Calibre Aerial Photography has the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) “Permission for Commercial Operations” PfCO. This 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.
Our pilots have passed the CAA-approved exams and ﬂight assessments for the purpose of carrying out commercial aerial photography and videography. They all hold the established industry Remote Pilot Qualiﬁcation (RPQ-s) for multi-rotor aircraft under 7kg.
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:
Calibre Aerial Photography are fully insured against injury and damage for each flight with £5million public liability to fly at altitudes of up to 400 feet.
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.