registration.