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Posted 22 December 2016

A Game of Drones – CAA Issues ‘Dronecode’

With drones, or unmanned aircraft, set to be one of the biggest presents this Christmas, owners of holiday and residential parks may find they are increasingly being used on their parks after the festive period.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued an updated ‘Dronecode’ designed to give users advice on using drones safely and responsibly. Any person using a drone must keep it in sight and must ensure that it is not flown within 50 meters of people, vehicles, buildings and structures or within 150 meters of crowds and built up areas. A failure to fly a drone responsibly could constitute an offence. The Dronecode can be found here:

Although the CAA will be responsible for enforcing instances where drones are not flown in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations park owners may also want to consider addressing the use of drones with a change in their park rules.

If you have any queries regarding the use of drones on park land or if you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the Parks team by telephone on 01392 207020 or email

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