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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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      What drone license do I need to fly my DJI Mavic Air 2?

      If you have a DJI Mavic Air 2 and you want to know what the BEST drone qualification is for recreational drone pilots,...

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

      What's the difference between the PfCO, GVC and an OE. Check out this jargon buster to find out which drone permissions...

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

      The CAA will delay adopting the EU UAS regulations until the 1st November 2020.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      When does my NQE Recommendation Certificate expire?

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

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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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      Fly ICARUS announces that we have formally launched our eBee fixed-wing training course that will enable you to get...

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

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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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      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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      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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      Aerial Motion Pictures - ICARUS announced that they have released an online PfCO Drone Training Course for less than...

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      Our best Black Friday Sale on Drone PfCO Courses has now started and runs until Cyber Monday on 26th November 2018....

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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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      The ICARUS E-Learning Resource Library is designed to support students along their PfCO journey. A great resource to...

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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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      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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      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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      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. Want to know more? Fly ICARUS...

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      If you want to get your drone night rating permissions but don't have the time to do classroom training, ICARUS have...

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