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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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Only use approved commercial drone users or you could be out of pocket – warns CAA

Anyone being paid to fly a drone should be an approved operator If you hire someone to fly a drone who isn't approved they may...

Energy networks take to the sky with BVLOS project

A landmark new project is paving the way for utility companies to use drones to inspect their network infrastructure for the first time. The large-scale...

Inspector Gadget

We all understand that drones and aircraft don’t mix. ROBIN EVANS witnesses an innovative collaboration of both, for accelerating damage assessment and aircraft recovery. The...

NATS and Sky-Futures unveil combined RPAS course

  Quote from Rupert Dent Legislation Director  at ARPAS-UK "On 15th May ARPAS UK was invited to the launch of the NATS and SkyFutures training...

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