Category: Regulations

DJI improves geofencing to protect European airports and facilities

'GEO 2.0' provides more sophisticated data to 32 European countries

DJI geofencing uses GPS and other navigational satellite signals to prevent drones from flying near sensitive locations such as airports, prisons, nuclear power plants and high-profile events. These no-go-zones are high safety risks areas where drones cannot take off, or fly into, without special authorisation. DJI’s new geofencing system, GEO 2.0, is powered by data […]

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DfT announces amendments to the Air Navigation Order

Changes to legislation will come into force on 13 March 2019

On 20 February 2019 the UK Government announced amendments to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO). This includes changes to aspects of the previous ANO that was published on 30 May 2018. These unexpected amendments are widely seen as a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction following the media coverage of the Gatwick and Heathrow ‘events’.  No consultation was […]

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FPV UK endorses DJI’s call for caution when reporting drone incidents

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FPV UK’s aim is to support our members, to promote best practice and to shine a light on misrepresentation of the drone community.  FPV UK condemns illegal activity, however it is important to resist the urge to jump to conclusions (or even worse, knee-jerk reactions) when incidents are alleged to occur.  Recent events at Gatwick […]

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FPV UK aerial SWAT team

FPV UK offers assistance to the authorities

FPV UK, the UK association for radio control model and drone pilots, stands ready to offer expert FPV drone pilots to take down illegal drones. Simon Dale, chief executive said “Our membership includes some of the best racing and stunt pilots in the world.  These experts can fly their special drones, which do not have […]

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The drone incident at Gatwick Airport

FPV UK strongly condemns illegal activity

Regarding the alleged drone incident at Gatwick airport. The media are alleging the following: One, or possibly several, small unmanned aircraft allegedly flew over Gatwick airfield, several times, between the evening of Wednesday 19th of December and the evening of Thursday 20th December. No aircraft has been captured. No operator has been found. No specific […]

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CAA Permission for flight above 400ft

The recent 2018 amendments to the Air Navigation Order will come into effect on the 30th July 2018, making it illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) above 400ft. The UK model flying associations (BMFA, SAA, LMA & FPVUK) have been working in close collaboration in ongoing negotiations with the Department for Transport (DfT) and […]

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Update on changes to UK regulations

UK Regulation Update

The latest meeting between the Department for Transport (DfT), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations took place this afternoon (Friday 15th June) at the DfT offices in London. The most urgent matter to address was the recent change to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) which introduced (in Article 94A) a 400ft […]

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Amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016 – 30th May 2018

On 30th May we will be laying an amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016 in Parliament. Following the government’s consultation last year, this will put into law the requirements for: 1. operators of drones of 250g and above to be registered 2. pilots flying these drones (known as ‘remote pilots’) to obtain an acknowledgement […]

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