CAA Proposes Extension To Drone Provisions In Open Category

The UK CAA has launched a consultation, proposing to extend the Legacy and Transitional drone provisions in the Open category. An extension would be good news for drone operators, especially those flying Transitional aircraft in the A2 subcategory with an A2 CofC.

Mavic 3 Drone Class Marking: DJI Official Statement

The Mavic 3 has been released with no class marking, but DJI insists the issue is of 'the utmost importance' and hopes to 'resolve it as quickly as possible'. Find out what this means and where you can fly in the UK.

UK Drone Registration Theory Test Guide

UK drone users need to sit a theory test as part of new UK registration scheme; The pass mark is 30 out of 40 multiple choice questions. The test focuses on safety and how to fly legally; You can refer to The Drone and Model Aircraft Code during the test and you sit it... Read More

OSC Consultancy Launched By Heliguy

An Operating Safety Case (OSC) consultancy is available at Heliguy, to help commercial drone pilots obtain special permissions from the UK CAA.

Convert Your PfCO To A GVC

Heliguy is running a PfCO to GVC Conversion Course, enabling commercial drone pilots to benefit from updated provisions as part of the new UK drone laws.

FAA Drone License - Do I Need One?

A guide to having a drone license in the United States. Find out when you need a drone license, what you have to do to get one, and how much it costs.

New UK Drone Laws Delayed

UPDATE (Friday, June 5, 2020): New European drone laws which were set to start in the UK have been delayed for a second time, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced this afternoon. The regulations are now scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The laws were originally due to begin in July this year,... Read More

UK Drone Laws: New Drone Classes (VIDEO)

Fourth in a series about new drone laws starting in the UK in July. This video looks at CE Markings and the new classes of drones which will be introduced.

UK Drone Laws: The GVC And Using Your PfCO (Video)

Third in a series about new UK drone laws starting in July. The video looks at the GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) and what to do with your PfCO.

UK Drone Laws: Overview (Video)

First in a series about new UK drone laws starting in July. This overview video looks at the Open, Specific, and Certified categories, A2 CofC, GVC and PfCO.

UK Drone Laws: The Open Category (Video)

Second in a series about new UK drone laws starting in July. This video looks at the Open Category, including the A1, A2 and A3 subcategories, and the A2 CofC.

UK Drone Laws: A2 CofC v GVC

Guide to the A2 Certificate of Competency and General Visual Line of Sight Certificate, including Heliguy training courses and what to do with your DJI drone.

New UK Drone Regulations To Start At The End Of 2020

New drone regulations are to be introduced in the UK next year - ending the PfCO but unlocking more flying opportunities for more people. Read our in-depth guide.

Which Drones Need To Be Registered In The UK?

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme has gone live today. The new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft from 250g to 20kg that are used outdoors. So that means that DJI’s recently-released Mavic Mini does not need to be registered, as it weighs 249g, but you still need to... Read More

New DJI Mavic Mini Drone Under 250g And Exempt From UK and USA Registration

DJI launches DJI Mavic Mini drone, weighing 249g, placing it in the lowest and safest weight class of drones; Because it is under the 250g threshold, no need to register the drone under UK and USA laws; Mavic Mini costs £369, while the Combo is priced £459; Highlights include 30 minute flight time, up to... Read More

New UK drone legislation announced

Police to get extra powers to tackle illegal drone use, Government to work on expanded drone-detection technology and airport exclusion zone to be extended.

UAV for Christmas: Your guide to drone regulations

A guide to the rules and regulations of flying a drone, as well as pre-flight tips and winter-flying advice.