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Drone Flying Laws: Here's What You Need To Know BEFORE You Fly

29/12/2014 12:52 GMT | Updated 29/12/2014 12:59 GMT

Did you unwrap a shiny new drone for Christmas? While it's tempting to send it skywards at the first possible opportunity it's absolutely worth noting that sadly you can't fly it anywhere you want.

Both the UK and US now have stringent drone-flying regulations that prohibit the flying of remotely controlled civilian aircraft around certain areas and at certain times of the day.

In case you're worried about becoming a drone community sensation in the bad way then check out this video which should give you some of the basics.

Or alternatively you can read the CAA's official drone flying regulations which handily list a set of basic requirements for drone flying.

With drones making the headlines for all the wrong reasons make sure that you're flying safely and above all, having a good time while you're doing it.