Unclear about restrictions

I’m new here and trying to find where I can and can’t fly. I have a few local parks that were recommended by others on the forum, but when I look at the dronescene map both are covered by “Airspace Restriction” but not in other maps like UAV Forecast.
I have a <250g drone and currently never flown above 30m

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Take a look at this thread : Help and Advice for flying in the SE : that probably has the answers to your question.

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Thanks, but not really related. That thread is concerned with differences with another app and “Class D” restrictions. This rectangle in my area is simple labelled “Airspace Restrictions” and turns off on the map if I deselect that layer. I just don’t understand if the “Airspace Restrictions” apply to me.

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Class D does not effect drone flyers (our sized drones anyway)

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It’s not Class D either, at least not on the drone scene map.
So it this rectangle mislabelled? Or does it have some other meaning?

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Highlight the rectangle you speak of

All the layers and their origin are explained the about section.

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It is only in the first picture because in the second I enabled every layer except “Airspace Restrictions”

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Regulated, usually referring to manned aircraft operations. Give Farnborough CTR a ring they’ll offer full guidance.

Check out DJI Mapping, this is where you cannot fly your Mini 2

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If you are unsure about the restrictions on a particular area of airspace it’s always sensible to go direct to the source - the authoriy controlling it. Start an email conversation and print out the replies. Then, if ever some Karen gives you grief for “flying illegally” you can show them proof of your rntitlement :slight_smile:

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Sign up for the NOTAMs in your area. You may find that there is a restriction due to a high crane in the area.

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The NOTAMs are automatically placed on the Drone Scene map as they are published and remain for the currenct of the restriction. no need for a sepearate source.

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Good point, well made!

Hi.
I’m new on here and just recently bought a Mini SE as I’ve never owned or flown a drone before. I live in Norfolk close to the River Thurne. Could someone advise me on the restrictions flying drones along the river please?
I would like to fly the drone along the river. I’ve looked on the Where to Fly page and the river is highlighted in purple with the explanation attached to it “The Crown Estate grant permission for drone flights taking place on Crown Estate foreshore. The foreshore is defined as the land between mean high water and mean low water”. What does this mean?
Thank you for any explanation in advance.
Regards.
RocknRoll_Queen

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Welcome to GADC, @RocknRoll_Queen

Take a look at our Drone Scene map that shows various restrictions and other useful information (use the layers button to turn various ones on/off).

The area seems clear of any concern …

Pretty much what it says, really.

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Basically it means you can use the land between when the tide is out and you when the tide is fully in. I think! :upside_down_face:

Welcome to GADC

Mini 2 is below 250g so you can fly pretty much anywhere other than Airport, Prison’s or over crowds

Use dronescene and have fun :wink:

Thank you to OzoneVibe, firstadekit, and Sparkyws for your replies, this has helped immensely.

Regards
RocknRoll_Queen

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The Crown estates have a reasonable attitude to drone flying:

https://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/en-gb/what-we-do/on-the-seabed/coastal/metal-detecting-and-drone-flying/

They also control a large amount of the coastline, Wherever you see an irregular purple patch on Drone Scene, relax - it’s good to fly!

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Very reasonable. They don’t add any BS in about what they expect you to do or not do. They just say in not so many words “don’t be breaking the law in how you do it” and that’s all they expect.

I’m south of Ayr this week, nothing on dronescene that says I can’t fly but the site (Haven) says no flying. The site goes down to the coast and the tide rises to the edge of the site. The Crown foreshore map doesn’t have the purple estate markings I was hoping for which suggests it’s not Crown foreshore. Who has rights over these pieces of tidal foreshore not marked on the Crown’s own maps?

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