Man with a Drone is a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approved Professional Drone Operator, possessing a CAA Operational Authorisation reference number 5652, a General VLOS Certificate, an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) and full public liability insurance (£1m).

In all operations safety is absolutely paramount – and there maybe occasions when the expected project / job cannot go ahead – due to the weather or proximity of deemed hazards – the latter is normally determined fairly easily with the office-based pre-site survey – but will still need to be confirmed on site. In all cases the Remote Pilot has the final say as to whether is safe to fly or whether the job has to be postponed or cancelled.

The CAA has strict rules and guidelines on the flying of UAVs – and Man with A Drone adheres to these in all and every circumstance.

The general rules are:-

> Permission must be gained from any land owner from which the drone takes off before operations can commence.

> There must be 50 metre separation from the UAV from uninvolved people, not under control of Man with a Drone.

> There must be 30 metre separation from the UAV during take-off and landing from uninvolved people not under the control of Man with a Drone.

> UAVs cannot fly in the vicinity of aerodromes or within controlled airspace without the appropriate permissions – these are obtained before commencement of the job.

> Man with a Drone cannot fly more than 400ft (120metres) from the surface in height

> There is a maximum of 500 metres forward distance from the take off point and operations must be VLOS (visual line of sight).

> With the Parrot Anafi Thermal (less than 500g) we can fly closer to but not over uninvolved people under our A2CofC qualification (valid from 31/12/20)

> For groups of people over 1000 persons – a minimum of 150 metres distance from the UAV must be maintained.

> Man with a Drone complies fully with CAP 393 of the Air Navigation Order (CAA)

Our drones have many failsafe options including return to home and data link failure recovery – and Man with a Drone has an CAA approved Operations Manual which includes all our available scope of operations and can be viewed at any time by the client.

Remember – safety is paramount.

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