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30 05, 2019


2019-05-30T13:44:45+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on ACAS

Autonomous Collision Avoidance System (ACAS).  This allows the drone to detect obstacles and reroute or hold position to avoid them.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-20T10:42:38+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on PFCO

Permission for Commercial Operations.  The CAA granted for a drone pilot to undertake UAV activity for commercial purposes and a legal requirement in the UK.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-23T13:00:24+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on ANO

Air Navigation Order. An Act of Parliament detailing the law as it relates to civil aviation.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-20T10:38:11+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on RPM

Revolutions Per Minute.  The amount of times a drone motor shaft rotates per minute.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-20T10:37:08+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on OM

Operations Manual.  The document that a pilot needs to produce and submit to the CAA annually in order to obtain their Permission for Commercial Operation.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-20T10:35:45+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on NQE

National Qualified Entity.  This is an organisation that has been assessed by the Civil Aviation Authority and given the authority to make recommendations for a Permission for Commercial Operation which allows you to use drones commercially.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-20T10:34:47+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organisation. United Nations specialised group that codifies the principles of civil aviation and creates plans for safe and orderly growth.

20 04, 2019


2019-04-20T10:32:23+01:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: |Comments Off on HIRTA

High Intensity Radio Transmission Area. An area that can interfere with your drone electronics.