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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 […]


DronePrep and FPV UK Partnership

We’re very happy to announce a new partnership with DronePrep. DronePrep works with landowners and pilots to open up low-level airspace for drone flight. Looking for places to fly? Plan flights, check airspace rules and get permission from landowners. A free membership tier is available and FPV UK members get 30% off any of the […]


FPV UK members get £30 off an A2 CofC course with UAVHUB

We are pleased to announce that FPV UK members now get £30 off an A2 CofC course with UAVHUB. What is an A2 CofC? Since 31 December 2020, the A2 CofC drone qualification gives holders permission to fly ‘close to people’.  (See our Open Category Infographic to see how that works). Holders can also fly […]


We explain the Article 16 Operational Authorisation

In this video Simon talks over the FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation infographic to explain and demonstrate the great freedoms that the Article 16 Operational Authorisation allows our members to enjoy when flying their drone or model aircraft. Check out the video below.


Simon Dale chatted to Sean Hickey at Geeksvana about the Article 16 Operational Authorisation and FPV UK

If you’re interested in FPV UK, drone flying rules, and the FPV UK Article 16 Operational Authorisation be sure to check out Simon Dale’s chat with Sean Hickey at Geeksvana on YouTube below. This is the first of three interviews Simon did with Sean.  More coming soon! 


FPV UK welcomes Jamie Allen as examiner and mentor in Glasgow

FPV UK is very pleased to welcome Jamie Allen as our 31st national mentor and examiner for the FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical course. Jamie has been teaching people to fly drones for five years. He delivered PfCO courses for UAVHUB (when it was called ICARUS), and Consortiq and carried out their flight training […]


UAVHUB interview about FPV UK Drone Article 16 Operational Authorisation

Recently FPV UK’s Chief Executive Simon Dale and the UAVHUB Blueskies Dronecast guys got together for a chat for their Podcast.  The main subject of discussion was the FPV UK Drone Article 16 Operational Authorisation. The UAVHUB team quizzed Simon on how the Article 16 operational authorisation came about, what exactly it allows our members […]


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