UK Government says flying taxi services will become reality by 2026
Mar19

UK Government says flying taxi services will become reality by 2026

Flying taxis, crime-fighting drones and critical 999 care deliveries could all be a reality by 2030 after the government and industry’s joint Future of Flight action plan is announced by the Department for Transport (DfT).   Setting out a roadmap for drones and novel electric aircraft in the UK, the plan details how technology once confined to the realm of sci-fi could transform our skies, with studies estimating drone technology...

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Final Call for drone scholarships
Jun02

Final Call for drone scholarships

Applicants have until 11 June 2023 to apply for a drone scholarship from the Air League. The Air League’s drone scholarships provide individuals with an opportunity to explore the career pathway options within the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) sector. The Air League offers those with zero to little experience an opportunity to gain skill, build an understanding and an insight into the amazing career options available within...

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The Drones are Coming…
Oct24

The Drones are Coming…

According to Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, drone use is increasing exponentially and if the UK is to cope with increasing demands on its airspace infrastructure then a radical rethink is required, and it needs to happen quickly. ‘Share the Air’ was the title of the CAA’s conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters in London late last month. Given that the Authority’s senior board...

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The Commercialisation of Lower Airspace
Sep20

The Commercialisation of Lower Airspace

Commercial drone companies are being charged to enter and operate within airport control zones at London Heliport and London Oxford Airport, marking what is believed to be the first instances of airports charging for airspace access. Does this represent the thin end of the wedge in terms of the commercialisation of lower airspace? The Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK (ARPAS UK) contacted FTN to advise that...

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Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries
Nov12

Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries

The Royal Aero Club Trust administers a Bursary Scheme for young people as part of its Flying for Youth program. The scheme and the bursaries comprise all types of air sports and aviation-related activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, light aircraft and the designing, building and flying model aeroplanes (including multi-rotary wing – eg drones). 48 bursaries were...

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