Hi from Fleet

Hi all, new to the drone scene. Really excited to get started on some aerial photography and video.
One question that is still bothering me over the new rules?
I have done the CAA registration for flying licence and operators, but if I bought a dji mavic 2 pro would I still be able to fly it in 2023 to take pictures/videos but only in open spaces?
It’s slightly confusing as I do want to take photos of architecture as well as landscapes/top down and possibly sport/action video.


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Hi Bob - welcome to GADC :+1: :+1: :+1:

Have a look at GADC’s own resource Good2Go - Where can I fly my drone in the UK? - Good 2 Go - Can I fly my drone here?

Enter your data and the areas where you wish to fly and the resource will confirm whether or not you can fly that area.
At this time, A Mavic 2 Pro will need to fly under A3 sub category ie 150 metres from people and built up areas after 1Jan 2023. You have alternatives like using a a Mini 2 which can provide some excellent results and can flown almost anywhere and will remain as such after 1 Jan 2023. Have look at some of @kvetner work on here - he specialises in urban area photography/video and uses a Mini 2 - the results are spectacular :+1: :+1: :+1:

You may also like to check out flying under Article 16 which may be of benefit :+1: :+1: :+1:

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Hi and Welcome :wave: :wave:


Welcome to a great and informative drone site :+1:

Short answer is that nobody has any definite idea what is going to happen. So grab a drone now- whether it is a Mini 2 for accessibility or an N2 Pro for great picture quality and fly the arse off it. If you don’t get one now and worry about forthcoming legislation you will miss out on a load of fun and learning.

As @Jhdee says, check out flying under article 16 (go to the FPVUK or BMFA websites) or take advantage of the GADC / UAVHub A2 course discount.

Welcome to the group, enjoy your stay :+1:

Greetings and welcome to the club!