Category: Regulations

New FPV UK Handbook 2021 - v1.1 released

A new updated and expanded version of the FPV UK handbook is now available to download.  This accompanies the new FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation UAS13529 which is now in force (and supersedes the previous joint Article 16 Operational Authorisation). Open the FPV UK Handbook 2021 v1.1 here

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New Article 16 Operational Authorisation issued

New Article 16 Operational Authorisation issued

The CAA has today issued FPV UK with its new Article 16 Operational Authorisation. This supersedes the previous joint Article 16 Operational Authorisation. UAS13529 Article 16 Authorisation Issue 2 The new version of the FPV UK handbook (v1.1) to accompany this operational authorisation is also now available:  FPV UK Handbook 2021 v1.1  In this version […]

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Open Category and FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation Infographics

Two new infographics explain the Open Category Drone and Model Aircraft rules, and the Article 16 Operational Authorisation rules. See our two knowledgebase articles about them here: Open Category Infographic Article 16 Operational Authorisation Infographic  

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CAA issues Article 16 Operational Authorisation - UAS 7068

Following several years of negotiations, the CAA issued ‘UAS 7068’ – UAS implementing regulation article 16 operational authorisation.  Operational Authorisation UAS 7806 is available here. When the rules changed on 31st December 2020 this authorisation came into effect and allows association members to enjoy privileges beyond the new UAS rules.  Such as: Flying FPV without […]

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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

In addition to your PDF membership certificate and electronic membership card, FPV UK can now supply 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 for the […]

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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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