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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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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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