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Here are some answers to some of the questions we get asked the most regarding our UAV’s and what they can and can’t do.
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Can you fly in the rain?
Unfortunately not. We are unable to fly in any type of rain. We do monitor the weather conditions before any shoot and can advise if the conditions may prevent us flying.
Can you fly when it’s windy?
Yes but within certain limitations. We cannot fly in winds above 20mph for safety reasons. High winds affect the stability of the aircraft and if deemed unsafe to fly, the operation will be stopped.
Can you fly indoors?
Yes we can fly indoors, but only if there is adequate space to do so. Our aircraft is fitted with an array of sensors and technology to allow safe indoor flying.
How far can you fly?
We can achieve an altitude of 400 Feet, that’s (122.0M) and 500M horizontally away from the drone pilot as long as the aircraft is still within Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS). These are the standard permissions given to us by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Where can’t you fly?
In accordance with our UK License we have to abide to the following conditions:
We can’t fly:
over or within 150 meters of any congested area of a city, town or settlement without prior exemption from the Civil Aviation Authority.
within 50 meters or any person, vessel, vehicle or structure not under the control of the remote pilot during take off or landing.
within 30 meters of any person unless that person is under control from the pilot.
What qualifications do you have?
Our pilots have undertaken either the BNUC-S pilots training course or the CDP-C Ground School course. We have permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority to operate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for commercial operations. Without this we wouldn’t be allowed to operate or hold the relevant insurance.
I have a drone for non commercial flying. What are the laws regarding this in the UK?
When you fly a drone in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe.
Follow these simple steps to make sure you are flying safely and legally.
Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don’t fly higher than 400 feet
Always keep your drone away from aircraft, helicopters, airports and airfields
Use your common sense and fly safely; you could be prosecuted if you don’t
You must obtain land owners permission to fly on or over their land
Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown:
within 50 metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures
over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events
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