Posts Categorized: Drones

DSA – Watchkeeper Reports

Defence Safety Authority (DSA) – Service Inquiry reports into the Loss of Watchkeeper Unmanned Air Vehicles over Cardigan Bay. As Commercial operators of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) we are always interested in learning from experience. That is both our experience and other operators experience. We are by no means operating Watchkeeper scaled systems, but… Read more »

UK Airprox Drone & Airports

With the recent increased media interest in drones causing nuisance around airports, I was interested to see what the current UK Airprox Board data indicated in terms of : Incident frequency, the current trend, the UK airports most affected. The following chart is extracted from the UK Airprox Board information. The UK Airprox Board chart… Read more »

UK CAA – SN-2018/010 – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55

Notice To DJI Drone Operators SN-2018/010: Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures For ease the original Safety Notice is extracted below but should be confirmed on the latest document available on the UK CAA website 1 Introduction 1.1 This Safety Notice provides updated information regarding the points detailed in… Read more »

UK CAA – SN-2018/009 – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55

Notice To DJI Drone Operators SN-2018/009: Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures For ease the original Safety Notice is extracted below but should be confirmed on the latest document available on the UK CAA website 1 Introduction 1.1 This Safety Notice supersedes and revokes Safety Notice SN–2018/008. 1.2 This… Read more »

UK CAA Commercial Drone Operators List

Are you engaging the services of a UK commercial drone operator? Dont forget to check for the basics – 1 – Ask to see a copy of their Permission For Commercial Operation (PFCO). Each of us has a unique ID on our certificate – confirm it is still valid, as these are renewed annually. (See… Read more »

UK CAA – ANO Update

CAP1687: Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 – Guidance for small unmanned aircraft users Extract: “This document has been written with the aim of providing readers, particularly those who are less familiar with the layout and structure of ANO amendments, with an outline of the revised regulations as they now appear in law; to provide guidance… Read more »

Royal Bath & West Show 2018

We were asked to support the Royal Bath & West Show’s ‘Safety Zone’ this year – providing a spotlight on drone safety. It proved to be very timely, as while we were there, the Department for Transport announced the new rules coming into law for recreational drone use (see our recent Facebook post here). We… Read more »

RBW2018 – Safety Zone – Packing

Time to move the kit to the show ground. We had setup rehearsals and practice pack last week. This week we will be at the Royal Bath and West Show #RBW18. Today we packed two vehicles and put our high tech “Out Of Office” message on the office door. Come and visit us at the Safety Zone. Talk… Read more »