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Soaring High with Your New DJI Mini Drone in the UK

You've just got your hands on one of the latest and greatest DJI Mini range of drones and you're excited to take to the skies. However, it's important to know the dos and don'ts before your maiden flight. This guide will help you stay legal and safe, ensuring that you make the most of your new hobby.

Must-dos Before Flying Your Drone

  • Read the user manual
    It's essential to familiarize yourself with your drone's features, controls and safety measures before taking off. This is required under UK CAA law.
  • Obtain an Operator ID
    Register with the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and get an Operator ID. Stick the ID to your drone. Register here:

Should Dos

  • Know the basic rules
    Whilst the CAA doesn't explicitly require you to read the rules for a sub 250g drone, it's still necessary to stay legal. Review the CAA Drone Code here:
  • Always maintain Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
    Ensure you can see your drone at all times during flight. Learn more about VLOS here: and in the Drone Code mentioned above.
  • Adhere to altitude restrictions
    Never fly above the legal maximum altitude and remember that remaining in VLOS may further limit the maximum altitude.
  • Respect Restricted Areas and Restricted Flight Zones
    Understand and abide by restricted areas (RAs) and always get permission from airport operators or air traffic control to fly in a Restricted Flight Zone (RFZ).
  • Use the Drone Assist App
    To help you stay informed about the airspace and restrictions around your flying location, download and use the Drone Assist app, which provides real-time information on no-fly zones, temporary restrictions and other essential data. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
  • Complete your Flyer ID
    To have a solid understanding of the rules and ensure safe flying, it's a good idea to obtain your Flyer ID even though not strictly necessary:

Improving Your Skills

Once you've got the basics down, it's time to hone your skills and learn how to get the best out of your DJI Mini drone.

Geeksvana YouTube Channel

This channel offers a wealth of information on all things drone-related, including tips and tricks for DJI Mini users. Check it out here:

The Drone Creative

For fantastic tips on capturing stunning pictures and videos with your drone, visit The Drone Creative YouTube channel:


With your new DJI Mini drone, you're entering an exciting world of aerial photography and exploration. Remember to use your common sense, follow the rules and continuously improve your skills. Enjoy your new hobby and happy flying!


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