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Renewing MoD Certificate of Competencies

Since 1997 we have been delivering support Supportability Engineering support in the constantly changing and developing world of Defence procurement. We need to ensure that we remain current and coherent with the current policies and strategies of our customers so even as a very small company we undertake regular refresher training and certification. This ensures that… Read more »

Seasons Greetings & Best Wishes For 2016

As we once again relax and experience seasonal cheer at the end of another busy year, our thoughts turn to our Armed Forces serving worldwide who are not so safe and relaxed for this seasonal period. We will be thinking of them and raise a glass to those and all our absent friends. A J S has experienced… Read more »

Another Way To Launch Your ScanEagle

Insitu ScanEagle is currently launched by a catapult and recovered by static line.   Insitu, makers of ‪#‎ScanEagle‬ ‪#‎RPAS‬ demonstrate its launch and recovery via quadcopter; FLARES (Flying LAunch & REcovery System)   This video shows FLARES in action. FLARES – Flying Launch and Recovery System from Insitu on Vimeo. http://ow.ly/UezTB

The Commercial UAV Show – Day Trip

The Commercial UAV Show 2015 was on the 20th and 21st Oct 2015 at the ExCeL London. We thought we would go and see what all the fuss was about.     An early start from a dark and damp Castle Cary train station saw us in London in plenty of time to grab some light refreshments…. Read more »

Another Day In The Office

I suppose if you have to work on a sunny Sunday ….. there are worse places than this. ‪#‎sunnysomerset‬ ‪#‎drone‬ ‪#‎RPAS‬ ‪#‎aerialcropscouting‬ ‪#‎uav‬ ‪#‎precisionag We even had some company way up there. with some Crow wingmen.

The Season for Chinese Sky Lanterns

This is a popular time of year for Chinese Sky Lanterns being released into the night skies. Sky Lanterns vary in size and performance and when released can travel considerable distances from the point of release at unpredictable heights on the prevailing winds. Chinese lanterns consist of a paper-covered wire or bamboo frame and an… Read more »

Safe & Legal Drone Flying This Christmas

When you look up to the skies this festive season you may see less sleighs and more Drones according to recent press articles (An example from Express Independent ). The press are predicting high Christmas sales figures in UK for remotely controlled aircraft and in particular small quadcopters. If you are one of those lucky enough to… Read more »

IN-2014/184: Small Unmanned Aircraft: Congested Areas Operating Safety Case (CAOSC)

IN-2014/184: Small Unmanned Aircraft: Congested Areas Operating Safety Case (CAOSC) _ was Superseded on 12 November 2014 by IN-2014/184. “The purpose of this Information Notice is to inform operators of civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems, wishing to operate in congested areas, of the requirement to submit a safety case for assessment by the CAA. The assessment… Read more »

Thales UAV achieves 30,000 hours.

The British Army’s Hermes 450 (H450) unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) supplied by Thales UK under an Urgent Operational Requirement contract have achieved the outstanding milestone of providing over 30,000 hours of support to UK forces on current operations in Afghanistan. An achievement that demonstrates that the technology of small and UAS can deliver a reliable capability in… Read more »

UAS Training

We have completed our second week of desk top simulator training for our rotary winged UAS. The basic airframe is a tried and tested radio controlled model with enhancements including a suite of auto stabilisation and auto flight control systems. We have therefore chosen to spend some initial training time on a desktop rc simulator… Read more »