It’s not all about flying and photos. You can’t just go out and start snapping like you do on your mobile.
The Phantom 4 weighs about 1.4kg, and a collision at 45mph can cause a serious injury. If it collides with an aircraft windshield, the tail rotor of a helicopter, the wing or engine of a plane the damage could be catastrophic.
Therefore, we have laws governing the use of drones.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) oversees the use of drones in the UK. A simplification of the rules are shown in the Drone Code: https://bit.ly/3a44DBw and these rules are constantly being updated to keep up with the changing technology so it’s wise to subscribe to the CAA on the SkyWise site: https://skywise.caa.co.uk/
Since the end of November 2019 recreational users with a drone of over 250g now need to pass an online test and register as an operator, for a cost of £9. Note that the new Mavic Mini is only 249g, circumventing this rule.
Those who commercially fly need to pass a practical test, a written exam and produce an operations manual on how they will fly safely. Successful completion means the operator is awarded a permission to fly commercial operations – PFCO.
So, in summary, practice your flying, practice your photography and abide by the law to prevent catastrophic accidents and on the spot fines.
Intelligent flight modes on the Phantom 4 Pro