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Do you need a CAA Drone License or PfCO after July 1st 2020?

March 3, 2020

In the UK, there has always been a requirement to have permission from the Civil Aviation Authority, to operate a drone commercially.

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

March 2, 2020

Keeping on top of when the CAA update their CAP documents can be a full-time job sometimes! But being a professional drone operator it comes as part of the job. There are only a few documents that...

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

March 1, 2020

The CAA is now beginning to audit at least 5% of all PfCO (soon to be GVC / Operational Authorisation) permission holders and being prepared is key! An audit can be quite a daunting prospect and...

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Mastering DJI drone flying skills

February 29, 2020

DJI have spent years developing their control systems to produce multi-rotor drones which are incredibly easy to fly and ultra-reliable. Generally, consumers tend to be critical when voicing their...

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

February 28, 2020

When the CAA Announced the changes to the new Drone Regulations in December 2019, there was a lot of negativity from the drone community; particularly those who have paid for their Drone 'license'...

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

February 27, 2020

As an experienced UAVHUB flight instructor/examiner, I’m often surprised at some students inability to complete the Operational Evaluation confidently after doing the theoretical part of their...

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

February 26, 2020

Until the 1st November 2020, to operate a drone 'commercially' in the UK, you MUST have a Permission for Commercial Operation ( PfCO ) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority ( UK CAA ).

 

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

February 25, 2020

On the 1st July 2020, the CAA's current drone training and qualification system changes significantly. For the last 5 years, drone pilots have needed to get a Permission for Commercial Operation (...

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Which Drone Course should you choose in 2020?

February 24, 2020

After 1st July 2020, the only two courses that you will be able to do are a GVC drone course and an A2 CofC drone course.

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UAVHUB starts to deliver the A2 CofC Drone Course

February 11, 2020

Now that UAVHUB is officially a CAA Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) and the first to achieve this, we can now start to deliver the A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency) drone course.

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

February 9, 2020

UAVHUB has now officially launched its HUBSUB. A monthly subscription service for the drone industry packed full of benefits including Operations Manual updates, discounts on UAVHUB courses and...

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When does my NQE Recommendation Certificate expire?

February 8, 2020

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

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

February 7, 2020

On the 6th February 2020, we at UAVHUB received an email containing our Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) Certificate, officially allowing us to start delivering GVC drone courses and A2 CofC...

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

January 23, 2020

We've been asked a number of times whether the provision to allow Remote Pilots to fly FPV will be available after 1st July 2020. The answer to this is yes and it will be very similar to the...

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Can I fly my DJI Mavic 2 Pro after 1st July 2020 - EU Drone Regulation

December 20, 2019

After the 1st July 2020, you will still be able to fly your DJI Mavic 2 Pro (or any aircraft under 25kg MTOM) under the same conditions that are currently in place today.

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What is the A2 CofC (A2 Certificate of Competency)?

December 16, 2019

As part of the new EU Drone Regulations coming in on 1st July 2020, we will be introduced to 3 new Categories. The Open Category, the Specific Category and the Certified Category.

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What is the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC)?

December 16, 2019

The General Visual Line of Sight Certificate is a remote pilot competency certificate which provides a single qualification that is suitable for most VLOS operations within the Specific category....

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

December 13, 2019

By 1st July 2022, all Unmanned aircraft on the market in the EU will have to be compliant with the Delegated Regulations which form the new aircraft categories C0 to C4.

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The Open Category and A2 CofC explained

December 12, 2019

As part of the new EU Drone Regulations coming in on 1st July 2020, we will be introduced to 3 new Categories. The Open Category, the Specific Category and the Certified Category.

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PfCO lives on under an Operational Authorisation from 1 July 2020

December 12, 2019

From 1st July 2020, the CAA is adopting the new EU regulations regarding unmanned aircraft.

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