The official line from DJI regarding this question of 'Can I fly the DJI Mavic 3 with my A2CofC' and is the Mavic 3 C2 / A2 Certified  "This issue is of the utmost importance to us, and we hope to resolve it as quickly as is feasibly possible."

As things stand right now, the Mavic 3 does not have a class marking so officially you can't fly it 'close to people' from the end of 2022.   It doesn't have any immediate impact for drone operators. so the current situation is very much 'as you were' but if you ask the question to DJI of Can I have a refund on Mavic 3 if it doesn't get the C2 marking in time and the answer will be a big fat no! 

The weight is roughly 900g, the drone can be flown in the A2 CofC  (subcategory of the Open Category). This permits flights up to 50m horizontally from uninvolved people - providing the Remote Pilot has an A2CofC but it gets so confusing. That is all for the moment on the DJI Mavic 3 but I'll come back with more of an update soon. In the meantime the jury is still very much out of whether to spend over £2,000 on your drone and batteries or whether you shpul perhaps consider going for the Air 2S instead.... or even perhaps an Autel model instead. I'd love to get my hand some one of these...








As of January 2021, all changed in the drone world, Confusing was the word that springs to mind.... The CAA like waking life complicated. A Drone License is the simple term but they used to call them PFCW and then PFC and then GVC and then also a new one, an A2 C of C ! The latter I think stands for A 2 Confusing of Confusing! Or Certificate of competence as they actually call it.