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A short guide to UK legislation

To fly a Small Unmanned Aircraft (“SUA”) in the UK, either commercially OR recreationally, all pilots are required to comply with CAP393: Air Navigation Order unless otherwise approved by the CAA.

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Training & PfCO

In order to fly a SUA for commercial reasons the key requirement is to hold Permission for Commercial Operations (“PfCO”) from the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”).

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ARPAS and Insurance

ARPAS-UK believes it is in the interest of all Members, Operators and Stakeholders within this industry to hold suitable and valid insurance for their operations. All ARPAS-UK members are required to hold Public Liability insurance as a minimum.

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Drone IAG

ARPAS-UK publishes the Minutes for the Drone Industry Action Group on this page.

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Project Airstart

AIRSTART is a collaborative R&D project developing key technologies in four main areas enabling safe routine operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).

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