Drones and data set to revolutionise the UK agricultural insurance market

Drones and data set to revolutionise the UK agricultural insurance market

Iprosurv, the UK’s leading aerial survey, inspection and mapping provider, has entered into partnership with US-based agricultural surveying specialists, Sentera, in a move that will change the way agricultural risks are managed and insured in the UK.

The deal sees the full Sentera suite of sensors, software and analytics made available to Iprosurv’s existing fleet of over 400 drones. The new capability, a UK first, will enable Iprosurv to bring a new level of analytical detail to crop management and provide growers with the insight necessary to react before a crop is lost.

Using colour and multi-spectral imagery to create a field ‘heat map’, the new tech gives growers and their insurers a level of data and insight that has not been available previously.

The sensors provided by Sentera determine the health of a crop by analysing the light reflected by the crop leaves, down to individual plants. This allows the software to map out the health profile of a crop, enabling growers and insurers to take immediate and targeted remedial action.

This allows insurers to underwrite at a much more granular level which should lead to more accurate premium pricing and claims pay-outs for growers.

Rebecca Jones, CEO and co-founder of Iprosurv, predicted that the new capabilities would fundamentally change the way agricultural risks in the UK are managed and how insurers understand and price them.

Rebecca Jones, CEO and co-founder of Iprosurv, predicted that the new capabilities would fundamentally change the way agricultural risks in the UK are managed and how insurers understand and price them.

“The traditional approach to surveying crops requires boots on the ground, visual inspection and often lengthy analysis of individual plants. This is time consuming and, more importantly, can often be inaccurate but this partnership with Sentera means our drones can provide growers and their insurers with a detailed analysis of a crop’s condition, and it’s likelihood of failure, within hours,” she said.

“With Sentera’s tech on board, our drones can provide minutely specific data on a crop’s condition, predicting the yield and extent of any damage. Farming is becoming more and more automated and specialised and this technology is a significant addition to the modernisation of farming in the UK.”

In a recent Proof of Concept flight, an Iprosurv drone fitted with Sentera’s tech was able to help a farmer’s insurer establish that liability for their crop failure lay with a neighbouring farmer, avoiding a potential £1.5m claim on their record in the process.

Commenting on the partnership and the implications for the UK agricultural sector, co-founder and Director of New Strategic Ventures at Sentera, Greg Emerick, said:

Commenting on the partnership and the implications for the UK agricultural sector, co-founder and Director of New Strategic Ventures at Sentera, Greg Emerick, said:

“We’re excited to be working with Iprosurv to deliver the precision and efficiency of Sentera’s technology to agriculture professionals. Sentera’s solutions provide insights to growers, agronomists and retailers driving economic value up across the agriculture sector by reducing costs and improving production. 

“This same data is also being used to drive efficiencies for crop insurance claims adjusting and policy writing.”

The partnership is now live and the technology available to Iprosurv’s fleet of over 400 drones covering the UK. The capability will also be made available, via Iprosurv, to other drone operators on a commercial basis.

Contact For further information, contact martin.friel@iprosurv.com

About Iprosurv

Established in 2014, Iprosurv provides companies with the in-house capability of drone and data/media delivery services. Our CAMERA system and optimum drone operator platform provides bespoke services be that an on-demand, fully managed service to independent data/media delivery services.

Iprosurv is a pioneer in the provision of drone technology across a range of industries. Its current network of pilots, covering the entirety of the UK, use a proprietary system to record, store and deliver drone data to clients in a fast and secure way. From building surveys to flood response to assisting emergency services, Iprosurv continues to push the boundaries of how drones can be used in business.

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Eye in the sky: How Iprosurv is using drones to survey buildings

Rebecca Jones and her partner realised the commercial potential of drones, but, as she tells Martin Friel, it needed a leap of faith before their high-flying business could take off.

Drones, those little machines we see buzzing above parks and fields across the UK, have something of an unsavoury reputation. Whether it’s as dealers of remote death in the Afghan and Iraqi wars or causing huge disruption at Gatwick airport, people, understandably, are nervous about them and what they might be doing up there.  

But love them or loathe them, drones are increasing in popularity across the country with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) estimating there are around 130,000 registered drone operators in the UK, of which, nearly 6,000 are commercial.

