FPV Exemption Renewed For Another Year

CAA FPV Exemption 2016/17

In case you missed it I’m pleased to say that the FPV exemption was re-issued last week.

Thank you to George Duncan at the CAA for working with me the week before to make sure that the exemption was re-issued in good time this year (the CAA forgot about it last year and that would have been a bit of a disaster for the various International Drone Day events going on 7/8th of May if the same thing happened this year).

Here’s a link to the full exemption: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1168.pdf 

Please remember that the exemption NEVER allows people to fly higher than they could otherwise (ie flying VLOS).  Flying under the exemption always adds extra safety restrictions (IE one can only fly up to 1000ft, but normal sub-7kg recreational aircraft have no altitude restriction, 3.5kg max weight, competent observer with direct unaided visual contact, etc, etc).

Please see www.fpvuk.org/fpv-law for the more details about rules relating to flying sUAS (“Drones” as they tend to be called).

 

Simon Dale Quadcopters

In case you missed it I’m pleased to say that the FPV exemption was re-issued last week.

Thank you to George Duncan at the CAA for working with me the week before to make sure that the exemption was re-issued in good time this year (the CAA forgot about it last year and that would have been a bit of a disaster for the various International Drone Day events going on 7/8th of May if the same thing happened this year).

Here’s a link to the full exemption: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1168.pdf 

Please remember that the exemption NEVER allows people to fly higher than they could otherwise (ie flying VLOS).  Flying under the exemption always adds extra safety restrictions (IE one can only fly up to 1000ft, but normal sub-7kg recreational aircraft have no altitude restriction, 3.5kg max weight, competent observer with direct unaided visual contact, etc, etc).

Please see www.fpvuk.org/fpv-law for the more details about rules relating to flying sUAS (“Drones” as they tend to be called).