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Drone and Model Aircraft Registration in the UK is now live

Drone registration in the UK: Who needs to be registered, how and why?UPDATE (05/11/2019): UK drone registration is now live. It will be enforced as of the end of November so we still have some time to get our heads in gear! On 5th November 2019 it became mandatory...

How will the new EASA drone rules impact drone flying in the UK?

With the release of CAP 1789 by the CAA on 21st June 2019, we are starting to get a lot of questions about how the new EASA drone rules will impact the use of drones in the UK. As a result, we have tried to put this guide together. Please be aware that we are still in...

13th March 2019 UK drone regulation changes

The flying of drones near active aerodromes has become an increasing issue over the last couple of years. As a result, the regulations for flying around active aerodromes were changed in July 2018. However, following incidents at Gatwick and Heathrow around Christmas...
What to expect from a CAA PfCO Audit

What to expect from a CAA PfCO Audit

As the UK aviation regulator, the CAA is required to audit operators who have a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations. As a result they have asked us to pass on a few details of what to expect from a PfCO audit and some issues that have been raised to far. The...

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The Aerial Academy is rebranding

The Aerial Academy is rebranding

We have traded as "The Aerial Academy" since 2014, but the time has come to move on! This email was really the last straw after some ongoing discussions about our brand... "I came across your company and thought you may like to attend our event this year? I noticed...

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UK’s first PfCO course for women only

UK’s first PfCO course for women only

Course details As dronetraining.co.uk (formerly The Aerial Academy), we haven't formally introduced Carys! Carys is our newest instructor and will base her courses in Glossop on the edge of the beautiful Peak District. Carys blogs regularly as The Drone Lass and is an...

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UK CAA PfCO Fee Changes 2019

UK CAA PfCO Fee Changes 2019

The cost for a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations is increasing Each year on the 1st April the UK CAA adjusts their fee structure. In recent years there has been a marked increase in CAA fees each year. This is partly in response to the growth of the drone...

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13th March 2019 UK drone regulation changes

13th March 2019 UK drone regulation changes

The flying of drones near active aerodromes has become an increasing issue over the last couple of years. As a result, the regulations for flying around active aerodromes were changed in July 2018. However, following incidents at Gatwick and Heathrow around Christmas...

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