A lot of people ask us are drones safe? If used correctly then the answer is yes.
What you need to know, how we stay safe!
To be legally able to offer any aerial work you have to be registered with the CAA and have to have obtained a PFAW (Permissions for Aerial Work). Off The Sticks takes aerial work very seriously and we put systems in place to make sure the operations is as safe as possible for everyone involved. If you have any questions we are more than happy to answer them and explain in as much detail how this affects you.
To be able to offer the services we do. We are fully licensed with a BNUS-s certificate, which means we are fully qualified pilots. The current rules and regulations can be found under the Air Navigation Order (CAP 393).
Currently this sates:
- The person in charge of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly the aircraft in any of the circumstances described below except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.
- Over or within 150 metres of a congested area.
- Over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons.
- Within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under control of the pilot in command.
- Within 50 metres of any person (not under control of the pilot in command).
- Within 30 metres of any person during take off or landing (not under control of the pilot in command).
Don't worry if you find any of this confusing. We are fully qualified and more than happy to discuss any of these points with you.
So rest assured your in safe hands and we hope we can help you get the aerial footage you want.