All members will be expected to observe the following general principles. These principles will be taken into consideration when any complaint is received.


1. At all times all members will act in accordance with the UAAI code of conduct and all relevant and current legislation pertaining to the ownership and operation of SUA’s (Drones) in Irish or European Law, full details of which can be found at Those operating under special permissions issued by the IAA must adhere to the requirements and limitations of their approvals.


2. Any member who has charge of the operation of an SUA (Drone) shall not permit that aircraft to be operated in a manner to cause hazard to other aircraft, or operate in the vicinity of a no fly zone, or in a negligent manner so as to endanger life or cause damage to property of others.


3. Members will not behave in a way that may bring the associations reputation into disrepute or cause damage to the associations professional good standing.


4. Members shall take decisions solely in terms of the associations best interest. Members should not abuse the UAAI’s good standing so as to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their businesses, their family, or their friends.


5. Members shall not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might attempt to influence the goals or business of the UAAI.


6. Members will not use the name or any Logo/mark of the association without receiving prior permission from the association and will cease the use of such immediately on leaving the association or on instruction from the Committee.


7. Members are expected to uphold the associations Code of Ethics, Mission Statement, Vision and Values at all times.


8. Members will treat fellow members and non-members equally and with respect.


9. Members have a duty to promote the safe and legal use of Drones in Ireland and in a manner, which promotes the positive benefits of this technology in our community.


10. Members are accountable for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate where required or initiated by the Committee.


Failure to adhere to the UAAI code of conduct and current rules, regulation and legislation pertaining to the ownership and operation of SUA’s (Drones) in Irish Airspace may result in the application of penalties or expulsion from the association and a report being raised with the Regulator, the IAA.