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The use of drones in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Drone use is growing at a rapid rate in the UK and our skies are some of the busiest anywhere in the world. BCP Council is working with Bournemouth International Airport to ensure that residents and visitors understand how to fly their drones safely and legally, without endangering others.

Dronesafe has developed a Drone Code which helps drone flyers use their drone responsibly. The code also ensures that members of the public are protected, whilst drone users can still have fun, without posing a risk to other aircraft or people.

  • Don’t fly near airports or airfields
  • Remember to stay below 400ft (120m)
  • Observe your drone at all times- stay 150ft (50m) away from people and property
  • Never fly near aircraft
  • Enjoy responsibly

Airfield Restrictions

On 13 March 2019, the drone flight restriction zone around airports and airfields changed. You can view the new restrictions by visiting

The new drone flight restrictions around Bournemouth International Airport are shown below.

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It is illegal to fly any drone at any time within these restricted zones unless you have permission from air traffic control at the airport or, if air traffic control is not operational, from the airport itself.

To obtain permissions to fly your drone within this zone please contact Bournemouth International Airport

For more information about how to use your drone safely and legally, please visit

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