Category: Regulations

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 […]


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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.


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! 


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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