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Discussion in 'Certified UAV Pilots' started by Tim, Jan 25, 2016.

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    Tim

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    Hi all,

    I've been asked to provide a management summary of UK UAV law. I've tried to keep it simple (idiot/manager proof) but if any of you kind soles would take 2 minutes to read and comment, I'd be very grateful.

    I'm really not keen to give duff information.

    Can I fly my drone?

    This company had interpreted the rules so they can fly and film over their own land without a PFAW. I'm trying to tell them otherwise without coming over like I'm selling myself.

    Thanks, Tim
     
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    If it's for commercial gain (not just money) then A PFAW is required.

    I'm out at the minute but I am sure someone else will post the CAA Information Notice where it is explained in more detail.
     
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    Just had a quick read 'on the go'.

    PFAW holders still have to fly within the 'bubble'. The PFAW is a standard permission for some stated CAA 'permission required' conditions but 400' VLOS, 50m from objects etc still apply. There is no requirement to have written waiver to get people/places under your control. It's 30m not 20m for takeoff and landing people distance. Under your control can be closer.
     
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    Thanks IrishSights, I've amended the distance to 30m and taken out the signed permission. I'm after an online definition of Under Pilot's Control to link to. Only one I know of is in my Operations Manual and I'd rather not link to that.
     
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