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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. […]


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 […]


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