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Drone photography/layout/writing help wanted!

Do you have photos/articles/layout skills to help with a new welcome guide for new members?

We have an idea to put together an easy to digest, magazine style ‘Welcome Guide’ for new FPV UK members. Who are very often new drone pilots too. This will be consistent with the FPV UK handbook, but much more ‘glossy’ and attractive to read for a newbie. We’d like to include details about registering […]


FPV UK stickers, CAA Operator ID drone labels, and high-vis armbands now available

Stickers, Labels and Armbands in the FPV UK store

8cm x 8cm Proud Member of FPV UK Stickers By popular demand, FPV UK stickers are on the way! The design was chosen from six contenders by a popular vote on our Facebook page. You can pre-order ‘Proud Member of FPV UK’ stickers now in the FPV UK store. We expect to send them out […]


20% CAA drone registration price increase. Reply now!

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 […]


Moonrock accidental damage, fly-away, and theft insurance for FPV UK members

As an FPV UK member, you can fly safe in the knowledge that you are covered by our £5m drone insurance. You’re covered in case your drone damages someone else’s property or injures someone. But what about insurance for the drone itself in case you were to accidentally damage it, or in case you experienced […]


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 […]


10% off The Mavic 3 Package from COPTRZ.

We’re very pleased to announce that FPV UK members now get 10% off The Mavic 3 Package from COPTRZ. DJI’s brand new Mavic 3 is arguably the best compact, high-end videography drone launched yet. The Mavic 3 enables you to capture stunning footage with a legendary 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera AND the ability to film […]


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