Posts Tagged: Drone Pilot

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 Update – ORS4 No.1277

        If you are a current RPAS operator that is operating under a UK CAA PfCO you may wish to read this current amendment that allows flight at night and in a congested area with specific caveats. For information, a general permission has now been published regarding night flying and operations in… 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 »

UK CAA – Drone Related Price Increases

ORS5 No. 336 – Dated 16 March 2018 – New Scheme Of Charges Effective From 1 April 2018 Under Official Record Series 5, No. 336  (ORS5 No. 336) dated 16 March 2018 the CAA published its – CAA Scheme of Charges (General Aviation) – Which provides the General Aviation Scheme of Charges that is effective from… Read more »

UK CAA Drone Pilot Competency Assessment

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS We are looking to tempt potential Drone pilots to venture out into the cold to take their pilots assessment; with a money saving seasonal offer – £150 ex VAT to take your UK CAA Commercial Drone Pilot Assessment. Who Is This For? If you have other private or commercial aviation qualifications,… Read more »

Our Quick Guide To Flying A New Drone

Slow & Steady First Flights If you have been lucky enough to have a new drone, our simple guide for safe and enjoyable flying is to follow these 5 basic points: Tip #1 Read the manual and learn the system flying control modes Initially set the system up for a beginner and set all available… Read more »

NATS Visualisation Of Drone Flight At Airport Jul 2017

A useful reminder from NATS about the impact of illegal drone flying near to airports. This is a visualisation of the impact to air-traffic of a drone incident from Jul 2017 at Gatwick airport. Gatwick drone incident – 2 July from NATS on Vimeo. Interesting visualisation, with a serious message about the impact of irresponsible… Read more »

Making Changes To Your System May Change Your OSC

We are suggesting some basic considerations for those operators that are making changes to / modifying their PFCO specified drone aircraft systems. No matter why you are changing the aircraft system or payload – you should always reconsider the validity of your Operating Safety Case or Operations Manual and your associated Permission For Commercial Operations… Read more »

A Visit By BBC Xray

A few weeks ago we had a fun packed visit from the BBC Xray team who were filming for their Photography Special. We helped Omar Hamdi find out about all the dos and don’ts of flying a drone safely.  This included our experience session which saw him having his first few experience flights. Here are… Read more »

Ignorance Is Not An Excuse – Check

We Assist Hobby And Commercial Drone Operators To Fly Safe And Legally. A local group page on social media that we have on our feed recently added a post form a drone pilot, proud of their imagery captured of the USS George HW Bush. When you see footage like this it makes you start to… Read more »