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Includes drone news, tech support, regulation updates, industry news and much more to keep you at the heart of the drone industry! 

      News

      CAP 722 V8 - What happens if my PfCO was issued before 31st December 2020

      If you hold a PfCO you're going to need a NEW Flyer ID from the CAA from 15 December 2020 and you'll need to do a GVC...

      Permission

      What drone license do I need to fly my DJI Mavic Air 2?

      If you have a DJI Mavic Air 2 and you want to know what the BEST drone qualification is for recreational drone pilots,...

      Insider

      UK to have 'UK Marking' for Certified Drones instead of EU 'CE Marking' - EASA Drone regulation update!

      New amendments due to be put forward the UK Houses of Parliament pave way for the implementation of the EU Drone...

      Mavic 2

      Why the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) is the BEST qualification for recreational drone pilots

      Many recreational drone flyers believe that the new regulations will 'ruin' the hobby for them, this is why I'm going...

      Drone Code

      How do I renew my CAA Operator ID?

      If your CAA Drone Operator ID is due for renewal we can point you in the right direction to renew your Operator ID

      A2 CofC

      If my Drone has a tripod mode, does my drone automatically become a C2 certified drone?

      We're going to take a look at the A2 subcategory of the open category and if some drones with a tripod mode are C2...

      Operations Manual

      What should I look for in my Operations Manual when I renew my PfCO in October 2020?

      Here are the key things to check for in your Drone Operations Manual if you are renewing your PfCO in October 2020

      DJI

      DJI Smart Controller is now compatible with Mavic Air 2

      DJI has released a firmware update for the DJI Smart Controller which means it can now work with the DJI Mavic Air 2.

      Permission

      PfCO vs GVC vs OA - What's the difference? JARGON BUSTER

      What's the difference between the PfCO, GVC and an OE. Check out this jargon buster to find out which drone permissions...

      Drone Code

      A1 and A2 Transitional Provision end dates for Legacy Aircraft delayed

      The transitional period for legacy aircraft has been extended and will now run until 1st January 2020 instead of...

      Insider

      Delay to the applicability date of EU UAS Regulation to 31 December 2020

      Official notification that the UK CAA is pushing back the implementation of the EU UAS regulation package from the 1...

      News

      Flight Tests for PfCO and GVC to resume

      Based on the government guidance, we have decided to recommence Flight Examinations for both the PfCO and GVC drone...

      News

      The DJI Mavic Air 2 has landed! Pre-order yours today!

      Pre-order the much anticipated DJI Mavic Air 2 that offers the ultimate blend of power and portability

      News

      CAA to delay adoption of the EU UAS regulations until (at least) 1st November 2020

      The CAA will delay adopting the EU UAS regulations until the 1st November 2020.

      Insider

      UAVHUB starts to deliver Operating Safety Case (OSC) E-Learning

      With the pandemic in full swing, we decided that we would produce an OSC E-Learning course to help people kickstart...

      Insider

      Is the Parrot ANAFI range the perfect drone to combine with an A2 CofC?

      Whilst we wait for a C1 or C2 class drone to hit the market to take advantage of the A2 CofC, is the overlooked Parrot...

      Insider

      UK CAA to delay introduction of new EASA drone regulations

      The UK CAA is set to delay the applicability of the forthcoming EU UAS Implementing Regulation to beyond the original 1...

      Advice

      Proving your drone pilot competency & responding to public questioning

      How to deal with a situation when challenged about the legality of a drone flight and what we recommend you keep with...

      Insider

      2020 Drone industry developments - what lies ahead?

      We live in a time of accelerated technology development and 2020 looks set to deliver more exciting products to drone...

      Insider

      5 Things you need to know about owning & flying drones in the UK in 2020

      While drones have become more reliable and more capable, they have also created new risks and the need for regulation...

      Covid-19

      Flight Tests suspended until further notice - Covid 19 Update

      Due to the address from the Prime Minister on 23rd March 2020, we are suspending all Flight Assessments until further...

      News

      All UAVHUB Drone Courses to be Delivered by Virtual Classroom Online

      UAVHUB have had special dispensation from the CAA to deliver ALL of our GVC and A2 CofC Drone Course via virtual...

