1. UAVHub Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
  2. What training do you need for your drone?

What drone training do I need to fly the DJI Mavic Mini in the UK?

From the 31st December 2020 to fly the DJI Mavic Mini, you need do the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service and read the User Manual

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There are a number of things to be aware of depending on what training you currently hold and how you wish to fly. 


Until 31st December 2020

Where Can I Fly?

Drone pilots should follow the Drone Code or permissions granted by their PfCO.

Do I need to register my drone?

No. There is no need to register under the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service.


After 31st December 2020 

If you keep the flying weight of the DJI Mavic Mini under 250g (so without prop guards) you only need to get an Operator ID from the CAA and affix the Operator ID to the aircraft and read and understand the user manual.

  • You can then the DJI Mavic Mini out to no more than 120 metres from the Remote Pilot.
  • You can flyer close and over uninvolved people (but respect their privacy)
  • You can fly in areas used for residential, commercial, industrial and recreational purposes.


What Happens If I Have a PfCO?

Holders of a PfCO valid beyond 31st December 2020, can operate under the terms of the permission, until their renewal date.  When you renew you will be issued an Operational Authorisation with similar permissions to the legacy PfCO.