Here at Aerios Solutions, the primary focus of any of aerial filming work we perform is safety. Numerous safety precautions have been attended to in the design of both the equipment and procedures Aerios Solutions use, and follow respectively. All equipment is thoroughly maintained and logged for regulation by the CAA.
Our general “Permission for aerial work” has been granted by the CAA and we are about to be granted CAA Permission for close proximity flying within congested areas. Allowing us to work in London and other built-up areas, this will enable us to undertake unique, inner city projects, only possible with this permission.
Regulations we operate under
As a licensed operator of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Aerios Solutions is governed and regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It is essential for Aerios Solutions to adhere to these regulations for insurance and public liability cover. Each job will be assessed on an individual basis with respect to the restrictions based on risk. The restrictions are extremely comprehensive, but a few basic examples include:
- Permission is required from the landowner to take off and land
- Certain restrictions apply to certain areas of central London and additional permissions to fly need to be sought from the CAA
- Flying near to an airport, airfield or aerodrome, Air Traffic Control must be contacted for safe to operate – air traffic may limit flying altitudes.
Pre-flight locations visits may be required to ascertain details for the flight planning. Typically, a post code or location of where and what we are filming will be enough for a pre-flight survey.
Aerios pilots are qualified and licensed in all areas, including UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) flight test certification, ATPL (Airline Transport Pilots License), Class 1 medical, Instrument Ratings, and Boeing 777 IR (Instructor Rating).
Our pilots are all CAA qualified and are insured with public liability. The pilots adhere strictly to the guidelines and safety procedures necessary to ensure the safety of crew, public and buildings. Our pilots have complete authority before and during flight to determine whether the conditions at the location are safe for flight.
**As the growth of awareness in UAV filming and photography is realised, more suppliers will be offering their services. Anyone flying drones for commercial use is required to be licensed by the CAA and if they are not they will not be insured or have public liability cover. Please be careful to select a licensed operator for the safety of those being filmed and the protection of the aerial filming industry**