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STOP PRESS – 50% Drone Insurance Discount For ARPAS Members

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Flock, Europe’s first ‘pay-as-you-fly’ drone insurer! The partnership has unlocked an exclusive drone insurance discount to all ARPAS members:50% off your first four Flock policies*.  See below for more information, and details as to how you can redeem your discount. Ed Leon Klinger, Flock CEO…

Interdrone 2018

5-7 September 2018 at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, USA. ARPAS-UK is delighted to be supporting Interdrone 2018. Graham Brown, our CEO, will be attending. He will take part in the largest US commercial drone event of the year with more than 120 sessions, panels and keynotes, 150+ commercial vendors, and one-of-a-kind immersive drone experiences…

Restricted airspace (temporary) – Kent, 18-19 August 2018

Restriction of Flying Regulations for Biggin Hill Air Show, Kent, on 18 and 19 August 2018. Details by NOTAM and in AIC M070/2018. Restrictions also apply to the operation of all drones. Additional restrictions of different dimensions will apply for displays by the Red Arrows on certain days. SW2018/168 Keep up to date with the latest…

ARPAS-UK delighted to help H&S in schools

In January 2018, ARPAS-UK were approached by Dave Parry, the Design & Technology Advisor for CLEAPSS, who supports practical science and technology work in schools across England, Wales and NI, looking after 23,500 schools. Dave had become aware of the practice of drone flying in schools and predicted the need for some specialist Health &…

Heads Up: ANO Order 2018 (Amendments) from /7/2018

Just a reminder that from this coming Monday (30th July), two provisions of the Air Navigation (Amendments) Order 2018 come into effect. The relevant new provisions affect drone flights within 1km of aerodromes and impose a maximum height allowed for all flights of 400ft from the earth’s surface. The CAA have published a simplified verson of the…

Dept for Transport: Extra powers to prevent the misuse of drones

Consultation on the safe use and effective regulation of drones. The government is to consult on new measures to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a market set to grow rapidly over…

Women in Innovation Awards 2018

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is looking for women who are rising stars in business innovation and who, with the support of an award, are likely to make a significant impact towards one of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges: AI and Data, Healthy Ageing, Clean Growth, Future of Mobility.  Following the…

Callen-Lenz and Lynx Software Technologies team to accelerate time to market for Air Mobility

UK based flight control specialists and ARPAS-UK Members, Callen-Lenz, and California’s Lynx Software Technologies, the world leader in open, mixed criticality and secure system development, today announced a strategic teaming to address the fast-developing Air Mobility, Personal Air Vehicle and Certified Unmanned Air System markets around the globe. Lynx’s LynxSecure Safety Bundle (LSB) and Callen-Lenz’…

Let’s Share the Air Safely

If you are intending to Operate your drone in an area that is occasionally used by the RAF for low flying, in addition to any of the standard notifications that may be required for the particular location to be used, please use the telephone number identified in the poster, to let the RAF know.

Non-licensable Activity Impacts on Marine Protected Areas Questionnaire

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have commissioned the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) at the University of Hull to gather both local and regional evidence of non-licensable activities occurring in English (inshore and offshore) Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The questionnaire will ask you to consider the MPAs that you are most familiar with, and will seek…

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