Following the decision to extend the transitional period to 1 January 2026, holders of an A2 Certificate of Competence that references transition and legacy period dates of 31 December 2022, may continue to use these privileges until either the expiry date of the certificate, or the end of the new transition/legacy period (on 1 January 2026) whichever is sooner.
Holders of an A2 Certificate of Competence that references transition and legacy period dates of 31 December 2022, may continue to use these privileges until either the expiry date of the certificate, or the end of the new transition/legacy period (on 01 January 2026) whichever is sooner. A re-issue of the certificate is not required.
I’ve found mine not that useful for flying in A2 since I don’t have anything that fits in that weight bracket, but for md being able to fly in a1 transitional is a big plus. If you have something in that sub 500g category, so an original air, mini 3 with the extended battery, or smallish self builds, just having ‘deliberate’ oveflight as an exclusion adds a lot of options.
if question asked recently I myself would have said wait until see what changes after 31st Dec 2022, now it’s put back to 1st Jan 2026 then yes if it suits your needs for legacy drones.
What of my understanding people who have bought the Mavic 3 classic can atm forget the CE certified which would have given you much more freedom then like my air 2s but now its the same rules but atm put a black line through the C markings on 3 classic and treat it as a legacy drone and get the A2 CoFC course done and your certificate will be valid to 1st January 2026.
The CE certified is also for the original Mavic 3 according to my recent firmware update, I know pretty pointless at the moment but I passed my A2 CofC last year anyway, and I don’t knowingley fly over people
I did the course last year when I got my first drone - the mavic air 2 - I did it initially because of the weight of the Air2 - I found the course I did exceptionally good. It covered far more than I needed, but it was well presented, and easy to understand. Although I learned more than I needed technically, it was good to have that extra information about how drones actually fly, and what the hazards are… I’d recommend doing it even if you don’t legally need it…