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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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Are drone laws tough enough?

Interesting article from the BBC on drone usage and laws, please click here to view...

Sue Wolfe - Business Development

SAR workshop at RNLI

RNLI and MCA are in the process of mapping the technologies and processes required for SAR from 2020 as part of one of the UK Government...


ARPAS-UK Committee Roles 2017

The ARPAS-UK Committee is elected annually at the ARPAS-UK AGM. The AGM is due to take place in the spring. The current committee would...


Geospatial Technology Focus:  Upcoming Events in February

The use of drones for geospatial technology applications is increasing rapidly, and the recent ARPAS-UK membership survey has reinforced the interest of members in this...

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