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Changes to Drone laws

Changes to the law around drone usage will come into effect between July 2018 and November 2019 following a number of near misses with aircrafts.

Drones will not be allowed to fly within 1km of airports, and not above a height of 400ft.

Drones weighing more than 250g will have to be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority, and users will have to pass an online safety test.

Users who fail to adhere to flight restrictions could face fines, up to five years in prison, or both. Owners of drones over 250g who do not complete the online safety test or register with the Civil Aviation Authority could also be fined up to £1000.

Locally the new flight restrictions are likely to affect users in the areas of: 

Farnborough Airport 

Blackbushe Airport 

RAF Odiham 

Military areas around Ash, Aldermaston and Aborfield

You can find out about restricted flying areas at and more about drone safety at You can keep up to date with changes to the law on the Civil Aviation Authority website at

Article from Safer North Hampshire, Community Safety News