How far away a DJI Mini 2 can fly to a residential, recreational etc area?

Hi all,

New to the drone world, so please bear with me.

I have my registration and also flyers ID.

Just after some clarification regarding flying areas. I have the mini 2 and watched many videos on YouTube and trying to understand my limits regarding flying areas for this class of drone as I’m still not 100% sure even after reading the CAA aircraft code.

Can someone please confirm how far away a mini 2 can fly to a residential, recreational etc area? Is it 150 metres or less? Can it fly over towns? I’m still trying to understand and dont want to get into trouble if I attempt at some point in the future.

Many thanks in advance fellow flyers.

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Thanks Chris.

I took the quiz and got my results attached. Is this correct as its telling me I could fly in towns, villages etc and there is not really a minimum distance from buildings to fly which I thought was 50 metres :man_shrugging:t3:

Apologises for questions I’m still learning the dos and don’ts.

Thanks again

Lots of info, and we have a great search engine on here

Or loads of videos on youtube


Great thanks, will take a look later :+1:

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Have you registered as an operator and a flyer? Two different registers. Once you have worked your way through the rules and regulations a few times, you will start to make sense of it all. You can sign up to COPTRZ for the free course and take the course for a qualification if you want to get more involved.

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Yes, it’s correct. Since January the regulations only specify distances from uninvolved person, not from structures, vehicles etc (although obviously they may contain uninvolved persons). And for the Mini 2, there are no separation distances at all.

That doesn’t mean you can fly as close as you want to people, though. Everything about your flight still needs to be safe.

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The mini 2 is small enough not to be restricted by the new drone legacy rules. You can fly in towns and close to uninvolved people.

Just ask yourself, if someone flew their drone near me or my family or close to my property, would I be concerned… Use that as a guide and then just follow the drone code.

These regs would have been covered when you did your registration for flyer and operator.

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Hi all and thanks for replies.

I did go through everything on the websites but just wanted to hear from others so again for peace of mind thanks for info.

I 100% respect the code and will abide by it and defo and wont be flying into random gardens etc and see what’s on the BBQ :grinning:

But having soooo much fun with it atm and I’m lucky to be surrounded by large beautiful field areas to get my practise in and get some great images and footage and I’m getting the hang of it and my mates are impressed with the footage I’ve recorded so far.

Thanks again and happy flying.

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