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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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What is a NOTAM and how do I check for them when flying a drone?

July 24, 2018

NOTAMs are a Notice to Airmen – they are notices that are made to Airmen (and women!), which contain pertinent information, to help increase Air Safety.

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What is Vortex Ring and how do I avoid it with my drone?

July 23, 2018

Vortex Ring affects all rotary based aircraft, including Drones. It can cause total loss of control and, ultimately, loss of the platform. Have you ever experienced this when you have been...

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How to unlock a DJI aircraft such as the Mavic Pro & Phantom 4

July 23, 2018

DJI have some 'Zones' that maintain safe airspace for all users and the general public when flying their aircraft. They are usually set up around airfields, stadiums and other popular tourist...

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How do I get a Cover Note with the Flock Cover App?

July 17, 2018

We sometimes get asked when people are producing their Operations Manual and are using Flock Cover for Pay As You Fly Insurance, where to find the Cover Note in the app.

 

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CAP 393 Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 - Coming into force on 30th July 2018

July 11, 2018

The Air Navigation Order (ANO) is due to receive an amendment that affects the operation of small unmanned aircraft (SUA) in UK airspace from 30th July 2018.

 

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