East Midlands Airport's Drone Policy

The restrictions on flying drones near airports and airfields are legal requirements and enforced by UK aviation law.

It is an offence under the Air Navigation Order to fly within the Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) of a protected aerodrome, or within any other airspace restriction without permission. You are not permitted to fly a drone within the FRZ as indicated by the map below (at any time) unless you have permission from the Airport Authorities and Air Traffic Control.

The map below shows the no-fly zone surrounding East Midlands Airport.

To obtain permission to fly a drone within this area, a request should be made by emailing Ops.Safety@eastmidlandsairport.com, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss details of your application.

Data from drones in this vicinity, which may include personal data, will be obtained, retained and shared with appropriate law enforcement agencies for the purposes of crime prevention & public safety. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

Drone Etiquette & Responsibility

When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe. Follow these steps to make sure you are flying safely and legally:

Don’t fly near airports or airfields - it is illegal to fly within 1km of an airport

Remember to stay below 400ft (120m)

Observe your drone at all times – stay 150ft (50m) away from people and property

Never fly near aircraft – it is illegal to endanger an aircraft

Enjoy responsibly

Click here to view the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Drone Code.

Click here to view the CAA's 'Where you can fly' guide.

Click here to view the CAA's 'Flying for fun' guide.

Click here to view the CAA's 'Flying in the countryside' guide.

Click here to view the government's advice on flying drones safely and legally.