This is The flyingbear, in the air:
flyingbear is licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to fly Remote Piloted Aircraft.
It is ILLEGAL to fly RPA (Remote Piloted Aircraft) (or UAV, Unmanned Aerial Venicles) for commercial gain without a CAA Permission. Public liability is also mandatory.
The CAA have issued rules with which we have to comply. In order to do this:
On initial enquiry stage we carry out an office based assessment to verify that the project required is feasible.
We check details such as location in relation to controlled airspace, military areas, other aviation uses (private airfields, bird sanctuaries etc.). We also check for any other nearby activities that could have an impact on a safe flight, including Public Access to the project area.
Once we are confident that we can safely proceed, and we have agreed a fee with our client, a date is set. As ever in England, this is subject to the weather. If it is raining or too windy we can’t fly – simple.
At the location
We carry out a Risk Assessment and confirm that we have written permission (a signature or email) from all landowners whose land we will fly over.
Then we begin. We will take as many photographs as is necessary to provide the client with the pre-agreed number of high quality images or panoramas. Each flight is about 10-15 minutes.
The duration of the site visit will vary depending on the requirements but is usually around a few hours.
We will leave the place as we found it.
Post Production processing
Images will be edited and processed before they are delivered. This is the most time consuming part of the operation and is included in the price.
Delivery is electronically, usually via Dropbox.
For larger instructions we will post a CD or DVD to you.
flyingbear is NOT VAT registered.