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Membership Matters

ARPAS-UK is the professional trade association for Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Systems in the UK.This site contains information to support our members and those looking to enter the industry.

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All Operators on this page hold the mandatory “Permission for Commercial Operations” from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Operators also require a SAFETY CASE if operating closer than 50m from the public or in an urban area.

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Industry Information

Whether you are thinking about entering the industry or just looking for reference information, the following pages have been compiled to provide a broad overview on qualifications, regulations and terminology.

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ARPAS-UK participate in DfT consultation

ARPAS-UK was pleased to participate in the DfT consultation process on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK and submitted its response on 14th...


RNLI Innovation: Brief to ARPAS-UK 2017 AGM

ARPAS-UK is working with the RNLI Innovation team through the AIRSTART project to help develop collaborative exploration of the future of aerial capability to enhance...

New 2017 committee

AGM Update

Updates from the retiring Committee, presented at the 2017 ARPAS-UK AGM on 3rd March, are now available for members to view here The newly elected...


Opportunity for ARPAS-UK Members to participate in ICAReS

The University of Southampton is a partner in ICAReS, an EU-funded Interreg project in the 2 Seas region ( ). The...

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