CAA Announce proposed cost of UK drone registration.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have launched a consultation on the proposed charge for the UK’s new drone registration scheme that becomes law at the end of November 2019.
The scheme will register operators rather than drones. Once registered the operator will receive a unique code that must be applied to all the drones they are responsible for. The entire process will be online.
There is no reliable evidence on drone ownership and use within the UK. Therefore, the proposed charge is estimated on numbers registered in similar schemes in the USA and Ireland, matched against the UK population and available research on drone use.
How Much Will It Cost?
The proposed charge is £16.50 per drone operator on an annual basis. If there is a significant over-recovery on top of the scheme’s running cost then we may reduce the charge over subsequent years.
Surprisingly, it looks even if you have a PFCO, you will need to pay the additional registration fee.
Consultation – Have your Say!
The consultation is open until 7th June 2019 and is available through this LINK
BEFORE you complete the consultation, make sure you read CAP 1775