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CAA '400ft Britain' competition in pictures

PUBLISHED: 17:01 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:01 03 November 2016

Knowlton Church, Dorset, taken by Ben Lovegrove

Knowlton Church, Dorset, taken by Ben Lovegrove

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Drones are capturing the beauty of the British countryside in a competition aimed to educate their safe use

The photography and videography competition 400ft Britain has been launched by the Civil Aviation Authority, in partnership with Visit England, to highlight the stunning images that can be taken from a safely operated drone.

Entries must comply with the CAA’s Dronecode, which recommends a drone should fly no higher than 400ft to avoid manned aircraft.

Operators should always have their drone in sight and keep them away from airports, airfields, crowds and built-up areas.

400ft Britain runs until 31 January 2017. Photos and short videos should be submitted via Twitter, Instagram or Youtube with the hashtag #400ftBritain.

The Drone Photographer and Videographer of the Year will win an exclusive Phantom Flight School drone holiday and an exhibition of entries will be showcased in an exhibition in the New Year.

Jonathan Nicholson of the CAA said: ‘By launching 400ft Britain, a competition with the Dronecode embedded in its core, we’re raising awareness of the Code and making it clear to drone users they must comply with the law and stay safe while piloting a drone.’

So good luck to you drone operators out there, and for everyone else, you can enjoy some of the beautiful snaps that have already been entered.

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