Using Quadcopters Commerially for filming


I’m interested in buying a quacopter with camera, for the use of filming for commercial purposes, adverts, web videos, corporate videos etc. Are there legal guidelines and laws that I need to follow? If so where can I find them.



Yes there are some laws and qualifiactions you will need to use a drone commercially.

You will need to obtain a BUNC qualification to use a quadcopter commercially. You can find out more about that here

The BNUC qualification is gained by passing a Part 1 Ground Examination and Part 2 Flight Operation Assessment. Further details can be found in the Candidate Guide.

You can also see some general notes on the regulations and general safety here

For commerial work here are the qualifications required and permission for the various UAV sizes.