How to add a Remote Pilot to your CAA Drone Operations Manual

How to add a Remote Pilot to your CAA Drone Operations Manual

by Matthew Williams October 04, 2019

Once you have your recommendation certificate it is as simple as copying the details for any current remote pilots inside the PfCO holders CAA drone operations manual and replacing their details with those of the new remote pilot.

There is no need to tell the CAA of this change and the new remote pilot can operate from the moment that they are added to the operations manual.

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How to add & remove Drones to / from your CAA Drone Operations Manual

How to add & remove Drones to / from your CAA Drone Operations Manual

by Matthew Williams October 03, 2019

The thing we're looking at tackling here is how to add a drone into your operations manual and the process is actually really straightforward. It is literally as simple as copying the drain information you currently have in your manual and then finding the relevant details for your new drone, then adding them into/replacing the relevant parts of the copied information.

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How can you fly your drone over Roads, Buildings & People?

How can you fly your drone over Roads, Buildings & People?

by Matthew Williams October 02, 2019

Technically, with the changes to the wording in the permission for commercial operation, any standard permissions holder could now fly their drone over a congested area however, there are also elements of the air navigation order AND the PfCO wording itself which are worth bearing in mind before conducting any of these kinds of operations.

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Drone Flight Safety - How to Manage FATIGUE (AND AVOID CRASHES)!

Drone Flight Safety - How to Manage FATIGUE (AND AVOID CRASHES)!

by Matthew Williams October 02, 2019

...this is exactly the situation we place ourselves in when we are conducting drone operations. We force our 'human system' to switch between different levels of autonomy. Often in quick succession and often lots of times throughout a typical 'drone working day'.

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The 9 Key Questions to ask when deciding which company to do your drone training with...

The 9 Key Questions to ask when deciding which company to do your drone training with...

by Matthew Williams October 01, 2019

to make the process as easy as possible for you we have collated the nine questions which we get asked most often and are most useful to have the answers to when trying to decide which CAA NQE you are going to use in order to get your drone 'licence'.

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How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 2

How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 2

by Matthew Williams September 30, 2019

We've already seen the first few schools which haven't managed to survive this increase in drone training provider numbers versus a reduction in the number of people getting trained up to receive their PfCO and I think, there will be plenty more following suit in the coming months, unfortunately...

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How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 1

How to (NOT) choose your CAA NQE - Who is the BEST Drone Training School - Part 1

by Matthew Williams September 29, 2019

In today's blog post, we are going to be looking at the things you need to consider when choosing your Drone Training School... It used to be fairly straightforward when there were only a handful of CAA NQEs out there, teaching people how to fly their drones commercially and ultimately, get a PfCO but now there's so many providers; it's a literal MINEFIELD!

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Flying your drone safely in Mist and Fog - (Winter in the UK)!

Flying your drone safely in Mist and Fog - (Winter in the UK)!

by Matthew Williams September 28, 2019

The ethereal nature of the environment and the shots we can capture during these times are an opportunity which many can't resist. However it's really important to understand that there are some potentially fairly large implications associated with flying an aircraft in a very moist environment such as when it is foggy or misty.

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Can you fly a drone for your hobby once you've got your CAA PfCO (DRONE LICENSE)?

Can you fly a drone for your hobby once you've got your CAA PfCO (DRONE LICENSE)?

by Matthew Williams September 27, 2019

The answer is actually fairly straightforward and short.  Holding a PfCO has absolutely no impact on your ability to go and fly a drone or any other kind of model aircraft for your own pleasure. There are however, a few things that are worth bearing in mind and been aware of which seemed to confuse some people who operate drones both commercially and in their spare time for their own enjoyment.

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FREE CAA Drone Operations Manual Template - ALWAYS UP TO DATE!!!

FREE CAA Drone Operations Manual Template - ALWAYS UP TO DATE!!!

by Matthew Williams September 26, 2019

In today's blog post, we are going to be looking at the CAA's updated operations manual template and discussing why potentially, some NQEs don't seem to be wanting to freely help their students create a suitable operations manual, or even teaching them how to complete this process

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