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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! 

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      Mastering DJI drone flying skills

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

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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

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

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      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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      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....

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

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      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...

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

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

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

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

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

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      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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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