As a CAA approved commercial drone service, providing aerial imaging, we must strictly follow CAA regulations. The processes and procedures we must follow to satisfy the CAA are laid out in detail in our Operations Manual, a copy of which is available for inspection on request. We also operate a strict Health and Safety policy to protect not only our own staff, but also the staff of clients we work for and other subcontractors we may work with. Our Health and Safety policy is reproduced below. To answer some of the more usual questions about the use of drones, please scroll down. If you do have other questions either about the way we use drones or Health and Safety in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How do you fly a drone safely?
The basic rules are:Operate under 400 feet.
Fly under obstacles – not over them.
Contact any airport you'll be flying within five miles of.
Don't lose sight of your drone.
Don't fly drunk or while using drugs.
Your drone has a camera - respect other people's privacy.
What are the rules on drones?
The basic rules are:
1. Fly at or below 400 feet.
2. Keep your drone within sight.
3. Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports.
4. Never fly over groups of people.
5. Never fly over stadiums or sports events.
6. Never fly near emergency response efforts such as fires.
7. Never fly under the influence.
How high can you fly your drone?
As a general rule, aviation authorities recommend flying below 400 feet or 121 meters above ground level in order to avoid possible conflict with manned aircraft such as airplanes or helicopters.
Do I need a Licence to fly a drone?
All drone users, both recreational and commercial must now register their drones with the CAA and take a short on line test. On passing the test, the CAA issue an I.D. number which must be clearly displayed on the drone at all times. Commercial drone users must possess a Permission for Commercial Operations licence from the CAA which requires attending a flight school and passing a theoretical and practical test of airmanship.
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