We are fully authorised to carry out aerial work through our "Permission for Aerial Work" licence, issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Our Pilots receive this after completing the BNUC-S qualification from Euro-USC, Europe’s leading, independent accreditation specialist for “Airworthiness and Pilot Qualifications”. Once our Pilots are qualified and tested, Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) is then applied for from the CAA.
We take safety extremely seriously. There is a strict set of guidelines we follow to ensure the safety of the public, our environment, our crew, and other airspace users.
Before we start filming, we carry out a Risk Assessment, and assess the site/project, using a combination of location visits beforehand, appropriate maps, photographs, films, and websites. We may also be required to seek additional permission from Air Traffic Control, should a site fall within their zone of control.
We fly with a one or two man crew, depending on the equipment used and the type of project. Our Pilot is responsible for all safety aspects of the job. Other crew members include our camera/gimbal operator (who ensures we capture exactly the images the Client needs). We sometimes have another crew member acting as an additional set of eyes for the Pilot and for general site management.
The UAV is not allowed to go out of 'Line of Sight' or 500m in distance from the Operator. The maximum height from the Pilot is 125m.
The UAV will not be flown in rain or excessive wind conditions.
The UAV will not be flown over the top of people unless they are under the control of the Pilot.
The UAV will not be flown in highly populated areas or at events with over 1000 participants.
If you are unsure about any of the restrictions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.