      News

      Coronavirus Covid-19 update from UAVHUB

      In light of recent events surrounding the Covid-19 virus, we at UAVHUB are putting in special measures to protect its...

      Insider

      The UK is leaving EASA, what does this mean for the Drone Industry?

      The UAS Department at the UK CAA has confirmed the UK is continuing with its plan to transition to the EASA UAS...

      Insider

      The DMARES - What is it and who does it affect?

      The intended purpose of the DMARES is to educate modellers and drone operators of the basic rules and regulations...but...

      Advice

      The Guide to Flight Restriction Zones (FRZ)

      If you plan on flying your drones near airports or any airfields (military included) then you need to be aware of the...

      Insider

      Have you missed the Drone Gold Rush?

      Was there such a thing as a drone gold rush? Does it still exist or have you missed the boat? is still worth using a...

      Advice

      A2 CofC drone regulations - C2 Certified Aircraft and the 1:1 Rule

      We take a look at the new C2 certified drones and the 1:1 rule that you have to use as part of operating drones with an...

      Advice

      PfCO vs. GVC vs. A2 CofC - Which is best for you?

      We take a look at how the PfCO differs from the GVC and the A2 CofC when the new EU drone regulations come into effect...

      News

      Do you need a CAA Drone License or PfCO after 31st December 2020

      With the removal of the requirement to hold a PfCO to fly commercially from 31st December 2020, we look at what type of...

      Advice

      What are the latest references required in my Operations Manual for 2020?

      We take a look at what references are required in your Drone Operations Manual when you hold a PfCO or an Operational...

      Insider

      How to survive a CAA Drone PfCO / Operational Authorisation Audit!

      The CAA is now beginning to audit at least 5% of all PfCO (soon to be GVC / Operational Authorisation) permission...

      Advice

      Mastering DJI drone flying skills

      We explain the DJI control system in an understandable explanation which will help improve your flying skills and make...

      Insider

      The CAA's new A2 CofC Drone Training Course and the DJI Mavic Mini - Is it the ULTIMATE Combo?

      The A2 CofC drone training course and the DJI Mavic Mini id the best combination to fly in the open category when the...

      Advice

      Five Top Tips to help you confidently pass your CAA GVC Drone Flight Test

      Deputy Instructor Matthew Hirst shares guidance aimed at outlining the skills to prove your ability to operate drones...

      Insider

      The UK Drone Licenses - What are they and do you Need One?

      Until the 1st July 2020, to operate a drone 'commercially' in the UK, you MUST have a PfCO from the UK CAA but what...

      Insider

      How long is the CAA GVC ( General VLOS Certificate) Drone Training valid for?

      On the 1st July 2020, the CAA's current drone training and qualification system changes significantly. We look into the...

      EU regulations

      Find out which drone course is best suited for you in 2020. Check out the GVC Drone Course and A2 CofC Drone course.

      News

      UAVHUB starts to deliver the A2 CofC Drone Course

      Now that UAVHUB is officially a CAA Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE), we can now start to deliver the A2...

      News

      Join the HUBSUB - Keep your Drone Operations Manual always up-to-date

      UAVHUB has now officially launched its HUBSUB. A monthly subscription service for Operations Manual updates as well as...

      News

      When does my NQE Recommendation Certificate expire?

      On 1st July 2020, you will no longer be able to apply for a new PfCO / Standard Permissions from the CAA with an NQE...

      News

      UAVHUB becomes the UK's FIRST Drone Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE)

      UAVHUB becomes the UK's FIRST CAA Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE), now delivering GVC drone courses and A2 CofC...

      Insider

      Can I fly FPV Drones after the EU UAS Regulations come in July 2020?

      Find out what the regulations are surrounding FPV Drone flying after 1st July 2020 when the EU UAS Regulations become...

      News

      Can I fly my DJI Mavic 2 Pro after 31st December 2020 - EU Drone Regulation

      What can you do with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro or any aircraft of a similar weight when the new EU Drone Regulations arrive...

      Insider

      What is the A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency) and how can I fly my drones from 1st July 2020? We break it all down...

      Insider

      The GVC is a remote pilot competency certificate which provides a qualification that is suitable for most VLOS...

