20 06, 2016

Becoming A Commercial Drone Pilot

By |2020-01-06T08:40:11+00:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are many important factors in becoming a commercial drone pilot.  Drone Safe Register (DSR) breaks down the process and gives you their take on these considerations. Getting Qualified The use of drones is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Anyone using a drone for ‘aerial commercial work’ needs operating permission from the CAA. This must be renewed annually and is known as Permission for Aerial work document (CAA PFAW). The UK drone industry is expanding fast with approximately 1700 trained and qualified UAV pilots. Estimates of the number of drone pilots using their UAV’s [...]

7 03, 2016

The Use of drones filming events this summer

By |2020-01-05T16:49:19+00:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones are fantastic but must only be flown at events by professionally trained pilots.  All qualified pilots must attend ground school, complete an operations manual and be flight tested before the CAA will issue the pilot or company permission. Valid insurance is a must. No drones can be flown within 150 metres of gatherings of 1000 or more persons. If you have a group of 1000 persons or less, providing the group are within the pilots control the 150m rule is removed completely. This is why you will see even more close range drone footage pictured within the [...]