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      News

      The UK's First Online Drone Course for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing!

      Looking for a Drone Training Provider that can cater for your disability or special requirements? Look no...

      CAA Regulations

      What’s the difference between a Flyer ID and an Operator ID?

      Got a drone?! Find everything a you need to know about registering with the CAA , including the difference between an...

      SDK

      SDKs | How can they help me get the most out of my Enterprise Drone?

      Exploit the most from your enterprise drone by using software development kits (SDK). How do they work? and why is it...

      5 Minute Read

      A2 C of C Self Declaration

      Everything you need to know about What it is? Where do I find it? What are the practical requirements for the...

      10 Minute Read

      Are you a certified Drone Operator? What are the next steps?

      Are you a CAA Approved UAS operator? If you want to go full time but having trouble navigating the drone industry &...

      3 Minute Read

      What is the Drone Racing League?

      What is the DRONE RACING LEAGUE (DRL)? How can YOU BENEFIT from the simulator and why!

      5 Minute Read

      A Drone Pilot's Guide to Understanding NOTAMS

      What is a NOTAM? Where can you find them? Why you need to know about them!

      2 Minute Read

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

      If you have a DJI Air 2S and you want to know what the BEST and MOST RELEVANT drone qualification is in the UK...

      5 Minute Read

      A Drone Pilots Guide to FPV

      A Beginners Guide: A simple introduction to FPV drones for beginners.

      10 Minute Read

      How to choose the BEST camera drone for YOU.

      Are you into Photography & Film? Want to incorporate aerial footage into your arsenal of abilities? Stay relevant and...

      2 Minute Read

      Online Exams With UAVHub: What to expect

      This simple and digestible guide through our Online Examination Process for the A2 C of C and the GVC to ease pre-exam...

      10 Minute Read

      The DEFINITIVE Guide to FPV Rules in the UK

      FPV flying is an adrenaline-fuelled form of drone flying and the great news is that it is legal in the UK, but you must...

      A2 CofC

      The A2 | Understanding the 'Hype'

      What is the A2 C of C? This mini guide explains why the A2 is a drone Qualification everyone wants! (3 minute read)

      GVC

      4 Ways to Add Value to Your Drone Services

      With the commercial drone industry growing exponentially how can you stand out from the crowd? Follow this simple guide...

      GVC

      Updating your Operations Manual for 2022

      How to update your Operational Authorisation Operations Manual for 2022

      Operations Manual

      CAA CAPS are going!...Sort of. Time to update your Operations Manual for 2022

      The CAA is changing the way that they show current government legislation online. It's no longer about CAPs, it's about...

      Operational Authorisation

      ORS4 No.1233 - Small Unmanned Aircraft - Emergency Services Operations withdrawal

      Exemption, ORS4 No.1233 - Small Unmanned Aircraft - Emergency Services Operations has now been withdrawn. What does...

      5 Minute Read

      Is the A2 C of C worth it?

      Let's break down what the A2 CofC is actually for and why it's not as useless as some people make it out to be!

      General Visual Line of Sight Certificate

      What is PDRA-01 - UK Drone Regulations Explained

      PDRA stands for Pre-defined Risk Assessment and is a type of authorisation you can be granted from the CAA to fly your...

      A2 CofC

      Is the A2 CofC useless after 2023?

      In episode 1 of our podcast, we discuss if the A2 CofC is useless after 2023. Check out the blog for our summary or...

      Permission

      Do I need a drone license in the UK for commercial use?

      There is not a requirement to hold a permission or license to fly a drone for commercial use, however, you may still...

      GVC

      No Minimum Age for Remote Pilots within the UK

      As of 28 January 2021 – The UK Government has now removed the minimum age requirement for remote pilots operating a UAS...

      GVC

      Updating your Operations Manual for the new 2021 Drone Regulations

      2021 brings with it a whole new set of regulations changes for the UK Drone industry. It's time to get out your OM and...

      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 2021

      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

      Which drone course should I choose?

      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 under the new UAS Regulations?

      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 (A2 Certificate of Competency)?

      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 you do with current 'Legacy' aircraft in the Open Category

      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...

      Advice

      The Open Category Explained!

      We walk you through the new Open Category and associated aircraft and UK Drone Qualifications (A2 C of C)

      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

      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

      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

      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

      How do you contact Air Traffic Control (ATC)?

      We take you through how to find the contact number for any civil licensed aerodrome Air Traffic Control (ATC),...

      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...

      Advice

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

      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...

      Advice

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

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