Rumoured for a while - we'll have to sit a "safety awareness test" (which is fine by me if we don't have to pay for it). UK drone users to sit safety tests I'm a little confused how the 400ft height limit interacts with the 150m "no surveillance drones near crowds or busy junctions" rule (makes it kind of hard to cross a road) - that's an existing regulation, but it enforces a "no overflying" safety area that requires some trig; and the BBC summary doesn't distinguish between drones with cameras and without for the 50m thing (I hope that was just an omission). Which, I've got to say having recently tried my mavic for the first time (previously flying lighter quads), is a chuffing long way straight up. I hope there's still the 30m exemption for take off and landing. I'm already right on the edge of the (enormous) Heathrow no fly zone - it's getting hard to be allowed to fly, even in an empty field. All this because a few people are dumb enough to fly near airfields (though I think it would be unlikely most drones could actually take a plane down without a very unlucky hit) and because people stupid enough to grasp the spinning props of a large drone then post their scratches on the web. (The BBC had a panic because of someone's lacerated finger when they tried to grab their friend's Inspire out of the air - not the same as the average user accidentally clipping someone with a Spark.) Weeding out some idiots with a test ought to be a good thing - although it would be nice if it meant some slightly more reasonable limits. Not that a test stops bad driving on the roads.