      Insider

      What can we do with our Drones and Aircraft which don’t have any class and CE marking after 1st July 2020 in the Open...

      Insider

      We take you through the new Open Category and associated aircraft and qualifications (A2 CofC) which come into force on...

      News

      From 1 July 2020 the CAA is adopting the new EU regulations regarding drones. PfCO Standard Permissions will sit as...

      News

      The UK CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Service (DMARES) officially goes live at midnight tonight.

      Insider

      Mr MPW and Fly ICARUS hosted their first FREE Operating Safety Case (OSC) Seminar to a packed out audience at Keele...

      Insider

      Fly ICARUS announces that we have formally launched our eBee fixed-wing training course that will enable you to get...

      Insider

      The DJI Mavic Mini has landed! Check out what's great about this TINY aircraft and pre-order yours today from Fly...

      Insider

      The DJI Mavic Mini is 1 day away to be announced (rumoured). Find out what all the latest leaked specs and rumours are...

      Insider

      The CAA has announced the the The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service will go live on...

      Advice

      Neutral Density filters, commonly referred to as ND filters are essentially sunglasses for the lens of your drone.

      Insider

      To fly under Standard Permissions you must do all of the required pre-requisite planning and paperwork as required in...

      Insider

      It's been over 12 months since DJI released the Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom. Is it time for a Mavic 3 or a Mavic Mini? We round...

      Insider

      Check out Phantom 4 Multispectral drone designed as a fully integrated multispectral imaging aircraft for agriculture...

      News

      On the 1st October 2019 the CAA is due to start accepting applications for the UK drone registration scheme for drones...

      Advice

      How do you fly closer to people and buildings with your drone and how do you define control? We take a look at the CAP...

      Insider

      A rejection/assessment fee of £124.00 for PfCO applications which do not meet a 'certain level of standard' will be...

      Insider

      According to gov.uk you as the person or organisation that captured the data, whether it is photography, video or...

      Insider

      You do not have to pay to fly your drone within an airports FRZ you only have to get permission, however, some airports...

      News

      CAP 722 now defines that the 50m rule is a bubble, not a cylinder. You can also directly overfly people and structures...

      Insider

      Fly ICARUS, the UK's Highest Rated Drone Training Course on Trustpilot have released the Industry's FIRST Sales &...

      News

      Earn 20% of the ex. VAT value of any ICARUS course when you recommend us using your unique affiliate link. Sign up for...

      Insider

      The CAA has released the Charge proposal for the UK Drone Registration Scheme CAP 1775 with outlines to charge £16.50...

      Advice

      We take you through how to find the contact number for Air Traffic Control (ATC), provided that it's a civil licensed...

      Insider

      On 20th February, the UK CAA formally announced that the United Kingdom Government published an amendment to the UK Air...

      News

      We're excited to announce that ICARUS will be back at the Photography Show 2019 for the 3rd year running at the NEC...

      Insider

      The UK CAA has announced an update to the Drone Code for 2019 to reflect the changes in legislation. We take you...

      Insider

      From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles (5 kilometres) of an airport, rather than the...

      Press Release

      Fly ICARUS Founder Matt Williams (Mr MPW) - announces the launch of the ICARUS 'Live Lounge' sessions. Exclusive live...

      Press Release

      Fly ICARUS Founder Matt Williams (Mr MPW) - announces the launch of the ICARUS Pilots Lounge. A secure and private...

      Press Release

      Fly ICARUS announces FREE CAA PfCO Operations Manual updates worth £179 with any drone purchased by a PfCO holder, from...

      Advice

      A showreel is an integral part of any Drone business. It is a chance to show prospective customers what you can do and...

      News

      Aerial Motion Pictures - ICARUS announced that they have released an online PfCO Drone Training Course for less than...

      Advice

      Every modern drone uses a Lithium Polymer Battery (LiPo). This type of battery has a very high power to weight ratio...

      Advice

      Calibrating your aircraft is a very important part of flying safely. Not only does it help to ensure that your aircraft...

      Advice

      Choosing the correct music for your latest video is a very important aspect. Different genres of music will give your...

      Training

      We take a look at the ISO setting in your camera, how you should correctly use it to expose your images and how when...

