6. You must be Registered and Competent

From 30th November 2019, the law requires that anyone operating an unmanned aircraft outdoors which weighs more than 250g is registered as an Operator with the CAA and able to provide evidence of their competency.  BMFA members are exempted from the requirement to register as an Operator until the start of 2020 when they renew their membership.

From the 30th November, those without a recognised BMFA Achievement should take the BMFA’s Registration Competency Certificate or the CAA’s online test before they fly.

For further details of the registration and competency requirements, please see our DMARES Quick Start Guide.