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Plastic FPV UK Membership Cards now available for pre-order

In addition to your PDF membership certificate and electronic membership card, FPV UK will now begin to produce an optional plastic membership card. The card will include your Name, FPV UK membership number, expiry date, FPV UK achievements (Certificate of Competency: Drone Law and Certificate of Competency: Practical) and your CAA Operator ID*. The price […]

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You can now register with the CAA from your FPV UK account.

You can now register with the CAA through your FPV UK account! It takes 30 seconds – here’s a video to prove it. (We still don’t support registration. But since it’s now law we thought we’d better make it easy for our members). Deadline 31st January 2020. If you opt-in in this way your details […]

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FPV UK's Simon Dale on ITN National News

Simon Dale speaking about the drone and model aircraft registration system

ITN National News interviewed FPV UK’s Simon Dale about registration and what it means to Drone and Model Aircraft Pilots in the UK. Play video of Simon Dale speaking to ITN                        

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FPV UK Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Scheme (DMARES) Information

This information is available in PDF format here: https://www.fpvuk.org/files/FPVUK-CAA-Drone-and-Model-Aircraft-Registration-Scheme-DMARES.pdf CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Scheme DMARES Are FPV UK members exempt from the Drone Competency Test & Flyer ID? Under the CAA’s General Exemption 1328 (http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1328.pdf) FPV UK members who have achieved the FPV UK ‘A’ certificate are exempt from taking the CAA’s competency […]

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FPV UK quoted on BBC News this morning

We were quoted on BBC News today on the topic of drone registration: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50293106

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Drone & Model Aircraft Registration Scheme

Late yesterday afternoon the CAA announced that the Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019.  The fee to register with the CAA will be £9. Registration for FPV UK members FPV UK members will not need to register directly with the government scheme.  Our members will be […]

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FPV UK response to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Drone Report

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE [email protected] 11/10/2019 The Science and Technology Committee’s report states ‘It is vital that the Government respects recreational drone user and model flying communities and ensures that any further regulation or legislation does not dissuade people from joining such communities.’ This is absolutely crucial and we completely agree. Apart from being a […]

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FPVUK CEO on BBC News Online

Airport ‘Drone’ sighting ‘could have been a bird’ FPV UK Chief Executive worked with the BBC News team on this article published on their website: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-48872489

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Meeting with the Minister for Aviation

Representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations met with the Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton at the Department for Transport yesterday (Tuesday 5th June 2019). Whilst the meeting provided a good opportunity for both sides to clarify their position and understand each other’s priorities, there is little in the way of good news to […]

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FRZ Permission Survey

Have you requested permission to fly in a flight restriction zone?  How did it go? ARPAS are running a survey so that they can build a league table and highlight any problem airfields. Add to the data here: ARPAS FRZ Permission Survey

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