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Category: Drone Training

CAA Drone Registration Service: A Step-by-Step Guide

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed the new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019. With registration mandatory from 30 November 2019, drone operators will be able to register from the scheme’s launch date at register-drones.caa.co.uk. The new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft …

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Guide to Flight Restriction Zones (FRZ)

On 13 March 2019 the drone flight restriction zone around airports and airfields changed, as outlined in The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019. The government introduced a new rule stating that the 1km restriction from the airfield boundary is replaced by a restriction using the airfield’s existing aerodrome traffic zone (ATZ), which has a radius …

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A Guide to Renewing your PfCO

The time has arrived, your ‘standard permission’ or Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) is due for renewal. But since it feels like just yesterday that you had it granted, you’re left wondering how on earth to get started. If this sounds like you, then we’ve got the ultimate guide to renewing your PfCO coming right …

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Why are Online Drone Courses so popular?

More recently, online drone courses have become the preferred training method for individuals and businesses looking to become certified drone pilots. But why is this? With the drone industry having boomed in the past few years, we’ve seen more and more people training for their CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). However, with classroom-based drone …

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Uplift Drones launch ‘DroneMAP’ Online Drone Mapping Course

Uplift Drones, the UK’s leading commercial drone training provider, has expanded its training portfolio with the launch of the ‘DroneMAP’ Drone Mapping and Photogrammetry eLearning course. This online drone mapping course is for drone pilots and those involved in surveying who want to know how to collect accurate data and produce accurate data outputs using …

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CAA publish 7th Edition of CAP 722 for UAS Operations

The CAA has published the Seventh Edition of CAP 722, which is now split into three parts with the appendices covered in separate documents CAP 722A and CAP 722B. The CAP 722 July 2019 amendment updates references and text in accordance with ANO 2016 and its subsequent amendments, changes to European regulations brought about by …

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CAA removes requirement for PfCO Insurance Documentation

On 26 June 2019, the CAA officially confirmed that their online application form has been amended, removing the requirement for PfCO applicants to include any insurance documentation. This change also applies to the Operating Safety Case (OSC) widely known as the Ops Manual; Cap722 states on page 131 section 3.16 of the Operations Manual template …

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Guide to EU UAS Regulations and CAP1789

On 21 June, the CAA released CAP1789 to provide an outline of the newly published EU unmanned aircraft regulations. Due to be implemented by July 2020, the ‘EU UAS Regulation Package’ aims to provide harmonisation across Europe, simplifying the overall process for UAS operations and removing the need to refer to separate regulations within each …

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Why gender diversity is essential to the drone industry’s growth

It’s no secret that the drone industry has always been an (unintentionally) male-dominated environment. But things are changing and with more women gaining their commercial drone pilot permission (PfCO) each year in the UK, this shift in balance can only spell good things for the industry on both a national and global scale. Even though …

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CAA publish Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments in CAP 1763

Background On 20 February 2019, the UK Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) titled ‘The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019’ that is detailed by the CAA in CAP 1763. This new ANO publication comes into force on 13th March 2019 and will affect the operation of small unmanned aircraft …

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Department for Transport release official response detailing the future of drones in the UK

Overview Following the recent disruption to Gatwick Airport’s operations over the Christmas period, we have seen a surge in national press surrounding the use of drones in the UK. Bringing with it a new level of awareness to this emerging technology, many of us have since been asking what can – and will – be …

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Uplift Drones launch Black Friday Sale

Uplift Drones launch Black Friday Sale This week, Uplift Drones launched their exclusive Black Friday sale featuring the latest DJI drones and accessories, plus industry-leading CAA drone training courses like the Uplift Online PfCO. With the sale set to run from 20-30 November 2018, there’s plenty of time to secure these fantastic drone deals in …

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