- The UK drone registration charge starts this month, costing £9 annually;
- To help our customers, we will offset the fee for the next five years, offering you a total of £45 of Heliguy e-credit;
- The offer is for Heliguy customers only, who purchase a drone (which meets the registration criteria) from us, beginning on November 5, 2019;
- To redeem the discount, you will have to send us your proof of registration each year.
The UK drone registration charge starts this month - and Heliguy is offering to offset the fee for our customers over the next five years.
From Tuesday, November 5, anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg and flying outdoors will need to register as an operator. The cost for this will be £9 renewable annually.
The introduction of this yearly fee has proved controversial and highly divisive. So, as a gesture of goodwill, DJI Gold Partner Heliguy is offering to help out our customers.
We will offset your fee for five years in the form of Heliguy e-credit to go towards future purchases with us.
So, from November 5, anyone who comes to us to buy a drone which meets the registration criteria will receive £9 of e-credit each year - amounting to £45 over the five-year period. To redeem the discount, you will have to send us your proof of registration each year.
Ruairi Hardman, Heliguy's Business Development Manager, said:
“As a responsible drone supplier, Heliguy wants all UAV pilots to have fun while staying safe and legal. This is why it is really important that everyone who is required to sign up to the registration scheme does so.
“We know that the £9 charge is a new fee for drone flyers to have to worry about, so we have decided to help out our customers by giving them £9 of Heliguy e-credit, each year, for five years, which amounts to £45. As far as we know, we are the only UK drone dealer to offer this type of deal.”
More About the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service
The new UK Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service begins this month and the new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft from 250g to 20kg that are used outdoors.
From November 5, the system will be available at Register-drones.caa.co.uk.
There will be two elements to the online system.
The first part relates to the £9 charge (as mentioned above).
When you register, you’ll get an operator ID with your certificate of registration. You must display your operator ID on your drones and model aircraft. You can use the same operator ID for all your drones and model aircraft.
Your operator ID must be:
- Visible without needing a special tool to remove or open part of your aircraft;
- Clear and in block capitals taller than 3mm;
- Secure and safe from damage;
- On the main body of the aircraft;
- Easy to read when the aircraft is on the ground.
The second part is: Anyone flying a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to take and pass an online education package. This is free and renewable every three years.
Both of these requirements become law on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
For more information about the Registration and Education Service, and to find out about certain exemptions which relate to PfCO holders, accredited model flyers and members of certain flying associations, click here.
Which Drones Need To Be Registered?
The majority of popular drones will need to be registered under the new UK drone laws. These include:
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro
- DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
- DJI Mavic Air
- DJI Spark
- DJI Inspire 1
- DJI Inspire 2
- DJI M200 Series V1/V2
- DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual
- DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise
- DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
- DJI Phantom 3
- DJI Phantom 4 RTK
- DJI Phantom 4 Multi-spectral
- DJI M600 Pro
- Skydio 2
- Parrot Anafi
- Aeryon SkyRanger
- Yuneec Mantis G
- Yuneec Mantis Q
- Yuneec Breeze 4K