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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 […]


FPVUK CEO on BBC News Online

Airport ‘Drone’ sighting ‘could have been a bird’ FPV UK Chief Executive worked with the BBC News team on this article published on their website:


FPV UK flyers available

We now have a stock of FPV UK flyers which we are making available to organisations whose clients might be interested to know about FPV UK. A number of NQEs have asked for these over recent months to provide their PfCO training clients with insurance whilst they are training for, and taking, their practical flight […]


Membership website back online

On Friday evening 8/03/2019 after 19.35 the software on our web server was updated. Unfortunately a problem with that update resulted in the part of our website (the part where new members join) being unavailable until approximately 23.45 on Saturday 09/03/2019. After this time, until approximately 11.45 on Sunday 10/03/2019 new members were […]


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