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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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AGM 2017

All ARPAS-UK members received an invitation to the ARPAS-UK AGM on Friday 3rd February 2017. Friday 24th February is not only the deadline for...


DfT Consultation – Members’ Responses

News of the current DfT consultation on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK was posted here recently


Drones and Digital Technology: What is the Potential for Farmers?

Drones and Digital Technology: What is the Potential for Farmers? Drones are increasingly being used in wide-ranging agricultural applications, from aerial imagery to crop vigour...


Workshop on Collaborative Autonomy – Integrating Land Sea and Air Operations

Following on from RNLI’s workshop on Exploitation of the 3rd Dimension, the Knowledge Transfer Network in conjunction with the South Coast Marine Cluster is staging...

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