Use of drones

On 13 March 2019 the drone flight restriction zone around airports and airfields changed. Click here for more information.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (GPA) will only sanction the use of drones by professional licenced operators, the public are reminded that the use of drones on or near an airfield could endanger aircraft and operators could be reported to Police Scotland and may be subject to prosecution.

Information on the safe use of drones is available on the CAA website www.caa.co.uk/droneaware and also www.dronesafe.uk 

If you have a professional enquiry in relation to drone use, please contact our Air Traffic Control department using our contact form.

Drone and model aircraft registration and education service

Registration will be mandatory from: 30 November 2019

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date).

There will be two elements to the online system.

Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator.  The cost for this will be £9 renewable annually.

Anyone flying a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to take and pass an online education package. This is free and renewable every three years.

Both of these requirements will become law on 30 November 2019.

From the 05 November 2019 the system will be available at Register-drones.caa.co.uk.

For more information please visit the CAA’s website