Posts Tagged: sUAS

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 »

Single Rotor – Winter Performance

We are continuing to gain experience of a wide range of types and categories of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). We have operated a range of both fixed and rotary winged systems for many years. The rotary systems include multi rotor and single rotor aircraft. Today we were out braving the cold, damp and drizzle. We… Read more »

A Knowledge & Skills Investment

Al’s thoughts for the day on investing time in continuous training Understandably, as commercial drone operators we are focused on the initial capital cost and wanting to rapidly see the return on that investment. This investment includes the equipment, insurance, professional memberships, the training and of course, the approval outlay. The temptation is to select the cheapest route to… Read more »

Weekend Drone Humour

We have just come across this play on the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”….. only with Drones. Have a great weekend. Another MOB project just released…a great spot for Audi that is a play on the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”. Posted by Aerial MOB on Friday, 6 March 2015

RPAS Flying Responsibly, Safely and Legally

Drones, RPAS, UAV, UAS …. it does not matter what you call them or what they look like (rotary wing, fixed wing, multi rotor, Lighter Than Air) or even what you are using them for (recreation or commercial); all are subject to UK CAA policy and rules when flying. When these systems are operated with onboard sensors… 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IN-2014/184: Small Unmanned Aircraft: Congested Areas Operating Safety Case (CAOSC) _ was Superseded on 12 November 2014 by IN-2014/184.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 »

Independent RPAS Advice and Guidance For Operators

A J S are qualified aeronautical engineers with over 30 years experience in operational aviation, developing aviation equipment based capabilities and associated sustainable support solutions. Our experience is in delivering high availability capabilities for operationally critical services. Commercial use of RPAS / UAS / Drones requires systems that are cost effective to operate at a profit…. Read more »

UK CAA Maintains UK RPAS Operators List

An often overlooked fact is that all remotely piloted/controlled aircraft used for either hobby or commercial use are subject to CAA policy and guidelines. Most importantly with the current interest in using Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) commercially in UK, the commercial operator is legally required to apply for permission from the CAA to carry out “Aerial Work”… Read more »

All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones

The Government are contacting businesses operating unmanned aerial systems in UK as part of an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Drones. The purpose of the APPG is to examine the use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) by governments, for domestic and international, military and civilian purposes. There is a website covering the group –… Read more »

UK UAS Services – Customer guidance

If you are considering engaging the services of a UAS Service provider in UK either as a commercial or as a domestic customer, you may wish to read on. A service provider delivering a service in UK that utilises small unmanned aircraft systems for collecting data and imagery commercially, are legally required to apply to the… Read more »