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'A club for drone pilots, run by drone pilots'

The inspiring story of Drone Circle

Drone Circle is a fast-growing club based in Wildboarclough, Cheshire. They currently have 50 members and a place to host both indoor and outdoor events, where everyone is welcome to make the most out of their passion: drone flying. But it wasn’t always like that. It all started in Macclesfield in August 2017, when the […]

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FPV UK endorses DJI’s call for caution when reporting drone incidents

Recommended read for drone pilots

FPV UK’s aim is to support our members, to promote best practice and to shine a light on misrepresentation of the drone community.  FPV UK condemns illegal activity, however it is important to resist the urge to jump to conclusions (or even worse, knee-jerk reactions) when incidents are alleged to occur.  Recent events at Gatwick […]

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BBC Breakfast invites FPV UK members to take part in a film about drones

The filming is scheduled for Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January

BBC Breakfast television is making a film all about drones: their potential, the risks involved, what people love about them (and of course the recent coverage of an alleged drone at Gatwick and Heathrow will come up). The BBC would like to interview FPV UK members, an individual or a group, who are passionate about […]

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FPV UK aerial SWAT team

FPV UK offers assistance to the authorities

FPV UK, the UK association for radio control model and drone pilots, stands ready to offer expert FPV drone pilots to take down illegal drones. Simon Dale, chief executive said “Our membership includes some of the best racing and stunt pilots in the world.  These experts can fly their special drones, which do not have […]

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The drone incident at Gatwick Airport

FPV UK strongly condemns illegal activity

Regarding the alleged drone incident at Gatwick airport. The media are alleging the following: One, or possibly several, small unmanned aircraft allegedly flew over Gatwick airfield, several times, between the evening of Wednesday 19th of December and the evening of Thursday 20th December. No aircraft has been captured. No operator has been found. No specific […]

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FPV UK members can now enjoy discounts on outdoor equipment

10% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Cycle Surgery, Snow+Rock and Runners Need

We are pleased to announce that FPV UK members can now benefit from 10% discount at ​Cotswold Outdoor, Cycle Surgery, Snow+Rock and Runners Need, both in store and online. Take advantage of this great offer from the largest outdoor retailer in the UK and pick up some high quality outdoor equipment from the experts. Keep […]

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CAA Permission for flight above 400ft

The recent 2018 amendments to the Air Navigation Order will come into effect on the 30th July 2018, making it illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) above 400ft. The UK model flying associations (BMFA, SAA, LMA & FPVUK) have been working in close collaboration in ongoing negotiations with the Department for Transport (DfT) and […]

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Update on changes to UK regulations

UK Regulation Update

The latest meeting between the Department for Transport (DfT), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations took place this afternoon (Friday 15th June) at the DfT offices in London. The most urgent matter to address was the recent change to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) which introduced (in Article 94A) a 400ft […]

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Amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016 – 30th May 2018

On 30th May we will be laying an amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016 in Parliament. Following the government’s consultation last year, this will put into law the requirements for: 1. operators of drones of 250g and above to be registered 2. pilots flying these drones (known as ‘remote pilots’) to obtain an acknowledgement […]

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