Safe Flying

Keeping safe below 400ft

The CAA partnered with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to make drone users aware of the need to share the air with other airspace users, including emergency service aircraft such as medical helicopters, even when flying under 400ft 120m.

Airspace safety

You can check the airspace around where you intend to fly by using apps or an online portal.

Keeping up to date

To keep up to date with regulation changes and airspace alerts we recommend you sign up to alerts in the drone and airspace alerts categories of the CAA’s Skywise system

GA and drone safety

We encourage the GA and drone communities to work together to enhance safety and understanding of each other’s flying. The scheme is also an opportunity to introduce drone pilots to the world of private flying. GA airfields are welcome to use the material below and host their own events as and when possible: