26 12, 2018

Working with the RAF and Low Flying Requirements

By |2020-01-07T14:15:31+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The military carry out essential training exercises at low altitudes and these flights are not limited to specific geographical zones and timetables. They can occur anywhere in the UK, at any time of the day or night and can be under 400 feet or even as low as the ground in the case of helicopters taking off and landing. So these flights mean that all drone pilots will potentially be sharing the airspace.  This applies to commercial pilots of course but also to hobbyists – we all need to play our part in reporting flights and [...]

2 11, 2018

Drones and Low Flying RAF Military Aircraft

By |2020-01-07T13:48:05+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Whether you are flying your drone for fun or profit, the need to fly safely and legally is often discussed.  Height limits and airspace restrictions are set out in the Drone Code for all to follow and doing so will help to avoid conflict with manned aircraft and the risks that this poses. Generally speaking, civilian manned aircraft will operate over the 400 foot ceiling applied to UAV flights and so you would think that observance of these limits would be sufficient to keep the airspace safe for all. However, when carrying out essential training for operations, military aircraft [...]