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Free ICARUS 1 E-learning drone course for hobbyists

October 12, 2018

With a lot of false information on the internet and unreliable sources for information on how to operate your drone as a hobbyist, we thought that we would take the initiative and launch our own ...

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How to Make Money From Drones

October 11, 2018

It’s a topic that is the center of much debate; How do you make money from your drone? If you’ve come across this site and are reading this blog, it is likely that this is exactly the kind of...

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How many flight hours need to be logged with my drone for my PfCO renewal?

October 11, 2018

When you are re-applying for your Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) from the CAA you need to have logged a minimum of 2 hours of flying with your drone before you can re-apply for your...

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Shop for DJI Drones with Aerial Motion Pictures

September 17, 2018

Here at Aerial Motion Pictures - Fly ICARUS, we are pleased to be able to announce that we have officially re-opened our online shop, selling all manner of DJI Aircraft and accessories.

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2 new DJI Mavics have finally arrived. Check out our first impressions

August 23, 2018

It's been months in the pipeline, and after the false start event that got postponed we're finally able to spill the beans on DJI's new Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom.

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How long does it take to get a drone license

August 15, 2018

Getting a drone license (or a Permission for Commercial Operation) is not a fast process. Don't expect to turn up to do a PfCO course and walk away with your license; it doesn't work like that.

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How to plan for Aerial Filming with a drone in London

August 14, 2018

London, like most major cities, is classed as a congested area by the CAA and as such there are various permissions and considerations in order to operate a drone in London.

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Major changes for PfCO Holders as the CAA reduce distances for aircraft less than 20 kg

August 7, 2018

In a surprise update to the regulations that will please many operators who fly heavy aircraft between 7-20 kg, the CAA has announced that they are now allowing aircraft between 7-20 kg to fly...

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Time to update your Operations Manual! CAP 1687 brings amendments to CAP 393

August 6, 2018

As of the 30th July 2018 the CAA enforced new legislation through an amendment to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) for the operation of small unmanned aircraft.

 

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What is a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery and how do I handle them safely with my drone?

July 28, 2018

The increase in the use of remote systems and drones over recent years has largely been attributed to technology advancements in batteries. The Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery , provides a large...

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