Great news for us in the UK!
The CAA have changed the rules around type rating, you no longer have to be certified to operate an individual UAV (drone), but are qualified to operate a class of UAV. There are four classes;
The full Pdf document can be viewed online here;
or I've attached it here; InformationNotice%202015008.pdf
This means as of the 6th March 2015, anybody who holds a PFAW for a micro UAV like the DJI s800 can now operate any sub 7kg multirotor if they are insured for that aircraft! Likewise for fixedwing, i.e. if you hold a PFAW for an eBee, you can operate any sub 7kg fixed wing.
I would like to thank the CAA and all those who have contributed to making this change, its really going to help with our commercial operations in the UK.
Now I'm off to celebrate!