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UK Drone Show unveils inaugural programme

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Ofcom are set to take centre stage at the NEC, Birmingham, this December, discussing drone regulations at the inaugural UK Drone Show.

On 5-6 December, CAA and Ofcom will announce the latest drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) news to the who’s who of the drone industry, and debate UAV and drone regulations with commercial and consumer customers.

The organiser said the exhibition will utilise the NEC’s indoor and outdoor space to showcase the use of drones and UAV technology. The show will aim to offer visitors the chance to find out more about UAV Safety and Regulation and the latest micro drone technology.

Richard Wright, spokesperson for the UK Drone Show said: “We are extremely excited to be working with the CAA and Ofcom to deliver regulatory information on the use of UAV/Drones in the UK. We are honoured that the UAVHA group who oversees the hard work of the humanitarian organisations and groups working across the world using the UAV/drone technology have chosen our show to host the very first award of its kind.

”We are equally excited about hosting the UK's first major indoor FPV racing circuit. This new craze is rapidly developing in to one of the world’s fastest growing sports.”

Other selected speakers will include Gerry Corbett, UAS Programme Lead for the CAA, Philip Heath a senior partner from CoverDrone Insurance, Paul Rigby from ARPAS, StefWilliams from Aerialworx, John Moorland chief operating officer from EuroUSC, John Wright from FlightPath, among others.

Due to recent press speculation about drone operators, the organiser will be staging a series of training sessions at the show over the two days.

The event will also see manufacturers demonstrate new products, celebrity guests in attendance and a brand-new dedicated FPV (First Person View) racing circuit.