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Can I use a drone to shoot footage during a game?

There is a distinction between recreational and commercial purposes:

  • Recreational purposes would include a club member flying a drone over a game to shoot footage to be watched afterwards.
  • Any drone used for recreational purposes must weigh less than 20kg
  • Anyone flying a drone for commercial purposes (e.g. shooting footage that may be sold or used for commercial purposes) must have a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. To obtain a PfCO, the pilot must attend an approved training course.
  • You need to pass an online test to get a flyer ID if you want to fly a drone and model aircraft
  • Register for an operator ID if you are responsible for a drone or model aircraft
  • Label any drones and model aircraft you are responsible for with your operator ID

This is to be read in conjunction with the relevant legislation

When using drones for filming it is important to remember to obtain consent, please review the safeguarding section for guidance on the use of video and photography.