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PfCO vs GVC vs OA - What's the difference? JARGON BUSTER

August 25, 2020

Understandably, there's a lot of confusion around terms, permissions and qualifications in the drone industry in the UK and this article is designed to help bust through the jargon and confusion....

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Delay to the applicability date of EU UAS Regulation to 31 December 2020

June 5, 2020

We have just had official notification that the UK CAA is pushing back the implementation of the EU UAS regulation package from the 1st November 2020 to the 31st December 2020.

 

 

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Flight Tests for PfCO and GVC to resume

May 13, 2020
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CAA to delay adoption of the EU UAS regulations until (at least) 1st November 2020

April 27, 2020
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UAVHUB Starts to deliver Operating Safety Case (OSC) E-Learning

April 24, 2020

 

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UK CAA to delay introduction of new EASA drone regulations

April 9, 2020
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Proving your drone pilot competency & responding to public questioning

April 9, 2020

One of the questions which we get asked quite a lot by relatively new commercial drone operators is how to deal with a situation when challenged about the legality of a flight they are busy with....

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The UK is leaving EASA, what does this mean for the Drone Industry?

March 11, 2020

 

On 06 March 2020, UK State Secretary for Transportation Grant Shapps told the Aviation Week Network that the UK was leaving EASA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

 

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Have you missed the Drone Gold Rush?

March 6, 2020

 

Was there such a thing as a drone gold rush? Does it still exist or have you missed the boat? In this blog, we will discuss the importance of this subject and break down each stage to try and...

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PfCO vs. GVC vs. A2 CofC - Which is best for you?

March 4, 2020

 

As most people are now aware, the regulations controlling commercial drone operations in the United Kingdom are changing on 31st December 2020. UAVHUB have made every effort to keep the...

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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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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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