Considerations with aerial work.
Civil aviation authority requirements
Due to Civil Aviation Authority regulations not all flight tasks are able to undertaken by unmanned aircraft, but if the flight task can be carried out legally we can meet your expectations.
Standard CAA UK flight safety parameters we are required to operate within are:
Cannot fly above 400 feet from ground level.
Cannot fly within 50 meters from persons, structures or vessels not under the control of the pilot in charge. (This can be reduced with effective control measures)
Cannot take off or land within 30 meters from persons, structures or vessels not under the control of the pilot in charge. (This can be reduced with effective control measures)
Cannot fly in a congested area of more than 1000 persons such as a football stadium.
Our aircraft cover both heavy and light weight categories and therefore we are able operate across most areas without the need for special permissions and we do have success in obtaining special permissions to cover higher risk flight tasks.
Recording of data from aerial work provides several security risks under the Data Protection Act 1998 which should be considered before undertaking any flight task because persons can be geo located and date, time recorded. A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a process which helps assess privacy risks to individuals in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and where necessary we will be able to work with you to create such an assessment to protect both your business and ours.
For more detailed information contact us.