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Moonrock accidental damage, fly-away, and theft insurance for FPV UK members

As an FPV UK member, you can fly safe in the knowledge that you are covered by our £5m drone insurance. You’re covered in case your drone damages someone else’s property or injures someone. But what about insurance for the drone itself in case you were to accidentally damage it, or in case you experienced […]


Simon Dale chatted to Sean Hickey at Geeksvana about the Article 16 Operational Authorisation and FPV UK

If you’re interested in FPV UK, drone flying rules, and the FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation be sure to check out Simon Dale’s chat with Sean Hickey at Geeksvana on YouTube below. This is the first of three interviews Simon did with Sean.  More coming soon! 


FPV UK welcomes Jamie Allen as examiner and mentor in Glasgow

FPV UK is very pleased to welcome Jamie Allen as our 31st national mentor and examiner for the FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical course. Jamie has been teaching people to fly drones for five years. He delivered PfCO courses for UAVHUB (when it was called ICARUS), and Consortiq and carried out their flight training […]


FPV UK Welcomes Matthew McKay as mentor and examiner near Warrington

FPV UK is very pleased to welcome Matthew McKay to the growing team of FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical mentors and examiners around the country. The FPV UK CofC: Practical is FPV UK’s practical skills certificate, which members take to improve their practical skills, confidence and for their own pleasure and sense of achievement. […]


New FPV UK Handbook

FPV UK Handbook The FPV UK handbook is available for download here.  Some of the topics covered in the FPV UK handbook are: Information about how FPV UK membership works (details of each of the different types of subscription – how often they renew, when reminders are sent, how you can cancel them, etc) Guidance […]


FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical

FPV UK's achievement scheme now has twenty examiners around the country

FPV UK is pleased to announce that we now have twenty examiners spread across the nation from Southampton in the South to Lybster in the very North of Scotland. This means you can now do your FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical in more places than ever.  Read more about the achievement scheme and find […]


FPV UK's Simon Dale on ITN National News

Simon Dale speaking about the drone and model aircraft registration system

ITN National News interviewed FPV UK’s Simon Dale about registration and what it means to Drone and Model Aircraft Pilots in the UK. Play video of Simon Dale speaking to ITN                        


Avonvale Model Flying Club open to new members (including FPV UK members)

“. Formed in 1962, Avonvale Model Flying Club has an enthusiastic membership of over 80 members. Based on the Ragley Estate near Alcester, they have a dedicated field from which to operate, ideal for all types of models. We’re very pleased to have recently given Avonvale access to the FPV UK membership number check tool […]


The One Show is looking for a drone racing pilot

The One Show is looking for a charismatic drone racing pilot for a film they want to make with a drone racing a trained Sparrowhawk. The pilot would be female ideally (apparently they have had a lot of men on the show recently) and comfortable on camera. Anyone keen and available? See our Facebook post […]


FPV UK condemns BBC programme and calls for members to complain

As those of you who follow our Twitter ( will already know, FPV UK strongly condemns the BBC’s programme ‘Britain’s next Air Disaster? Drones’ which aired on BBC Two at 9.30pm on 1st July. The programme has also been repeated several times, will be repeated several more times over the next month and is available […]


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