Hello from Cheshire as well

Just joined. I have t flown for several years and I am not even sure if my batteries will hold a proper charge anymore.

However I wonder if anyone can let me know what’s what about licences and memberships and insurance etc. It seems that it’s cheap and gives good cover so good to know.

Many thanks in advance


Insurance details here: Hobbyist Drone Insurance Investigations ... June 2019

CAA drone registration details here: https://dronescene.co.uk/drone-registration

Welcome to Grey Arrows :slight_smile:


For public liability join FPVUK or BMFA

You can also take their own theory tests which are the equivalent of te CAA registration test.

The tests are about your understanding of the drone code. Read that a couple of times and take the test. You should pass. If for some odd reason you misread some questions or tick the wrong boxes you can take the test again - as many times as you like.

Depending on the replacement value of your kit (often its just the aircraft that is lost not controller, batteries, case etc) you may find some insurance policies excessive. There are annual policies and pay-per-flight policies. Have a good search of the net. And check your household insurance too to see if you are covered there.

For places to fly, latest NOTAMs, airspace restrictions and directions to flying sites and nearby parking use DroneScene - and share your flying site discoveries to it!

Have fun!