My Name Is Chris and I live local to Edinburgh.
I have just got my first drone and I’m looking for some advice to help keep me safe.
Being a new Drone Owner and rather than take my normal approach to things like throwing all caution to the wind I want to take my time to get it right and keep safe even read the manual.
Although when I say new drone owner I did once buy a drone from our local costco, I took this out to a field and was home in around 20 minutes later with just the controller
I have a few questions and hope you can help.
I understand that I need to take a test online to get my operators ID and drone registration this seems to be mandatory?
This will be have to be completed before I try to get off the ground.
I live in a street surrounded by detached houses, Can I take off from my back garden and fly so long as I keep to an altitude of 50 meters?
I downloaded the Drone Assist app and My area Comes up as High Risk Airspace controlled Traffic Region CTR Edinburgh
Does this indicate that I am unable to fly in this zone, The Red zone covers a vast area and would mean Id have to travel over 1 hour to be outside the indicated red zone.
Hopeful I may even find some locals to me and be accepted as a Drone buddy.
Many thanks in advance Chris.