Can you fly a drone in London?

So I resisted for long enough. It was time to spice up these travel photography vlogs with some other angles. I would like to welcome a drone to my camera family. I chose to get the Advanced version DJI phantom 3 as it is placed in the middle of the stack. It has all of the features of the Phantom Professional, just without the 4k video. As I currently work with 1080p this version was plenty for me. I set off for once and for all to answer if you can fly a drone in London.

…especially for my first step into the world of flying cameras. I can imagine it in a tree or a river before too long…

So in this video we are taking buzZy for is first flight in the city. In all seriousness there are a lot of rules regarding what you can and can’t do when flying in the centre of London. Check this map for the locations you are allowed to fly in London. We were just on the edge of the blue area. Therefore, because it was a small drone we were ok to fly. I do not want to ruin drones for everyone so it pays to be safe.

Also, I have since learned that the sonar that the drone uses to hold a steady low altitude can really wind up dogs. It was just a random ladies dog that attacked me in the video…

If you have any questions regarding locations or how/why I did certain things, contact me using any of the social channels below. Or, just use the comment section after the pictures.


The following are some Screengrabs from the video

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