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

CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Scheme DMARES – FAQs

Are FPV UK members exempt from the Drone Competency Test & Flyer ID?
Under the CAA’s General Exemption 1328 FPV UK members who have achieved the FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ certificate) are exempt from taking the CAA’s competency test or carrying a Flyer ID.

If you haven’t already, you can do the ten multiple-choice question Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ certificate) in the member area on FPVUK.org now.  It takes only a couple of minutes and your FPV UK membership certificate and electronic membership card will instantly show that you hold the Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ Certificate).  The current exemption 1328 is an exemption to the Air Navigation Order.

The Air Navigation Order will be superseded by new EASA regulations on 1st July 2020 (edit: subsequently pushed back to ‘not before 1st November 2020’ due to Covid-19). Therefore the CAA cannot issue exemptions beyond that date.   We envisage that the current exemption will be replaced by a new equivalent permission/ exemption to the new regulations when the time comes.

Are FPV UK members exempt from the Drone Registration scheme?
Under the CAA’s General Exemption 1345 FPV UK members are exempt from operator registration until 30th June 2020.  Our members can very easily and securely register their details with the CAA with the click of a button from their member area on FPVUK.org.

Where do I get my Operator ID?
Until 30th June 2020 FPV UK members are exempt from displaying an Operator ID.  Carrying a link to CAA General Exemption 1345 and your membership certificate or plastic FPV UK membership card will suffice.  If you wish to show someone that your membership is truly valid you may direct them to https://members.fpvuk.org/membership-checkThis verifies your membership number is real, and you have passed the Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ Certificate) using your postcode as a secondary identifier.

Where do I get my Flyer ID?
FPV UK members who have passed the Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ Certificate) do not have to obtain a Flyer ID.  Carrying a link to the CAA’s General Exemption 1328 and your membership certificate showing you have the Certificate of Competency: Drone Law (‘A’ Certificate), or your plastic FPV UK membership card showing the same, will suffice.

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