Posts Tagged: UAV

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 – SN-2018/008 – DJI Matrice 200 Series

Notice To DJI Drone Operators SN-2018/008: Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Matrice 200 Series 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 applies to operators of the DJI Matrice 200 series… 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 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 »

Royal Bath & West – Safety Zone

The Royal Bath & West Show 2018 We are privileged to be supporting the Royal Bath & West Show 2018, providing a drone safety focused stand within the shows Safety Zone. We are passionate about supporting recreational and commercial drone fliers to fly Safely, Legally and considerately; so come and say hi to Al, Helen… 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 »

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 »