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UK UAV Regulations Explained I had a look around the site, and it seems that the discussion on UAV regulation is mostly centred around America and the FAA. All very informative, but if, like me, you live in England, not very helpful. So, not wanting to get myself into trouble, I headed over to the UK Civil Aviation Authority's website, and searched... and searched... and then gave up, and e-mailed General Enquiries. A UAV being flown in UK airspace is exempt from European Small Aircraft regulations if it is under 150kg. So, basically very similar to the FAA regulations, but still, it's always better to check. Hope this helps UK UAV fans!

Drone Law Journal | Legal News & Info About Drones, UAVs and Remote-Controlled Model Aircraft by Peter Sachs, Esq. Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video with Jeff Foster | CreativeLive - Learn. Be Inspired. Aerial photography and videography captures some of the most stunning images out there, but the tools, techniques, and gadgets used to capture the action are often confusing and difficult to master. Join Jeff Foster and special guests for an exciting and highly informative class and get a running start at unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photography. In this course, you'll learn how to capture stunning aerial shots with an impressive range of aerial gear – including; 3D Robotics multicopters, DJI multirotors, GoPros, DSLRs and more. You'll get an introduction to the best tools for beginners and see demonstrations of the sophisticated gear used by the most in-demand professional photographers and filmmakers. If you're ready to explore this wonderful world from a new elevated visual perspective, then this is the course for you!

Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Systems | Aircraft | Operations and Safety Please refer to the Model Aircraft webpage for more information about recreational flying. Introduction Traditionally unmanned aircraft have only been used by model aircraft enthusiasts for recreational purposes. However, they are increasingly being used for professional applications such as surveillance and data-gathering. Such aircraft are likely to be operated in a way that may pose a greater risk to the general public. Unlike manned aircraft or model aircraft used for recreational purposes, there are no established operating guidelines so operators may not be aware of the potential dangers or indeed the responsibility they have towards not endangering the public. Furthermore, much larger unmanned aircraft are now being developed. Small Unmanned Aircraft Operations Permissions Terminology Guidance Guidance on various aspects of the operation of unmanned aircraft is available via the following links: Further Information

Members Insurance A question that is regularly asked of the office staff is "When does insurance cover start when I join the BMFA?". As with all seemingly simple questions there are always two answers. They are summarised as follows: Membership through an Affiliated Club BMFA insurance cover commences from the moment the new member pays the BMFA element of your Club joining fee to your nominated Club official; they do not have to wait for receipt of their BMFA membership card. Country Member A Country Member is one who applies directly to Chacksfield House for membership. In addition the BMFA insurer has also agreed to cover the liability (not personal) element for the following classes of other membership. Temporary BMFA Member Clubs may offer temporary BMFA membership to visitors to your Club from within the UK, who are not BMFA members but have been invited to use your flying facilities on a temporary basis. Overseas Visitors First Time Inexperienced Flyer Read more about the BMFA Insurance here

Guide for Unmanned Aerial Filming and Videography Work UK - Home > Pro Aerial Platforms > Guide for Unmanned Aerial Filming and Videography Work UK Guide to Aerial Cinematography and Aerial Video inc Photography in the UK. Introduction We will use the term UAV throughout this informative article but you may find them online under different names and acronyms. This is because there is no standard term for this kind of equipment. The common names are: UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) UAS (unmanned aerial system) SUSA (small unmanned surveillance aircraft) ROV (remotely operated vehicle) RPA (remotely piloted aircraft) Drone Helicam Multirotor (tricopter, quadcopter, hexacopter, octocopter) This list is not exhaustive. Why use a UAV? Recent advances in camera, flight and battery technology mean that UAVs are now capable of obtaining footage at a quality comparable to that achieved by manned aircraft. The majority of UAV operators will be significantly cheaper than hiring a helicopter. What about the legislation concerning UAVs? What are the limitations?

Pilot Qualification (BNUC Std) Pilot Qualification (BNUC™ Standard) The Basic National UAS Certificate (BNUC™) for aircraft from 0-150kg and the recent BNUC-S™ for Small Unmanned Aircraft, cover fixed, rotary and multi-rotor systems. The BNUC™ is the pilot qualification standard required by many National Aviation Authorities before a Permission for Aerial Work (e.g. CAA-UK) or Exemption (e.g. The BNUC™ qualification is gained by passing a Part 1 Ground Examination and Part 2 Flight Operation Assessment. Please Note: Please allow at least 2 weeks between booking and course attendance as this provides enough time to read through the course material. Fees, Terms and Conditions Safety assessment, accreditation and assurance services for UAS HOW TO APPLY : COURSE DATES Please complete the Pilot Registration FORM 10. Copyright © EuroUSC 2014 : EuroUSC™ Services : Light UAS Scheme™ : Pilot Qualification (BNUC & BNUC-S™ Standard) EuroUSC™ is a specialist accreditation body working within the specific field of Unmanned Aviation

Flight Safety | Aeronavics – Advanced Aerial Solutions This is a quick guide for those new to Multi-Rotor craft offering some basic safety and operational procedures …and are recommended standard operating procedures for those piloting Aeronavics or any multi-rotor craft. Operation and safety Please read the instructions for the relevant Flight Control electronics before proceeding. Go to the web site of your flight control system and make yourself well acquainted with the correct procedure for the electronics installation and software operation. Caution Never connect and start the engines for the first time with the propellers attached….and always balance your propellers; unbalanced propellers can cause excessive vibration which may lead to material fatigue. Before the first flight hand test your craft – arm and calibrate your electronics, hold the craft with both hands by the landing gear skids above your head with the front facing away from, and to the front of you, make sure you are well clear of obstructions and other people.