I’ve posted my mini 2 to my best friend on the mainland, he is 100% novice so the Operator registration details are in my name as tbh just to get him to understand in what he’s unboxing and a app to install was confusing enough on top of me saying your need to register it.
I sent him a screenshot of my flyer ID and Op reg if he needs it.
Is there a time frame he needs to have it filled in his name as he’s off to shell island next weekend so presume he take it with him
I basically said if you keep your distance away from people fuff all anyone can say and if do say piss@ff it’s 249g just use commonsense.
Nope, no timeframe… he’s just not allowed to fly with your Flyer ID and needs to have his own.
No problem with him flying under your Operator ID, but in doing so you are taking responsibility for the aircraft (maintenance, etc) and you are taking responsibility for allowing him to fly it, which includes taking responsibility for checking he has a valid Flyer ID.
He doesn’t need a Flyer ID. But the Operator ID still belongs to the responsible person so as long as it’s your ID, that’s you. Anything he does with it (like, say, flying in a FRZ), it’s your name on the paperwork.
It’s not restricted (and the airport itself doesn’t have an FRZ) but a quick google of the airport suggests it’s used for test flights of large UAVs and drone (and anti-drone) systems. Personally, I’d be checking for NOTAMs and, even without them, keeping pretty vigilant eye out at all times.
Let’s just say, it’s probably not somewhere I’d send my drone off to with a friend who I didn’t think would pass the multiple-choice DMARES test
Shell Island (ex RAF Llanbedr) used to be the base for the target drones, was also the base for an old Canberra that flew round and round (don’t know why).
The base is now a private airport/field but I think it only works on week days now.
According to Drone Scene “Danger area” at intermittent times, from Surface to 2000ft