Can I fly my drone after July 2020? (MAVIC MINI / PRO 2 GROUNDED?!) | Mr MPW
Everyone is about where these mr. and p.w back with another video and again, we’re, going to keep doing these until everything’s explained and all the questions finished about the upcoming regulations.
Now the thing we’re going to talk about today is or are the transitional provisions which the CAA are putting in place, which means that we can continue in some cases to continue to use legacy drones.
So the drones that we’ve got now moving forwards for the next few years and beyond. So this, hopefully, will dispel some of the mass panic that we’ve, seen wherever’s again or I’ve. Just bought a maverick to pro or a maverick to Enterprise Jewell and it’s totally useless.
It isn’t the case. Listen to what we’ve got to say you might want to need or need to watch this. A couple of times everything to start sinking, but hopefully it’s. Getting there now, and you know you’re, getting used to the words and the phrases that we’re using and all the new acronyms.
So let’s, dive in and take a look so long. The short of it is that, as we know by the 1st of July 2022, no, this is a date that you’re all getting used to know all unmanned aircraft on the market in the EU will have to be compliant with what’s known as the delegated regulations and these regulations form the new aircraft categories.
C02. C4. You can find out all about the aircraft categories in our open category. The a to CFC explained video. I’ll drop a link to that down in the description below. If you haven’t seen that already go and check that out then come back to this, because otherwise it might not make a huge amount of sense in that video.
We explain what each category is and how they fit into the new open category. Subcategories of a1 we’re, essentially the sear saying the corn. In the phrase you can fly over people a to fly close to people and a3 flight, far away from people.
Now all the aircraft which don’t have any class and/or seee marking all were on the market without a class will see a marking before the 1st of July 2022 will have transitional provisions in place for two years aircraft in the a1 flyover category.
Sorry, flyover people subcategory, we’ll, allow aircraft under 250 grams max takeoff mass. Those existing unmanned aircraft can still be used even after the two-year transitional period in the a1 sub category.
If they’re less than 250 grams max takeoff mass. This means that you can potentially fly over and involve people, but not Assemblies of people with drones, which are essentially toys. Aircraft under 500 grams maximum takeoff mass.
These existing aircraft under the 500 grams max takeoff mass, also fall into the a1 transitional provision until the 30th of June 2022, you can fly any aircraft under 500 grams max takeoff mass anywhere that it’s legal to do so.
As long as you don’t intentionally fly over and involve people to fly these aircraft in the a1 sub category, you will need to complete the A to C of C the certificate of competency with an R a II, a recognised assessment entity.
You can find more information about the A to C f/c itself in our video about it, which will be coming out in a couple of days time, if you are watching this live so stay tuned and make sure you subscribe.
If you haven’t already to the channel to be notified when that one drops so after the 30th of June 2022 is important to know that you’ll no longer be able to fly these aircraft in the a1 sub category, even With an A to C of C, and you’ll only be able to fly these aircraft in the a3 sub category.
So that means you ‘ Ll have to stay far away from people. You ‘ Ll have to stay a hundred and fifty meters away from congested areas and uninvolved people, so it’s, not really saying that with these aircraft, these legacy aircraft you won’t be able to fly them after 2022 births.
You will have to fly them in the a3 sub category, all of a sudden, which means you need to maintain this 150 meter separation distance. Now, if you hold a PFC o at the moment and you roll over to become an operational authorization with standard permissions, then you can continue to operate these aircraft.
As per your permissions. Now, then, we’re, going to jump into you. Some scenario based kind of examples. Now that seems to be how the informations getting across best to you guys from the feedback we’ve, had, if you want it in a different way.
Let us know down in the comments below so now we’re gonna look at where you stand with your DJI maverick MIDI, for example, so the DJI maverick mini has a maximum takeoff mass of over 250 grams, but less than 500 grams.
Therefore, you need to not over fly and involve people, and you ‘ Ll need your a to C of C. If you don’t want to get your A to C of C, you can still fly this aircraft in the a3 sub category.
So remember that’s. The a3, which is far from people which is a hundred and fifty meters, away from uninvolved people after the 30th of June 2022, you won’t, be able to fire the DJI maverick mini under the a1 transitional provision, which is what we’re talking about here, therefore, as we’ve said you ‘
Ll only be able to fly it in the a3 sub category, far from people 150 metres separation distance. If you have a PFC, oh now and decide to roll over to an operational authorization with standard permissions, you will be able to carry on flying the DJI maverick mini under your standard permissions as they stand at the time.
Okay, so aircraft in the a sub category which the CA according is fly close to people so aircraft under two kilos. Maximum takeoff mass these existing unmanned aircraft under two kilos max takeoff mass, will fall under the a2 transitional provision so until the 30th of June 2022.
You can fly any aircraft under two kilos max takeoff mass. As long as you maintain a 50 meter separation distance from uninvolved people to fly these aircraft in the a2 subcategory, you will need to complete the a to C of C so the a2 certificate of competency with an RA II after the 30th of June 2022.
You will no longer be able to fly these aircraft in the a2 subcategory Eve. With an A to C of C, you’ll only be able to fly these aircraft in the a3. Far from people’s, subcategory, which again means you’ve got to stay a hundred and fifty meters away from uninvolved people and congested areas.
