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CAA Dronecode

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by b0dyr0ck2006, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. b0dyr0ck2006

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    So the UK CAA has released a 'Dronecode':

    The Civil Aviation Authority launched its Dronecode to simplify the rules regarding drones.
    ■ Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don't fly higher than 400 feet

    ■ Always keep your drone away from aircraft, helicopters, airports and airfields

    ■ Use your common sense and fly safely; you could be prosecuted if you don't

    Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown:
    ■ within 50 metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures

    ■ over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events

    Now I can see the sense in most of these but not to fly within 50 metres/150 feet of buildings or structures? How are we supposed to get footage 150 feet away?


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  2. sergekouper

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    Should be added: "That are not under your control"
    - If you manage to close the area, get authorisation from councils, landowners and control the people in it, you can film them as close as you want. ie: you are shooting a big budget production.
    - If you apply for a CAOSC to the CAA (Congested Area Operating Safety case), and succeed...
    For all of this, you need to be a qualified remote pilot, being a professional structure with commercial permission to operate from the CAA.
    If not, well... you're stuck to the 5 points you mentioned.
     
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