Drone Pilot Qualification
Skyhigh Drone Media Productions has the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) “Permission for Commercial Operations” PfCO which means, as a licensed commercial operator of UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) we are governed and regulated by the CAA.The PfCO is mandatory for anyone operating a commercial aerial photography drone business in the UK, along with adequate public liability insurance.All of Drone Photography Services pilots are very experienced and have passed the CAA-approved exams and ﬂight assessments. To fly a Small Unmanned Aircraft (‘SUA’) in the UK, either commercially or recreationally, all pilots are required to comply with CAP393 : Air Navigation Order unless otherwise approved by the CAA.The main operational conditions for an SUA are:
Skyhigh Drone Media Productions are fully insured against injury and damage for each flight with £10million public liability to fly at altitudes of up to 400 feet. Skyhigh Drone Media Productions also has a Night Rating and all pilots are trained in using a drone at night.The CAA Regulations for SUA - drones are extremely detailed, our operation manual and procedures for each aircraft has been examined and approved for commercial use by the CAA.Today, the CAA's focus is increasingly on identifying the key risks facing consumers and the wider public, then acting alongside the professional drones' industry to minimise the threat of harm.They combine rule-making, enforcement action and influencing into a flexible and pro-active approach to ensure that industry is focused on addressing these risks.