The A1 Transitional Provision is for 'Legacy' drones between 250g and 500g
Between 31st December 2020 and the 31st December 2022, you will be able to fly your Legacy Drones that are between 250g and 500g in the A1 Subcategory of the Open Category if you have an A2 Certificate of Competency.
Legacy drones are drones that were placed on the market before 1 January 2023 and bear no Class markings (C0, C1, C2, C3 or C4).
What happens after 31 December 2022?
After 31 December 2022, you will no longer be able to fly Legacy drones between 250g and 500g under the A1 Transitional.
You will only be able to fly legacy drones between 250g and 500g in the A3 Subcategory which is:
- Drones must not be flown within 150m of residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas.
- No uninvolved people present within the area of flight
In simple terms, you will only be able to fly in a large field that is far from people and you must not fly in that field if people who are not involved with your flying activity are present - so this excludes most if not all parks.