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A1 and A2 Transitional Provision end dates for Legacy Aircraft delayed

June 9, 2020

Due to the current global Covid-19 pandemic, the EU Commission has agreed to postpone the introduction of the new EU Regulation package until 31st December 2020 (originally scheduled for 1st July...

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UK CAA to delay introduction of new EASA drone regulations

April 9, 2020
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5 Things you need to know about owning & flying drones in the UK in 2020

March 26, 2020

 

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

March 7, 2020

DMARES - Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service. It's a mouth full and you have to wonder if the UK Civil Aviation Authority who presented this scheme to the aeromodelling...

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The Guide to Flight Restriction Zones (FRZ)

March 7, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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 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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The CAA Drone Registration becomes law from tomorrow

November 29, 2019

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

 

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UK’s new Drone Registration and Education Service will go live on 5 November 2019

October 22, 2019

After a bumpy false start, the CAA has announced The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service will go live on 5 November 2019. You will not be required or able to...

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Can you fly your drone in a Congested Area as a Hobbyist with a PfCO?

October 16, 2019

When people make the transition from being a hobbyist drone pilot to being a commercial drone pilot with a drone, they sometimes get confused over what you can and can't do.

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When is the UK Drone Registration Scheme Happening?

September 24, 2019

On the 1st October 2019, the CAA is due to start accepting applications for acceptance of competency under Article 94E in the CAP 393, which will take the shape as a Remote Pilot and SUA Operator...

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How do you fly your drone near to people & property

September 23, 2019

Sometimes we get asked for reassurance about how close you can get to people and property with your drone and how do you get them under your control so you can get closer?

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Do you HAVE to PAY to fly your drone in an airports FRZ?

September 5, 2019

The answer to do you have to pay to fly your drone in an airports FRZ, or even to pay to fly your drone in ANY airspace is simply NO, however, some airports including London Oxford Airport (at the...

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CAP 722 clarifies the age-old Bubble or Cylinder argument

August 12, 2019

For a long time, ourselves teaching this included, that you must treat the space around your Drone as a Cylinder rather than a bubble around your aircraft, however, as the regulations and wording...

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How to update your Drone Operations Manual for 13th March 2019 CAA Regulation changes

March 1, 2019

On 20th February, the UK CAA formally announced that the United Kingdom Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) which contains its changes to the legislation...

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