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RA 1600: remotely piloted air systems (RPAS)
Ref: Issue 8 PDF, 368KB, 14 pages


The purpose of Regulatory Articles (RA) is to provide the framework of policy, rules, directives, standards, processes and the associated direction, advice and guidance, which governs military aviation activity and against which air safety is assessed. The regulator develops regulations in response to applicable UK law, MOD needs, legal changes and recommendations resulting from both assurance or investigation functions.
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Published 19 January 2015
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates

31 December 2020Issue 8 has been published under NAA 20/51.

29 November 2019Issue 7 has been published under NAA 19/33.

21 September 2018Issue 6 has been published under NAA 18/16.

26 October 2016Issue 5 has been published under NAA 16/26.

8 July 2016Issue 4 has been published under NAA 16/15.

12 April 2016Issue 3 been published under NAA 16/05.

1 April 2015Issue 2 has been published under NAA 15/13

19 January 2015First published.

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