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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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CAA Announcement

After due consideration by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority “CAA”, we are pleased to confirm that ARPAS-UK has been selected to attend the CAA...

'Send in the drones' to protect soil

Squadrons of drones should be deployed to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say.   A coalition of...

Energy Innovation Centre

CALL FOR DISRUPTIVE SMES TO JOIN THE EIC’S COLLABORATIVE STAND AT UTILITY WEEK LIVE   Preparations for Utility Week Live 2018 are well underway and...

RAF Air Commodore tells Reaper Drone Pilots to "Be as professional as you can be."

Radio 4's Today Programme Interviewer, Ross Hawkins, went to  RAF Waddington to talk about the pilots of the unmanned Reaper Drone Pilots. These men and...

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