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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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CALL TO ACTION UPDATE - MEETING WITH THE CAA **PLEASE READ AND SHARE**

Representatives of the UK Model Flying Associations met with the CAA yesterday afternoon (29th May 2019). The meeting was constructive, but without any real breakthrough to report at this stage. The CAA were only able to discuss potential options within the restrictive policy framework dictated by the DfT.  One such option is the possibility of […]

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Call to action! Please write to your MP, the Minister for Aviation and the Chief Executive of the CAA.

It is time to call on our members to take action about registration by letting your MP, the minister for aviation and the chief executive of the CAA know what you think (politely!). The DfT and CAA have let us down and broken every part of the regulator’s code. And despite public promises to work […]

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