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CAA Operator ID Registration/ Renewal through FPV UK

We are presently in the testing phase of our new overnight registration link between FPV UK and the CAA. Once this testing is complete we will be able to: 1) Register new members with the CAA for their first time.  Members will receive their CAA Operator ID the following day. A new option to add […]

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Can I fly under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation using a DJI or similar drone?

Question Can I fly my DJI drone under the terms of the Article 16 Operational Authorisation? Answer Yes.  So long as it is flown ‘manually’ (i.e. using the control sticks) rather than automation. CAA confirmation:   Yes – an unmanned aircraft that is being flown in accordance with the definition of a model aircraft in […]

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CAA issues Article 16 Operational Authorisation - UAS 7068

Following several years of negotiations, the CAA has today issued ‘UAS 7068’ – UAS implementing regulation article 16 operational authorisation.  Operational Authorisation UAS 7806 is available here. When the rules change on 31st December 2020 this authorisation will allow association members to enjoy privileges beyond the new rules.  Such as: Flying FPV without a competent […]

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RC Model and Drone flying Covid-19 Update

If any further guidance was needed regarding the recommencement of RC model and drone flying in England, this letter from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is surely it. ‘It is vital that people continue to be active during the Covid-19 outbreak to support their physical and mental health.’ ‘All outdoor sports and […]

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CAA registration open for second batch

CAA registration is once again open on our website. New members, or existing members who haven’t yet registered with the CAA, can have us register them with the CAA with a click of a single button (and an ‘Are you sure?’ popup). Here is a video showing the super-easy process: These registrations will be processed […]

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Plastic FPV UK Membership Cards now available for pre-order

In addition to your PDF membership certificate and electronic membership card, FPV UK will now begin to produce an optional plastic membership card. The card will include your Name, FPV UK membership number, expiry date, FPV UK achievements (Certificate of Competency: Drone Law and Certificate of Competency: Practical) and your CAA Operator ID*. The price […]

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You can now register with the CAA from your FPV UK account.

You can now register with the CAA through your FPV UK account! It takes 30 seconds – here’s a video to prove it. (We still don’t support registration. But since it’s now law we thought we’d better make it easy for our members). Deadline 31st January 2020. If you opt-in in this way your details […]

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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                        

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FPV UK Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Scheme (DMARES) Information

CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Scheme DMARES – FAQs Are FPV UK members exempt from the Drone Competency Test & Flyer ID? Under the CAA’s General Exemption 1328 FPV UK members who have achieved the FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ certificate) are exempt from taking the CAA’s competency test or carrying a Flyer […]

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FPV UK quoted on BBC News this morning

We were quoted on BBC News today on the topic of drone registration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50293106

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