Has anyone gone online to register a unit drone yet?
The process for registering to an organisation is pretty poor. Essentially, you still end up with one nominated individual who is required to give their personal information (home address, email) and pay for it themselves with a credit card. They don’t seem to have anything properly in place between commercial ops on the one hand, and private individuals on the other. They’ve not really thought through how it might work for clubs, cadets, scouts, etc. As a result if/when I move jobs, it’ll still be registered to me and will have to be changed.
The pilot registration/test is very simple and common sense - although I don’t see why children can’t operate a drone under the supervision of a qualified adult but must register themselves. This means they have to provide an email address which I am not sure is GDPR compliant as there doesn’t appear to be a minimum age (and below a certain age they can’t consent under GDPR). Also, there is no provision to say to the CAA ‘you know me, I am a pilot and have a CAA number’ - you are creating a new entry on a new database with no link to their existing ones.
All rather gash.