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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! 

      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...