Safety and The Law
What to expect from us on the day....
Every flight is unique and needs to comply with all the necessary CAA, safety, legal and local regulations. Our thorough pre-planning phase ensures that the necessary research has been completed on any air space restrictions and that all paperwork and permissions are in place. Non-standard flights require an absolute minimum of 2 weeks notice in order to obtain any necessary air traffic control permissions.
On the Day
All flights are subject to satisfactory weather conditions. When we arrive on location a pre-flight site survey and risk assessment will be undertaken of the flight area and proposed flight plan in order to identify any hazards not identified as part of our pre-planning. Wind speed is measured, safe take off/landing sites are identified and any necessary crew/client briefings are undertaken.
Drones are only authorised to be operated within visual line of sight (VLOS). For complex flight plans a competent observer/spotter is appointed in order to assist the pilot and keep the flight safe. We only ever fly within the distances outlined by the CAA.
Other than airspace, this is the only other restricting factor to any flight. Drones cannot fly in adverse weather, meaning rain and high winds. Our fleet can fly up to their wind limits of about 24mph but anything more and we will struggle to fly. It is worth considering the weather forecast when planning to use a drone and we will advise you accordingly if we need to rearrange due to poor weather.