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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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Small UAS flights below 400 ft will no longer be notified to the CAA

Following recent updates to the Air Navigation Order for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) the CAA has reviewed the process for the notification of SUAS flights. Subsequently they will no longer issue NOTAM for SUAS flights below 400ft AGL. This decision follows engagement with key stakeholders and the use of risk analysis tools and safety …

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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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CAA Launch Online Reporting System for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Today, the CAA announced their new online reporting system for small unmanned aircraft (SUA). Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO), the CAA have introduced a new online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line …

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DJI Summer Sale Is Now On

Been saving for a drone? Now’s your chance to get it and start flying this summer. We are delighted to share DJI’s special and exclusive offers with you. The sale ends on Sunday 16 June, so make sure you don’t miss out. You can save up to 20% on some of DJI’s most popular products! …

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DJI Adds ‘AirSense’ Aircraft Detection Technology to New Consumer Drones

DJI has released their safety improvement agenda for drone operators and regulators that includes plans to add ADS-B receivers to their consumer-grade drones. Announced at an event in Washington D.C, DJI has formulated a 10-step plan called “Elevating Safety” to strengthen the universal safety of their unmanned aircraft. From 1st January 2020 all DJI consumer …

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