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

NEWS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE si[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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Avonvale Model Flying Club open to new members (including FPV UK members)

“. Formed in 1962, Avonvale Model Flying Club has an enthusiastic membership of over 80 members. Based on the Ragley Estate near Alcester, they have a dedicated field from which to operate, ideal for all types of models. We’re very pleased to have recently given Avonvale access to the FPV UK membership number check tool […]

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The One Show is looking for a drone racing pilot

The One Show is looking for a charismatic drone racing pilot for a film they want to make with a drone racing a trained Sparrowhawk. The pilot would be female ideally (apparently they have had a lot of men on the show recently) and comfortable on camera. Anyone keen and available? See our Facebook post […]

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FPV UK condemns BBC programme and calls for members to complain

As those of you who follow our Twitter (www.twitter.com/fpvuk) will already know, FPV UK strongly condemns the BBC’s programme ‘Britain’s next Air Disaster? Drones’ which aired on BBC Two at 9.30pm on 1st July. The programme has also been repeated several times, will be repeated several more times over the next month and is available […]

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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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Government consultation on the £16.50 cost of registration. Be sure to reply!

All drone operators will be forced to register with the Government by November 2019. The Government has just opened a consultation on the £16.50 per annum proposed price. We think this is absolutely outrageous (it’s almost as much as the FPV UK membership fee, and you get absolutely nothing to show for it!). Please be […]

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