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Heliguy's Drone Operations Manual Renewal Service Helps Mountain Rescue Team
heliguy™'s Operations Manual renewal service has enhanced the life-saving capabilities of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team - helping to upgrade the document to enable nighttime drone flights.
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FPV Drone Laws In The UK
FPV drone flying, and the use of goggles, is legal in the UK - but certain rules need to be followed; Having a competent observer beside the remote pilot is currently an integral part of the permission; Under new drone laws - starting on December 31, 2020 - FPV flights can be conducted in the Open and Specific categories; Association members of drone and model aircraft clubs will be afforded greater flexibilities for FPV flights and drone racing, under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation. Exhilarating, exciting, and immersive – the popularity of FPV (first-person view) drones has soared in recent...
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UK Drone Laws: An In-depth Guide
So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Among the key considerations is how to fly legally and safely in the UK. This guide to UK drone regulations and registration will help. The article reflects the changes to drone rules which came into force in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. UK Drone Laws: At A Glance Here are some key points to know, before reading about the rules in more depth. Three new operational categories: Open (geared to hobbyists/some commercial users), Specific (mainly enterprise drone pilots), Certified (very high-risk operations). Open Category divided...
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EU Drone Regulations, Licences And Training
New drone laws have started throughout Europe to help define the safe operation of UAS in European skies (EU and EASA Member States). One of the key changes is that they adopt a risk-based approach. Therefore, they do not distinguish between recreational or commercial flights. Instead, the weight and specifications of the drone, as well as the operation, are factors which shape which drone licence you need and where you can fly. This blog offers an overview of the new EU drone rules. Click the link for a more specific article on UK drone laws which have also changed to...
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Changes To UK Drone Registration Theory Test
UK drone users need to sit a theory test, as part of new UK registration scheme; The free multiple-choice quiz has 20 questions. The pass mark is 16; 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...
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Brexit Impacts New Drone Laws
New A2 CofC and GVC drone qualifications obtained in the UK will not be able to be used in EU member countries, the CAA has said.
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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.
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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.
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Revised CAP 722: Updates To The New UK Drone Laws
New guidance issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) highlights key updates to UK drone rules which are set to start at the end of 2020.
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Drone Surveying Course: Review
HELIGUY.com™ partners with Drone Survey School to launch a drone surveying course to teach the principles of drone surveying and aerial mapping.
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Drone Licence - Do You Need One?
If you are flying a drone in the UK, then you might be wondering about a drone licence and if you need one? This blog will explain how to get a UK drone licence, when you need a licence, and how much it may cost to obtain a drone licence. You can use the summary...
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Discounts on SOARIZON drone software
HELIGUY.com™ and SOARIZON by Thales enter into new partnership; Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON’S drone operations management platform; SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software provides operators with advanced mission planning capabilities; HELIGUY.com™ is training drone pilots through Blackbox – an online drone training portal. Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™...
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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,...
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Heliguy Launches Online Drone Training GVC Course
The General Visual Line of Sight Certificate is ideal for commercial drone pilots. Sit the course through Heliguy Blackbox for on-demand training content.
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Online Drone Training During Furlough With Heliguy
Furlough provides the chance to dedicate quality time to online drone training through Heliguy Blackbox - offering on-demand content and flexible learning.
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Heliguy Becomes Recognised Assessment Entity For Drone Training
Drone training specialist Heliguy granted RAE status from the CAA allowing us to deliver A2 CofC and GVC courses as part of new UK drone laws. Book a course now.
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Heliguy Blackbox - New Online Drone Training
Drone specialist Heliguy has launched Heliguy Blackbox - an industry resource portal and a comprehensive online drone training hub for PfCO, A2 CofC, and GVC.
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Heliguy Delivers Drone Pilot Training To Network Rail
Heliguy delivered the drone training as part of a £2.6million framework agreement, as Network Rail looks to expand its number of drone operators.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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