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Can I fly my DJI Mavic 2 Pro after 1st July 2020 - EU Drone Regulation

December 20, 2019

After the 1st July 2020, you will still be able to fly your DJI Mavic 2 Pro (or any aircraft under 25kg MTOM) under the same conditions that are currently in place today.

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These being that you have to stay 150m away from recreational, commercial, residential and industrial areas (commonly referred to as congested areas) and at least 50m away from uninvolved people.

 

All aircraft under 25 kg MTOM will be able to be flown under these conditions in what will be the A3 category.

 

(This also applies for aircraft such as DJI Mavic, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, DJI Phantom 2, 3 & 4 or any aircraft that are between 500g - 2kg MTOM (maximum take-off mass.))

 

 

What if I hold a PfCO?

If you hold a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations), from 1st July 2020 these permissions will become an Operational Authorisation which will wrap in the 'Standard Permissions' you currently hold i.e. stay 30m away from uninvolved people on take-off and landing and stay 50m away from uninvolved people when in flight.

 

As long as your DJI Mavic 2 Pro is within your Operations Manual, and your Standard Permissions/PfCO has not expired you will be able to operate your Mavic 2 Pro within the bounds of these permissions.

 

If you still hold Standard Permissions (formerly your PfCO) as part of your Operational Authorisation beyond 30th July 2022, you will still be able to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro under the Standard Permissions you have been granted (30m from uninvolved people on take-off and landing and 50m from uninvolved people when in flight.

 

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What if I don't have a PfCO?

If you don't hold a PfCO/Standard Permissions from 1st July 2020 and you want to get closer than 150m from industrial, recreational, commercial and residential areas then you will need to do an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course.

 

Once you hold the A2 CofC you will be able to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro within the A2 Transitional Provision until 30th June 2022. These transitional provisions will allow you to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro within recreational, industrial, commercial and residential areas as long as you can maintain a 50m horizontal separation distance from uninvolved people.

 

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After 30th July 2022, the transitional provision ceases to exist and you will only be able to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro within the A3 subcategory (150m away from recreational, commercial, residential and industrial areas and at least 50m away from uninvolved people.

 

 

Conclusion

If you only ever want/need to fly in areas that are 150m from residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas then you can continue to fly your DJI Mavic 2 Pro as you do today as long as you complete the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service.

 

If you hold a PfCO then we recommend that you keep renewing your PfCO if you intend to still be flying legacy aircraft beyond 30th June 2022 within residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas OR book onto a GVC Drone Course.

 

If you don't hold a PfCO but you want to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro within residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas then you will need to do an A2 CofC course and you will be able to fly the Mavic 2 Pro within residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas as long as you stay 50m away horizontally from uninvolved people. After 30th June 2022, you will no longer be able to fly the DJI Mavic 2 Pro within residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas.

 

If you are still unsure about what you can do with your aircraft come 1st July 2020, please contact the team on 0800 033 4400 or email hello@uavhub.com