      Advice

      The most significant step to shooting better photography is switching your camera settings off automatic and start to...

      News

      Have you already started your PfCO Drone Training Course with another NQE but you are finding that you are struggling...

      Advice

      The most significant step to shooting better photography is switching your camera settings off automatic and start to...

      Training

      A lot of us believe that bigger is better, however, as the saying goes, it's not what you've got it's what you do with...

      News

      We're excited to announce that due to demand and the expansion of the ICARUS course we are now hosting our drone...

      News

      On 1st - 2nd December 2018 the Fly ICARUS Team headed off to the NEC in Birmingham to exhibit and promote our PfCO...

      Insider

      Flock have partnered with ICARUS, a leading commercial flight school in the UK, to provide free drone insurance to...

      How to write an Operating Safety Case

      How much does it cost to get an OSC? Matt Williams takes a high-level look at the costs associated with creating your...

      News

      Our best Black Friday Sale on Drone PfCO Courses has now started and runs until Cyber Monday on 26th November 2018....

      Advice

      The Drone Code is an abbreviated summary of the rules and regulations of flying SUAS and UAVs in the UK. It is compiled...

      Start-up business

      Find out everything you need to know about how to get a Drone license from the CAA. We take you through the Theory...

      News

      New firmware updates are now available for users of DJI TB50 and TB55 batteries to enhance the battery management...

      Safety Notice

      The CAA have issued a safety notice on DJI TB50 and TB55 batteries which affects Inspire 2 & Matrice 200 Series...

      Insider

      The ICARUS E-Learning Resource Library is designed to support students along their PfCO journey. A great resource to...

      DJI

      The CAA has released a safety notice to all users of the DJI Matrice 200 to warn people of in-flight power failures.

      Insider

      Are modern drones taking the skill away people used to have to gain when building remote-controlled aircraft? Drone...

      Matt Williams

      What are the main elements the CAA look for in an OSC Application? There are three main themes which you will need to...

      Matt Williams

      In very basic terms, an operating safety case is a document, created by a commercial drone operator which allows them...

      Matt Williams

      As more and more commercial drone operators enter the industry in the UK, how do you make yourself stand out from all...

      DJI

      Learn how to charge the DJI Mavic 2 Flight Controller and the Intelligent Battery. With some unusal connectors and...

      News

      ICARUS™ 1 is our short drone course designed for hobbyists and enthusiasts who want to learn about the rule and...

      Whitepapers

      Matt Williams, the International Authority on Drones and Founder of the ICARUS Drone Training Course takes an in-depth...

      Advice

      When you are re-applying for your Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) from the CAA you need to have logged a...

      News

      Aerial Motion Pictures - Fly ICARUS have re-launched their online shop selling DJI Drones and accessories with more...

      Reviews

      The DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom has arrived. Check out all it's amazing features as the Mavic 2 becomes the...

      Advice

      We take a look at how long does it take to get your Drone License (or PfCO) from the CAA and what steps are required....

      Advice

      London, like most major cities, is classed as a congested area by the CAA and as such there are various permissions and...

      Insider

      Drones under 20 kg can now fly within 50 metres of a congested area if you hold a valid PfCO. Read the blog to find out...

      Insider

      As of the 30th July 2018 the CAA enforced new legislation through an amendment to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) for...

      Advice

      The Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery, provides a large amount of power for drones in a low pack weight and can be made in...

      Advice

      NOTAMs are a Notice to Airmen – they are notices that are made to Airmen (and women!), which contain pertinent...

      Advice

      Vortex Ring affects all rotary based aircraft, including Drones. It can cause total loss of control and, ultimately,...

      Advice

      DJI have some 'Zones' that maintain safe airspace for all users and the general public when flying their aircraft. They...

      Advice

      Struggling to find your Cover Note with Flock Cover to fly your drone? We've done you a step by step guide on how to...

      Insider

      The Air Navigation Order (ANO) is due to receive an amendment that affects the operation of small unmanned aircraft...

      Start-up business

      Do you own or work for a media & design business? Check our guide on how you can easily add drone services to your...

