Category: Drone Legislation

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The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY

The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY Here’s everything you need to know about the regulation amendments: A new set of laws regarding drones have come into force today – affecting a number of areas of the Air Navigation Order (ANO 2016) that can now be cited as the Air Navigation …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drone Geofencing

A Beginner’s Guide to Drone Geofencing Drones come with all types of smart features nowadays, but one of the most important features that you might not know drones have is called ‘geofencing’. Geofencing can be used in a number of different ways and as you know, here at Uplift Drones, we’re all about helping you, …

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Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know

Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know Have you just bought or are looking to buy your first drone? If so, it’s important to remember that while drones are fantastic to use, there are still drone regulations and laws that need to be followed to operate them safely in public spaces. …

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The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations

The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations Background On the 28th of June the European Council adopted new aviation safety rules – The “basic regulation” as it is known will bring all UAS under 150kg under the EASA regulations, rather than member states or National Aviation Authorities. The …

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BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment

BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a drafted document – named BS 9122 – for public comment outlining a new standard of specifications for drone users in the hope of improving standards across the UK drone industry. The BSI, alongside other organisations such as the Engineering …

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DJI Praise New UK Drone Rules

DJI Praise New UK Drone Rules DJI has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT) amendment to the Air Navigation Order, saying the new drone rules ‘balance safety with benefits of drone technology.’ Last month, the DfT announced new drone laws that will come into effect in the UK on 30 July 2018. From the 30 …

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CAA Warns of Increasing ‘Illegal Drone Operators’

CAA Warns of Increasing Illegal Drone Operators As the drone industry continues to go from strength to strength, an increasing number of people are paying operators to fly drones for commercial use. But while there are thousands of Civil Activation Authority (CAA) commercially approved drone operators across the UK, the organisation has warned that there …

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NEWS ALERT: Department for Transport Announces New UK Drone Laws

Yesterday (30 May 2018) the Department for Transport (DfT) announced new drone laws will come into effect on 30 July 2018. All drones will be restricted to fly at a maximum height of 400ft (120m) and not within 1km of aerodromes. This will apply to drones of any weight or size flying within UK airspace …

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Writing your Drone Operations Manual Vol 1 & 2 – Important Updates from the CAA

Why It’s Crucial to Stay Up to Date with CAA Amendments Firstly, it’s important to highlight that the CAA drone Operations Manual is a document for you, not the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). You and/or your employees are the ones who will be applying it to all your future SUA business operations. Therefore, you need …

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EASA Releases Proposal of New Regulatory Framework for UK Drone Operators

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently released their official Opinion on the previous Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA). This is in relation to the Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories. The remit of EASA will be “extended to cover the regulation of …

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What is a “Drone Licence” and do I (or my company) need one?

What is a Drone Licence? First of all, it’s important to point out that a ‘drone licence’ doesn’t actually exist in the UK, as this can be misleading. However, the term is regularly coined by those who don’t know how better to describe the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) – as its full name …

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Why Commercial Drone Operators are Realising the Importance of the OSC Volume 3

Image Source: DJI In recent years, we’ve increasingly seen businesses getting to grips with the fact that modern drone solutions can save them time, money and manpower whilst improving health & safety procedures. Industry giants such as Balfour Beatty, BT, Shell and the BBC, plus multiple UK Police Forces including Devon & Cornwall and Derbyshire …

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Do Mandatory Drone Qualifications Signal a New Era for Drone Pilots?

The UK drone laws are about to have a bit of a shake-up. With mandatory drone qualifications being a key factor and drone training becoming a necessity, it spells big changes for drone pilots. Drones are still a relatively new invention, still finding their place in society in regards to rules and regulations. Due to …

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Why Drone Qualifications are So Important for Commercial Drone Pilots

Due to the rise in popularity of commercial drone use, a career as a professional drone pilot is now a realistic career path. Being able to fly a drone as efficiently and safely as possible is essential — and drone qualifications are the answer. Commercial drone use has taken the business world by storm, showing …

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How Important are Drone Qualifications to the New Registration Rules?

Big changes are on the horizon for UK drone owners, commercial drone pilots working in the UK, and the nature of drone qualifications. New rules are to be put in place regarding drone registration, as well as the need for drone qualifications and mandatory safety courses. Drones have become more popular over the last five …

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Drones in the Business World and the Need for Drone Qualifications

Technology has revolutionised the business world for many years now, but it’s safe to say that drones are one of the more unique and exciting developments in recent memory. Drones entering a commercial environment will increase the need for safety, and therefore make drone qualifications a necessity. Drones are very much the talk of the …

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