Category: Regulations

CAA Consultation on UAS (Drone) Regulations

CAA urges drone users to respond to significant consultation on proposals

Following the CAA Call For Input the UK CAA has now published its consultation on its proposals to change UK UAS regulations. This includes mandating Remote ID – a highly controversial move. The consultation will run for 8 weeks, until 10th January 2024. Read and respond to the consultation here: Drone users urged to respond to significant […]


CAA Call For Input: Review of UK UAS Regulations

CAA Call For Input: Review of UK UAS Regulations

If you have ever wanted a chance to get involved in influencing future UK drone regulations, then this is it!  On 9th August 2023, as part of its review of UK UAS Regulations, the CAA announced a ‘Call For Input’.   To quote the CAA directly: This Call for Input seeks views from UAS stakeholders […]


Drone registration price increase from £10 to £10.33 from 3rd April 2023

On 3rd April 2023, drone hobbyists in the UK will see an increase in the charge for drone registration. The annual fee will increase from £10 to £10.33, an uptick of 3.3%. However, this is a marked reduction from the originally proposed increase of 20%, which would have taken the annual price to £12. As […]


20% CAA drone registration price increase. Reply now!

CAA to charge the drone/model community £379,174 more next year.

Drone/model aircraft operator registration alone earns the CAA almost £1.9m per annum. But, apparently that’s not enough. From the 1st of April 2023, the UK regulator intends to increase its price for registration by 13.5%. And with its rounding-up policy, that takes the price from £10 to £12 – actually making it a 20% increase. […]


FPV UK issued with new Article 16 Operational Authorisation for drone and model aircraft flying

Members can continue flying with the extra Article 16 freedoms

The CAA has today issued FPV UK with its fifth Article 16 Operational Authorisation for drone and model aircraft flying. This version is valid from today 22/12/2022, until the end of next year – 31/12/2023. There are no significant changes to report – this is a continuation of the Article 16 provisions for our members. […]


CAA announces extending legacy and transitional provisions and class markings to January 2026

If you’ve been worrying about yout A2 CofC coming to an end, and wondering what happened to the CAA’s consultation, and subsequent recommendation to the DfT to extend the transitional arrangements ‘indefinitely‘, you will be interested in this update. The CAA just released the following statement. Extending legacy and transitional provisions and class markings update […]


DJI Granted World’s First C1 Drone Certificate

DJI has been granted the world’s first C1 drone certificate for it’s Mavic 3 Series. This represents quite big news in the drone world. Until now it looked like the end of 2022 would see the transitional period deadline pass without a single C-marked drone hitting the market. In fact, following a public consultation, the […]


Consultation - AMC & GM to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 

The CAA is consulting on the Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 and would like your opinion. The purpose of this consultation is to provide input from a larger breadth of expertise and experience than contained within the CAA alone. There is also a legal requirement to consult when […]


CAA renews FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation - Issue 3

December 2021 marks the first anniversary, and the third issue, of the FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation.  This third issue is valid from 21st December 2021 until 31st December 2022. The authorisation means FPV UK members have an excellent alternative to the Open Category drone rules (The A16 OA actually falls under the Specific […]


We explain the Article 16 Operational Authorisation

In this video Simon talks over the FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation infographic to explain and demonstrate the great freedoms that the Article 16 Operational Authorisation allows our members to enjoy when flying their drone or model aircraft. Check out the video below.


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