Category: Regulations

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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! 

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UAVHUB interview about FPV UK Drone Article 16 Operational Authorisation

Recently FPV UK’s Chief Executive Simon Dale and the UAVHUB Blueskies Dronecast guys got together for a chat for their Podcast.  The main subject of discussion was the FPV UK Drone Article 16 Operational Authorisation. The UAVHUB team quizzed Simon on how the Article 16 operational authorisation came about, what exactly it allows our members […]

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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

These two infographics show the 2021 UK drone regulations in an easy to understand graphical format. They serve as a quick guide to explain both the Open Category Drone and Model Aircraft rules, and the FPV UK Article 16: Operational Authorisation rules. Open Category drone rules in a nutshell This infographic explains where you can […]

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CAA issues Article 16 Operational Authorisation

Following several years of negotiations, the CAA issued UAS implementing regulation article 16 operational authorisation.  The FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation 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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