Becoming a Member

Becoming a member means joining a widely recognised professional body and trade association dedicated to the fast evolving RPAS industry. ARPAS-UK not only provides its members a wide range of benefits but crucially, acts as a unified voice to provide industry representation to influence regulation and promote safe operational best practice throughout the sector.

Membership of the Association is open to:

  • Companies of 1-3 people that may hold PfCOs and those that are seeking accreditation
  • Companies of 4-9 people that are associated with the operation, manufacture or design of RPAS or components or have an interest in the industry
  • Companies of 10+ people that are associated with the operation, manufacture or design of RPAS or components or have an interest in the industry
  • Academic Institutions
  • Individuals (Non-operators)
  • Students of university or higher education (Proof of student status is required). This level is not open to those already enrolled on or wishing to enrol on NQE training courses to become PfCO holders

Membership Powers

Applies to all types of membership

  • All members are eligible to apply to join the committee
  • Full members have unrestricted access to all areas of the website including the forum and reference library
  • Full members can propose and lead a working group to address a certain topic
  • All companies with up to 10+ people with a PfCO can provide a profile and web links on the ‘Find an ARPAS Operator’ page

Member Benefits Include

Membership of the recognised UK association for small RPAS operators

  • Direct representation into the regulators with input into how the industry is being shaped
  • Greater lobbying powers through a coordinated approach
  • Opportunities to participate in ARPAS-UK sponsored workshops, working groups and webinars, covering the topics you want to discuss
  • Increased work and learning opportunities via co-operation with other members
  • Access to a knowledge base that’s second to none
  • Possibility of participating in funded study / development contracts
  • Discounts and promotions through our partner organisations
  • Insurance discounts for member companies with up to 10+ people
  • Opportunity to supply content and feature in the monthly newsletter

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