The Honourable Company of Air Pilots incorporating Air Navigators

Unmanned Air Systems Technical Group 



The Air Pilots’ Unmanned Air Systems Technical Group (UAS TG) was formed in October 2020.  Its principal objectives and areas of interest are as follows:


  • Research and collate any UK, European and more general worldwide UAS news relevant to the aviation community.
  • Raise awareness and potential results/effects/consequences of this news and disseminate it to primarily the internal audience of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, and secondly to a wider external audience, through the Company Magazine, press releases and digital output.
  • Assist closer collaboration/dialogue between the academic, defence and private sectors in UAS research.
  • Provide relevant UAS careers information to affiliated organizations and related STEM focused youth organizations.
  • To promote the needs of aviation throughout the UAS Sector through positive engagement and participation in any consultations.
  • Be a champion for UAS safety, regulatory and certification issues

Areas of Interest:   

  • Technology:   1) Propulsion, 2) Navigation/computation, 3) Design, Manufacture & Airworthiness 4) Types – FW, VTOL, electric, solar, etc.
  • Operations:   1) Crew resource management, 2) Training, 3) Medical; 4) Military & Commercial/Civil.
  • Airspace/Regulation/Legal:   1) International regulation, EASA Working Groups, national regulation, CAA etc. 2) Segregated & open airspace rules.  3) Categories and exemptions
  • Applications outside the UAS sector:   Adjacencies into aviation being likely priority interest to members.
  • Careers/Outreach:   The related incentives for unmanned aviation in encouraging the next generation of pilots/operators, be it in commercial or leisure operations and/or even higher.


UAS TG articles in Air Pilot magazine:

April 2021 – DRONES OVER AUSTRALIA (p29)


More information about the Technical Group is available to Members of the Company by clicking this link


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