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FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical

FPV UK's achievement scheme now has twenty examiners around the country

FPV UK is pleased to announce that we now have twenty examiners spread across the nation from Southampton in the South to Lybster in the very North of Scotland. This means you can now do your FPV UK Certificate of Competency: Practical in more places than ever.  Read more about the achievement scheme and find […]

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RC Model and Drone flying Covid-19 Update

If any further guidance was needed regarding the recommencement of RC model and drone flying in England, this letter from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is surely it. ‘It is vital that people continue to be active during the Covid-19 outbreak to support their physical and mental health.’ ‘All outdoor sports and […]

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CAA registration open for second batch

CAA registration is once again open on our website. New members, or existing members who haven’t yet registered with the CAA, can have us register them with the CAA with a click of a single button (and an ‘Are you sure?’ popup). Here is a video showing the super-easy process: These registrations will be processed […]

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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

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 […]

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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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