Do we have a licence?
Yes, we have a PfAW (permission for aerial work) from the UK CAA (civil aviation authority)
which means we can operate our DJI Phantom 4 in the United Kingdom for commercial
purposes. If you require we can supply a PDF copy of this.
Where can we fly?
– within 50m of any structure or person not under our control.
– within 150m of any congested area or open air assembly (concert etc).
– in classified airspace (we can check this on our special maps).
What do you define as ‘under your control’?
emergency. In the case of a sparse residential area, covering this could be as simple as
knocking on the door and telling the resident we are flying nearby.
What do you define as a ‘congested area’?
residential or recreational purposes’. In practice, this definition can be vague, and so we will
look at the area on several maps prior to the shoot to determine whether there is any specific
risks related to the flight, and if the area is congested to an extent that means we can’t fly
How high and how far can we go?
at 500 feet).
What type of camera does the drone have?
Why isn’t the footage shaky?
means we get exceptionally smooth footage even if the drone itself is shaking.
What weather can’t you fly in?
- wind in excess of approximately 30 miles per hour, however, this varies depending on location however as wind can get stronger at higher altitudes or at different places in the UK.
- wet weather.
- temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius.
- low visibility weather such as fog.
How safe is it?
hitting it. It also has a return to home function built in, in the event it loses connection with the pilot’s remote controller or the pilot becomes incapacitated, this function will be activated and it will return autonomously to where it took off. For some flights we will have two people present, a pilot and an observer. Having two people means that we can keep a look out for potential risks and have a safeguard in the event the pilot is incapacitated.