Every time drones hit the headlines it seems to be for the wrong reasons … usually shutting major airports down.
But they are a powerful force for good with many positive uses that can benefit our society … and even our history.
People often ask ‘so what are drones used for?’ so here goes – and they do far more good than you may have ever imagined.
The pre-Christmas chaos at Gatwick Airport threw a spotlight on drones. We have set out some basic rules for flying a drone safely. As one of the top drone training companies in the UK, Flyby Technology are recognised experts within the industry and were able to give informed, expert comment to national and international media on drones during the Gatwick crisis. Our instructors have more than 600 YEARS flying experience between them and we are all uniquely placed as manned aviation pilot instructors as well as drone pilot instructors.
Goldman Sachs have just published a paper that states that the drone service industry is worth $100 billion. Flyby Technology discusses the impact this will have on our current thinking and how we satisfy that demand for pilots and associated services.
Flyby Technology is able to help you regain or renew your Permission for Commercial Operation should you require it. The actual renewal process is straightforward and can easily be completed on your own. If that is your choice then please make sure that your insurance cover satisfies EC785/2004, as this may be a change since your initial award or last renewal...
Drones of 20kg and above currently require third party liability insurance under EU law unless they are state aircraft, belonging to the military, customs or police services (EU Regulation 785/2004).
Currently the UK has a flagship drones testing centre in the West Wales UAS Environment, which offers a large testing area of segregated airspace and varying geographical features. It is also possible for an individual to set up a testing site, by applying to the CAA for permission to do so. What is the best way forward?
Today we heard that the best centre for the training of the Air Transport Pilot's License understands what we are trying to achieve. They have recognised the quality of our training product and have invited us to use their excellent facilities to train the best drone pilots in the industry.