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UK CAA – Incident Reporting

Confidential drone safety reporting system now available Drone users and enthusiasts can now report safety concerns and incidents online using a confidential drone reporting service. CHIRP, a charitable organisation that has been providing independent, confidential reporting facilities for the aviation since 1982, has extended its online reporting system to include drone-related incidents. The service is… Read more »

UK CAA – Drone Registration

The UK CAA’s website for registering as an operator of drones that are between 250g and 20kg is now live at https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/ Anyone who operates a drone, either as a hobby, or commercially must register as a drone operator with the CAA, and take the online test. This becomes law on 30 November 2019. If… Read more »

UK CAA – Notifications

The UK CAA sent out a number of notifications regarding the imminent changes. See summaries and links listed below: ORS4 No.1328: Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of the FPV UK ‘A’ Certificate General Exemption which removes the requirement for holders of the FPV-UK ‘A’ Certificate from the… Read more »

Registration of all drone operators of drones over 250g

The UK CAA have issued updated information on the upcoming registration process for all operators of drones weighing more than 250g Registration will be mandatory in law from 30 November 2019: ?Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator. The… Read more »

UK CAA – ANO Amendments In Force – 13 Mar 2019

Small Unmanned Aircraft – Air Navigation Order Amendments now in force. New Exemptions and Permissions issued Operators of small unmanned aircraft are reminded that the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) 2019 amendments announced previously are now in force. A summary of these changes can be found in CAP 1763. The following General Exemptions have been… Read more »

UK CAA – ANO Amendments

The 2019 key changes are: 1.Deletes the ‘over 7kg’ airspace restrictions 2. Changes the distance limitation from aerodromes that was introduced in 2018 3. Introduces some additional definitions in order to accommodate the aerodrome limitation This is the 2019 amendment to the Air Navigation Order. and replaces the previous CAP 1687 which was the 2018… Read more »

UK CAA PFCO List Trend

Whether you are a potential or current sUSA operator or customer, AJSSL would like to take this opportunity to wish our reader a Happy and Prosperous New Year. All the very best for 2019 from us. This post is prompted by the latest UK CAA PFCO List published 11 Jan 2019 and our observation that… Read more »

UK CAA Update – ORS4 No.1277

        If you are a current RPAS operator that is operating under a UK CAA PfCO you may wish to read this current amendment that allows flight at night and in a congested area with specific caveats. For information, a general permission has now been published regarding night flying and operations in… Read more »

Our Quick Guide To Flying A New Drone

Slow & Steady First Flights If you have been lucky enough to have a new drone, our simple guide for safe and enjoyable flying is to follow these 5 basic points: Tip #1 Read the manual and learn the system flying control modes Initially set the system up for a beginner and set all available… Read more »

Single Rotor – Winter Performance

We are continuing to gain experience of a wide range of types and categories of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). We have operated a range of both fixed and rotary winged systems for many years. The rotary systems include multi rotor and single rotor aircraft. Today we were out braving the cold, damp and drizzle. We… Read more »