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I can't help but share this beautifullly crafted short film with those who are passionate about aviation. Enjoy...


If you are paying someone to fly a drone you must check that they have the necessary safety approval or you could be paying for an unsafe drone operator that probably won't have any insurance if things go wrong. There are thousands of CAA approved drone operators and the CAA is aware that there are a growing number of illegal operators offering to fly drones for money and potentially posing a safety risk. Anyone being paid to fly a drone needs to be an approved operator with a CAA permission for commercial operations. This ensures the operator of the drone has the necessary flying skills, knows the safety rules and has insurance. In most cases the operator will have attended a specific training course to obtain all the skills and knowledge necessary. Approved drone operators will know what is and isn't possible to safely achieve with a drone. They will also have full, comprehensive insurance. If you hire a drone operator without this and anything goes wrong you could be out of pocket or worse.
A busy day on Sunday as I was capturing aerial photographs of the mid Somerset Show, one of the county's largest agricultural shows. To say the breeze was a bit of a challenge would be an understatement!


It seems that Amazon's drone delivery service has got a little closer this week as the FAA in America, issued a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Amazon Prime Air allowing the company to operate its MK27 unmanned aircraft for research and development and crew training in authorized flight areas. This follows a successful test flight in Cambridge in the UK, where a package was delivered in 13 minutes.

However, for anyone who undertsands the practical constraints of drone aviation, it still seems a long way off before this is rolled out a regular basis. Perhaps with new battery technology the service may arrive sooner than we think, but for the moment, I think it's just pie in the sky! (oops, sorry)

Last weekend found David and myself surfacing at 3.30am in preparation for some drone filming of the Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship. The ship was due to arrive at the Solent estuary in preparation for docking in Southampton at 5.30am. It was an interesting project and one which was not without it's challenges. However, we captured some great drone material and are now looking forward to our next maritime adventure!

This week found David and myself undertaking more aerial filming for a major construction company, over at Avonmouth, on our monthly progress reporting schedule. I am pleased to say the weather was exceedingly kind to us, which makes a nice change to the weather with strong winds we have been experiencing for the past couple of weeks. I still have to remember what it was David was trying to say to me when we took this pic...

A few weeks ago we were asked to produce a short promotional video for a family run business, down on the Bridgwater Levels. It just happened that the weather was perfect for us, which fitted quite nicely for undertaking the drone filming. The client was happy with the final result, I hope you agree!