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20% Discount at AIRDATA

For 2024 we are delighted to announce a new discount partnership with AIRDATA to help you track, analyse and record your drone flying antics! As a valued FPV UK member you will receive an exclusive 20% discount off AIRDATA HD360 Plans. Not already an FPV UK member? Then why not check out some of the […]


FPV UK gets new Article 16 OA

CAA issues 6th 12 month Article 16 Operational Authorisation

The CAA has today issued FPV UK with its sixth Article 16 Operational Authorisation for drone and model aircraft flying. This version is valid from today 19/12/2023, until the end of next year – 31/12/2024. There are no significant changes to report – this is a continuation of the Article 16 provisions for our members. […]


FPV UK CAP2610 UAS Regulations Consultation Reponse

FPV UK CAP2610 UAS Regulations Consultation Reponse Document

FPV UK has now released its response to the CAA UAS Regulation CAP2610: Consultation: Review of UK Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations. The response includes the CAA’s pre-amble/proposal and then its question, followed by FPV UK’s response in blue. Please read the the document and reply to the CAA with your thoughts on the CAA […]


CAA Consultation on UAS (Drone) Regulations

CAA urges drone users to respond to significant consultation on proposals

Following the CAA Call For Input the UK CAA has now published its consultation on its proposals to change UK UAS regulations. This includes mandating Remote ID – a highly controversial move. The consultation will run for 8 weeks, until 10th January 2024. Read and respond to the consultation here: Drone users urged to respond to significant […]


CAA Call For Input: Review of UK UAS Regulations

CAA Call For Input: Review of UK UAS Regulations

If you have ever wanted a chance to get involved in influencing future UK drone regulations, then this is it!  On 9th August 2023, as part of its review of UK UAS Regulations, the CAA announced a ‘Call For Input’.   To quote the CAA directly: This Call for Input seeks views from UAS stakeholders […]


Drone Insurance Comparison UK

What's the best drone insurance package in the UK?

Below we’ve compared three of the drone public liability insurance offerings on the market. FPV UK GADC BMFA Public Liability Insurance Y Y Y International Cover Y N Y Authorised and regulated by the CAA Y N Y Article 16 Operational Authorisation Y N Y CAA Operator ID Registration and Renewal Y N Y CAA […]


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 […]


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 stickers and high-vis armbands now available

Stickers, Labels and Armbands in the FPV UK store

Customised 6mm transparent CAA Operator ID stickers These 6mm tall transparent sticky labels are ideal for labelling your drones with your CAA Operator ID. Labelling the main body of your drone or model aircraft with your Operator ID ensures you comply with the regulations. These stickers fit nicely on the side of a DJI Mini, […]


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. […]


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