Flying drones around Forres

You can get some beautiful photographs of parts of the Forres area from the air, but there are some important things to remember.

Please abide by the rules:

  • Follow the Drone Code at all times.
  • Do not fly above 120m.
  • Keep your drone within sight and don’t fly more than 500m away from yourself.
  • Keep your distance from other people according to the rules for your weight of drone.

Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ)

Kinloss FRZ

The most important thing to note is that Kinloss Barracks contains a military aerodrome which is designated as a Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ).

Flying a drone in an FRZ is not allowed without permission from Air Traffic Control or the aerodrome itself. This zone stretches over all of Kinloss village, Findhorn village, Findhorn Beach, Findhorn Bay and some of Forres town.

RAF Lossiemouth a few miles to the east is also an FRZ.

Kinloss Barracks is a former RAF base (RAF Kinloss) and is sometimes used as an ancillary airport for the nearby RAF Lossiemouth. Air Traffic Control is operated from Lossiemouth and if you intend to fly within either FRZ you should get permission from them first.

  • RAF Lossiemouth ATC: 01343 817426