Hopefully, you’re, starting to see a recurring theme here with the transitional categories and what we’re allowed to do and what happens as of 2022 and as before. If you hold a current PFC, Oh roll it over into an operational authorization with standard permissions, then you can continue to operate these aircraft as per your permissions at the time and you don’t need an A to C of C to fly.
These legacy aircraft – okay – like I say lots of repetition in this – I’m, not gonna make any apologies for that, because it’s really important that we start to understand the language we start to get our heads around the categories Of aircraft the categories are flying and what the different things mean, and I think this is the best way to do it so move it on there.
Where do you stand with your DJI Mavic to prove, for example, so, looking at this, the maverick 2 Pro has a maximum takeoff mass of 907 grams. Therefore, you need to keep 50 meters from uninvolved people and you will need the A to C of C.
If you don’t need to fly down to 50 meters, then you can fly it in the a3 category so that 150 meter separation from uninvolved people. If you have a PFC, oh you can fire the DJI maverick to pro under your operational authorization with standard permissions as they stand at the time of operating now aircraft in the a3, the far from people subcategory.
So this is for aircraft between two kilos and 25 kilos max takeoff mass. If your aircraft has a maximum takeoff mass of more than two kilos but less than 25 kilos, then you ‘ Ll only be able to operate it in the a3 sub category.
So again, re emphasizing this another time the a3 sub category means you can still fly, but you’ve got to say a hundred and fifty meters away from uninvolved persons and 150 metres away from residential, commercial, industrial or operational areas again as before.
If you hold a PFC, oh and roll it over into an operational authorization with standard permissions, you can continue to operate these aircraft. The 0 to 20 kilo aircraft, as per your permissions and you don’t, need an A to C f/c to fly.
These legacy aircraft. You will, however, need to ensure that you maintain your PFC, oh and roll it over to become an operational authorization with sound permissions and keep maintaining that next. One excuse me: where do I stand with my DJI inspire 2? Now the inspire has a maximum takeoff mass of 4,000 250 grams.
So you cannot fly this aircraft with an A to C of C, but you can still fly it in the a3 sub category, again: 150 meters away from uninvolved persons and from congested areas. Essentially, if you have a PFC, oh you can fly the DJI inspire 2 under your operating your operational authorization with standard permissions moving forwards, which covers you quite nicely next one.
Where do you stand with a DJI, mitrice, 200 or 210 series of aircraft? Now the DJI mitrice and when you look at the 210 in this instance, has a max takeoff mass of 6 point: 1, 4 kilos. So again you cannot fly this aircraft with an A to C of C, but you can still fly it in the a3.
So category 150 meters away, if you have a PFC, Oh, however, you can fly your mitrice 200. You move trees to 10 under your operational authorization withstand permissions, any operations that fall outside of the open category.
If you know, if the types of operation you want to do, don’t fall into the open category with or without the transitional provisions in place, and you don’t, hold an operational authorization with standard permissions.
So you you know by having done a PFC o course, as it is at the moment, then roll in that forwards. You will need to look at the general visual line of sight certificate or the GV c. Now we’ve got a whole video up coming on the GV c, so I won’t discuss it here, because what we’re focusing on is the transitional provisions in this piece, really the what we’Re saying is that you can operate all of your aircraft in the 83 category moving forwards even after the kind of cutoff date.
But if you want to exercise your rights within these transitional provisions and we’ll pop links to these down. In the description below you need to fall within specific categories, and they only last until this date in 2022, unless you’re operating under an operational authorization with some permissions or you go ahead and get a GBC, because then that’ll.
Allow you to operate these aircraft moving forwards, so in conclusion then, hopefully you kept up like I said you might need to go back and look at this a couple of times, but you know anyone who doesn’t have a PFC at the moment And therefore won’t have an operational authorization with standard permissions.
You ‘ Ve got these transitional provisions in place if you want to fly an aircraft between 250 grams to two kilos in the a1 and a2 subcategories for two years after the 30th of June 2022, all remote pilots without a PF Co who then moved it over into an Operational authorization with standard permissions will either have to get this general line-of-sight certificate.
The GBC, if you still find legacy aircraft or you’ll, only be able to operate them in this a3 category, maintaining 150 metres away from residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas and stained a hundred and fifty meters away from uninvolved people.
This really for everyone watching is why, having the PFC, oh now, getting it out of the way by July July, the first twenty to twenty then rolling that forward into your Oh, a with standard permissions will really future-proof yourself.
If you still want to fight the legacy aircraft as they’ll become such as the mitrice 200 series, the 210 series and the inspire 2 so like say and know it’s. A lot to take on board lots of different things.
Will drop those building blocks down into the description below, so you can start to look at them if nothing else, it’s, getting starting to get kind of building up this lexicon. Building up this idea of the different categories – and I think the more times as a community that we hear those categories, we look at those examples.
We talk through the different scenarios. It will become easier as and when we transition into this phase over the next few months. If you’ve got any comments. Any questions, please drop them down in the comment section below.
If you’ve got any thoughts on how we you would like to see these things or any kind of scenarios you specific scenarios you would like. Then please drop us a line. You can drop that in the comments send us an email, Matt’s Natt.
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