      Advice

      Items that every UAV pilot needs in their flight safety box, as advised by Aerial Motion Pictures

      Advice

      How do you handle the public when flying a drone? We give you some top tips on how to deal with the situation

      News

      Do our even faster fast track ICARUS Pro 2 Day drone course with Aerial Motion Pictures with courses run up and down...

      Insider

      DJI is about to announce a new drone. Will it be the much anticipated DJI Mavic Pro II (2)? We take a look at some of...

      Start-up business

      Fly ICARUS breaks down the route to PfCO and how much getting the 'drone license' costs. From theory through to the...

      Advice

      Aerial Motion Pictures realised on site that their DJI Inspire 2 drone wouldn't fly due to compass issues, with a...

      News

      The latest Parrot drone has been released, the ANAFI. Is the ANAFI drone the aircraft that will take DJI's crown off...

      Insider

      On 30th May 2018 the government announced a number of new rules and future proposals as part of their wider Drone Bill....

      Start-up business

      As the drone industry continues to evolve, we take a look at what it takes to become a heavy lift drone pilot so you...

      Insider

      Drone pilot Tom recently spent over a week out at sea flying a UAV inspecting offshore wind turbines. As the renewable...

      DJI has released an upgraded version of the Phantom 4 Pro. Should you upgrade to V2.0? We take a look and see what's...

      News

      Fly ICARUS is excited to announce that we can now offer interest-free finance on all our PfCO Drone Courses. We have...

      News

      The CAA have just switched to a new Drone Permissions Application Process. Want to know more? Fly ICARUS founder and...

      News

      The CAA have just announced an update to the Drone Permissions Application Process and we're adjusting our training...

      News

      The CAA have just announced an update to the Drone Permissions Application Process. Want to know more? Fly ICARUS...

      Advice

      Find out which MFT lenses work with DJI's Zenmuse X5S camera

      Start-up business

      Camera Operator Adam Georgiou takes you through which DJI Drone is best suited for filming, whether it's for...

      News

      If you want to get your drone night rating permissions but don't have the time to do classroom training, ICARUS have...

      Insider

      As of 1st April 2018 the CAA increased the costs for all drone application submissions. We give you the break down on...

      Insider

      Tom Pattison, Aerial Motion Pictures' deputy chief pilot, gives his honest and impartial first impressions on his DJI...

      Advice

      Do you want to find out who are the best drone flight schools in the UK? We take you through all the key aspects you...

      News

      The CAA have just released a new version of the CAP 393 - The Air Navigation Order, for 2018... Want to know what the...

      Advice

      Learn about how to fly your drone in a town or city from professional uav operators and learn about what is deemed a...

      Training

      Do you need practical drone training or are you looking to get your Permission for Commercial Operation? Read on to...

      Advice

      The CAA have announced the increases in the PfCO costs for the 2018/19 Financial Year... Want to know what they have...

      News

      After such a fantastic experience last year during our debut at The Photography Show, we decided to make a return for...

      Insider

      Want to know How to make a Great Drone Website? Fly ICARUS founder and Chief Instructor Matt Williams gives you 7 Tips...

      Advice

      Do you need a PfCO to fly for your own Company around your own buildings or site? Fly ICARUS founder and Chief...

      Insider

      We take you through how to convert your pilot license to a drone license and if you require any more training.

      Start-up business

      UAVHUB CEO Matt Williams guides us through what is required to set up a drone business & how to get a jump start on...

      Insider

      We break down what similarities the drone courses and UAV training have in the UK and what makes Fly ICARUS different.

      Insider

      Find out what the drone laws are in the UK for aircraft under 7 kg for people without a Permission for Commercial...

      Insider

      Find out what drone insurance you need when starting a Drone Business or adding UAV aircraft to your existing business.

      Insider

      We break down the process of attaining your PfCO to find out how much a CAA Drone License costs, from the course itself...

      Case Studies

      Do you know if you need any qualifications to fly your new drone legally? Depending on what you do you may not have to...

      Insider

      Are you struggling to find out how to get the landowners permission to fly your drone? This article will help to steer...

      Learn how to fly your drone commercially in a congested area without an Operating Safety Case (OSC) by using effective...

      Case Studies

      Why do you need a drone license and is it a legal requirement for what I want to do? We look at a few scenarios and ask...