- The remote pilot must stay in visual line of sight (unless a spotter is used to help with the flight and is in radio contact with the pilot at all times) this means that the aircraft must never be more than 500 metres (1640ft) away from the remote pilot and no more than 120 metres (400ft) in height from take off position (AMSL).
- The aircraft must never be flown:
- Over or within 150 metres of any congested area (unless the aircraft is sub 7kg category, which ours are. This is then reduced to 50m).
- Over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons
- Within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft
- Within 50 metres of any person not in the control of the remote pilot. Take off and landing is an exception to this rule and can be reduced to 30 metres if needed.
- Restricted airspace such as airports and airfields except with clearance form the local air traffic control under special conditions.
- RAF practice areas are deemed as NEVER FLY IN THEM AND ARE HEAVILY RESTRICTED and therefore we cannot operate in these areas.
Drones and Data Protection
Data Protection Act 1998 will be applicable to fly a drone with a surveillance camera mounted on it and collecting images of individuals who can be identified from them, even if it was unintentional. Requirements regarding how such images should be collected, stored and used can be found in this Act.
Drone Flying Lessons
If you own your own drone would like to know how to operate it safely and would like help with controls and camera settings we offer drone school. More information can be read on this service by clicking the link below or clicking the link in the navigation menu at the top of the page.