I’ve recently purchased a secondhand Inspire 2 and to get DJI refresh I need to record a video of it doing a few flight manoeuvres and flying 120m vertically and 200m out.
Easy enough, hard part is finding a place to fly. I’m based near Heathrow and the local council have banned the use of “aircraft” in parks. Found out the Richmond Park flying field has a 60m radius we’re allowed to fly in and there is a CAT D restriction there for 150m max height, not risking it flying at 120m.
I have found a park nearby that isn’t within any FRZ, it’s roughly 500m long and 100m and I cannot find any council bylaws or rules that say you cannot fly a drone there. My plan was to go during the week at an off-peak time like 10:30 in the morning.
Asking about a rule of thumb to help others and myself find more places we can fly our drones. In this case, does it seem like a good place to fly? I don’t want to email the council for them to ban the use of drones. As a rule of thumb, if it’s outside any FRZ and no council bylaws or restrictions, is it safe to fly there?
Will stick to the drone code and bring an operator with me just in case there are any dog walkers or local council workers and if all goes well I’ll add it to Drone Scene .
Keen to find as many locations as I can for us London folk to fly in .