We help people fly their drones in amazing places, and capture amazing images. Central London is Bucket List for every drone pilot. But how to fly there, safely and legally?
On this epic day, we show you where you can take off and land. Where you can fly safely and legally. And things you must not do (fly over Buckingham Palace for example).
You will capture extraordinary images and video clips, in places you would most probably not feel comfortable flying on your own.
At a Glance
Your tutor: One of our Expert, Fully Qualified Drone Pilots
Numbers: Maximum 4
Base Camp: Central London
Skill level: Everyone interested in getting Bucket List shots of London Icons - The Shard; Tower Bridge; The Tower of London; The O2 Arena
Timing: Once a month
Exertion: Light to Moderate. We’ll be travelling around London on public transport including a boat trip along the river Thames, walking to the take-off locations to get the best shots.
Weather: In the event the forecast is bad, we will contact you to arrange another suitable date for your In a Day experience, or send you a full refund. The good news is, across 1,000s of lessons delivered over six years, fewer than 10% of lessons need to be rearranged because of the weather. The weather in the UK is not that bad!
Two years ago, when people asked us “Can I fly a drone in Central London” our answer was….No. The rules were unclear, and it just felt too risky. Happily, the new Drone Regulations that came into force on 1 January 2021, mean our answer is now “yes it can be done and here is how”.
You will need the right drone: the DJI Mini 2 or 3 Pro – if you don’t have one you can fly one of ours.
We have researched the best flying sites to give you the ability to shoot these iconic images of the Capital, informed the relevant authorities, and made sure these flights, often on the very edge of No Fly Zones, are completely legal and supported by the Authorities.
You will need the right qualifications: believe it or not, with the DJI Mini the only qualification you need is Operator and Flyer ID
And a fresh Micro SD card in the drone, ready to capture life-highlight images and video clips.
Ahead of this In a Day Experience, we’ll take care of all of this.
We’ll gather at The o2 Arena at 10am before moving on to fly from Tower Bridge. Bring your own Mini 2, or fly one of ours. This will be a high-adrenaline, high action day, that will enable you to take wow-memorable-images left, right and centre.