Current legislation in the United Kingdom states in order for any aerial work to be carried out or any work offering valuable consideration to be done, the company needs to be registered with the CAA and has to have obtained permission for commercial operations (PfCO). All Track Two UAS operations must comply with article 95 of the Air Navigation Order (CAP 393). Specifically:
- The person in charge of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly the aircraft in any of the circumstances described below except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.
- Over or within 150 metres of a congested area.
- Over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons.
- Within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under control of the pilot in command.
- Within 50 metres of any person (not under control of the pilot in command).
- Within 30 metres of any person during take off or landing (not under control of the pilot in command).
In addition to the above, our UAV’s have stated operational limitations which can not be exceeded:
- Maximum Wind Speed – 25 kts
- Minimum Visibility – 5 km
- Precipitation – Zero (our equipment doesn’t like the rain)
- Temperature – Min -5°C / Max +40°C
- Maximum Altitude – 400 ft above ground level (at take off point)
- Maximum Distance from Operator – 500 meters (line of sight)
It all sounds very complicated but we’re here to worry about the airspace rules so you don’t have to. We consider safety to be of the highest importance so we’ll assess all the risks, survey the site and obtain all the permissions required for your aerial shoot.
If you’re not sure if what you’re thinking is possible… just call and we’ll work it out.