I’ve had a good read of the proposed new regs but still a bit confused on the C0 category which I assume my Mavic Mini fits in. For example, if after 1st July this year I get a regular photo job (land based) normally families / portraits or a christening, could I introduce some drone photos / footage without taking the CofC if I’m using the Mini.
Also it’s not clear in that category how close I could fly to structures, vessels etc. I assume that if I’m in slow speed cini mode that I could fly close (ish) to the people or things I’m working with.
I would still do a risk assessment anyway as safety is 1st priority but I’m not sure what I can do with a sub 250gram drone either now or under new regs.
I’ve already registered the mini anyway even though right now it’s not required so I’ve got my flyer ID etc. I’ve also now completed the 8 hours of online ground school with Icarus and am now sat on the fence as to what I should do next…stage 2 classroom then flight test or not.
I was originally planning on completing the PfCO and getting a better drone such MPro 2 or similar but having read the new requirements I may wait until the new drones are classified properly.
Sorry for length of the post but I’m trying to get my head around things at the moment.