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Flying tethered in the UK for commercial work, possible?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Yeadonites, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Yeadonites

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    Just wondering if this has been answered elsewhere, though I can't find anything via the search function.

    Would flying with strong kite lines (Dyneema etc) attached to a Phantom's legs and perhaps anchored to the body as well, mean the setup is outside of the CAA's regulations. Obviously it would only be lower altitude, slower flying, but often all we need is just a few simple moves up and down on a static subject.

    It would probably be a useful approach for Estate Agent photography too.

    TIA
     
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    Interesting thought. Although it sounds to me like a loophole which will only find validity if tested in law.
     
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    It doesn't matter if it's tethered or not. It's still a powered aircraft.

    No loop holes I'm afraid.
     
  6. Meta4

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    Any perceived benefit from this loophole would be far outweighed by having your Phantom tied down.
    You may as well have your camera on a pole because you'd lose most of functionality of the drone.
     
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