FAQ

Can I now fly my drone commercially with FPV UK membership as my insurance?

Given the removal of ‘the commercial trigger’ in the new unmanned aircraft (IE drone and model aircraft) regulations, one might assume that anyone can now fly commercially. Unfortunatley commercial operations still require EC785/2004 compliant insurance (IE commercial aviation insurance with terrorism and hi-jack cover). EC785/2004 was published in 2005 – long before drones existed – […]

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Can RTH be used under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation?

The definition of a Model Aircraft in the Article 16 Operational Authorisation requires that it is flown using the control sticks, rather than by automation. The question then arises; what about the Return To Home (RTH) failsafe function? Is using RTH permissible under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation? The answer is yes. This has been […]

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Do I need to do a risk assessment whenever I fly under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation? And how do I do one?

Question Do I need to do a risk assessment whenever I fly under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation? And how do I do one? Answer No! A risk assessment is only required for flying within ‘a built-up area which is used only for recreational purposes‘ (eg a public park, gardens, etc). This is a location […]

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