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5 01, 2020

CAA Resassure First Time Drone Users

By |2020-01-03T11:39:36+00:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The CAA have taken steps to reassure new drone owners about what they need to do to safely and legally enjoy their new hobby. In anticipation of there being a surge in first time drone owners after Santa has been to visit, the CAA have issued some advice about how to get started with the aim of calming the nerves of first time flyers.  Here's what they recommend... Read the Instructions.  It might [...]

15 11, 2019

Hints for Buying Second Hand Drones

By |2019-11-08T14:48:24+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone flying is an exciting new area in the leisure industry and with new aircraft being introduced all the time, it's very tempting to look to the second hand market to invest in your first UAV. Prices have fallen as drones have become more popular and technology has advanced to a point where really very advanced technology is available in relatively entry level aircraft.  Of course the rapidly advancing pace of change has [...]

6 11, 2019

Buying a Drone for your Child this Christmas?

By |2019-11-06T16:24:08+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Despite a couple of prominent high street stores looking likely to pull out of the consumer drone market - John Lewis have already decided that they won't be selling them any more and Jessops are looking at their future in a more general sense - it's still likely that drones will feature a number of letters to Santa this year. However, it's worthwhile for parents to know that unless they are buying their [...]

5 11, 2019

The UK Drone Registration Scheme is Now Live

By |2019-11-05T12:55:19+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of the main areas that was designated for change following the CAA's consultation on drone use was the introduction of mandatory competency training and also registration as an operator and or pilot.  UAVs (between 250g and 20kg) will now be required to carry the operator ID. The new website that allows you to take the competency training and obtain your flyer ID and also register your aircraft to get your Operator ID [...]

5 11, 2019

CAA Launch Drones Reunited Service

By |2019-11-05T11:55:58+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The CAA's Drone Registration Scheme has gone live as planned today and all drone operators and pilots are legally obliged to register their aircraft by November 30th. Obviously this scheme, designed to run alongside the mandatory drone training for all pilots who are flying aircraft over 250g, has the main purpose of improving air safety and pilot / operator accountability.   However, it has enabled another really useful service to be launched along with [...]

23 10, 2019

CAA Drone Registration and Competency Test Update

By |2019-10-23T16:01:04+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The latest update regarding drone registration was published on the CAA website on October 21st 2019. After delays to the proposed registration process, which was originally scheduled to begin on October 1st, registration will now ope on November 5th.  It will become mandatory on November 30th according to the originally published timetable. There are two major amendments to the originally published plans for the dual scheme that combines a new education package and [...]

10 09, 2019

Altitude Angel Take Steps to Improve Drone Safety

By |2019-09-12T15:21:10+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Altitude Angel is the world's leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) provider and has taken steps to improve safety in the skies for all users by introducing a 'just culture' reporting system for drone operators and pilots. With the aim of catching up to the reporting standards already in place for the manned aviation industry, which is based on the principle of just culture.  This is not a no-blame scenario but it does recognise [...]

8 08, 2019

The CAA Innovation Hub

By |2019-08-20T16:12:38+01:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The CAA Innovation Hub The increase in drone services in the commercial sector and explosion of interest across the amateur and leisure sectors, the CAA are undoubtedly overseeing a the most significant change in airspace regulation in over half a century. The rise in technology throughout the industry has put pressure on the CAA to find solutions to meet the need of innovation developers and artificial intelligence investors, and to that end they [...]

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