The full story can be found here https://www.independent.co.uk

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CAA grants extended line of sight permissions to Iprosurv

Iprosurv has secured Extended Visual Line of Sight permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority for its network of remote pilots.

Standard aviation regulations insist that drones remain within the pilot’s sight at all times during flight which has historically limited flight distances to around 500m but Iprosurv’s new permissions allow its remote pilots to fly drones up to 2km from the launch site, with no direct line of sight required by the remote pilot.

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Commenting on the move, Iprosurv co-founder and CEO, Rebecca Jones, said: “We are delighted that the CAA has once again recognised the high level of training, safety and monitoring that takes place across our network of remote pilots and has seen fit to provide us with these new permissions.

“What may seem like a technicality is actually a huge leap forward in the capabilities of drones, particularly in the early assessment of disaster areas, assisting the emergency services and in the survey of inaccessible buildings.”

Adding: “These exemptions will allow us to stream footage and data direct to the client’s desktop even before a site has been physically visited.”

Currently, when faced with a large survey area, pilots often have to stop a flight once the limits of line of site have been reached, drive to the next launch site and start the process again.

Iprosurv says its new level of functionality will allow insurers, property managers and the emergency services to view the entire area and assess and triage the situation in real time.

Jones continued: “Drones have always had the potential to completely change the way we respond to disasters or large-scale surveys but having the ability to remain in the air for longer, going further distances and relaying real time data back to the client is a huge step forward.

“In granting these permissions, the CAA has shown a welcome willingness to help unlock the commercial and societal benefits of drones and we look forward to introducing our new capabilities to all of our clients.”

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IPROSURV SELECT ALTITUDE ANGEL AS GLOBAL MAP DATA PROVIDER

London, UK:  Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced survey and inspection provider, Iprosurv, has opted to embed Altitude Angel’s market leading data in its flight mapping solutions.

Established in 2014, Iprosurv are regarded as a pivotal company in the promotion and implementation of many of the drone applications which we see across various markets and industries today. With a drone pilot contractor network comprising of field experts from across the UK, Iprosurv are able to provide clients from all industries with valuable visual and data insights.

Iprosurv will be embedding Altitude Angel’s pioneering Airspace Map, DroneSafetyMap, within its internal pilot portal to provide Iprosurv’s network of UAV operators with a ‘one-stop-shop’ platform for assessing the risk associated with each operation prior to arriving on site. A detailed area report and hazard score will also be generated through Altitude Angel’s innovative Area Report API, providing further safety information crucial for ensuring safety and mitigating risk.

The platform will also assist the drone operators in submitting flight reports and will enhance visibility of drone operations through Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM, as Iprosurv expands its operations across the UK and internationally.

On partnering with Iprosurv, Richard Ellis, Altitude Angel, Chief Business Officer, said: “The team at Iprosurv share the same entrepreneurial vision and values as Altitude Angel. We want our customers to be as well informed as possible and by integrating Altitude Angel data into its platform, we know Iprosurv will be getting the best possible data in the air and on the ground.”

Rebecca Jones, Iprosurv, founder and Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Altitude Angel.

“As a national provider of drone services, Iprosurv needs to play its part in promoting the safe operation of drones by working with regulators and industry professionals. As part of that, we were looking for a partner who could provide accurate real time data to enhance our proposition in a way which not only complies with current regulations but helps shape future ones, and Altitude Angel ticked all the boxes.

“As Iprosurv pushes ahead with its international ambitions, with Altitude Angel we will be able to do so in a way that is informed, safe and completely transparent with all the relevant regulators. We have always tried to push the boundaries of what commercial drones can do and this partnership is another step forward for Iprosurv and the wider commercial drone community.”

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The only perspective is the customer perspective

One of the industry’s most enthusiastic early adopters of drone technology, Zurich Insurance saw that drones can get places humans can’t and get there quicker too.

So, when Zurich’s UK Chief Claims Officer, David Nichols had a personal roof damage claim, he was keen to see if drones delivered what he thought they did.

And here he gives us some insight from a unique perspective – a claims director experiencing the claims service firsthand.

As a claims director, you want to be pretty confident that your teams are delivering a top notch service and that the customer experience is always excellent but there is no greater test of your service than being ‘fortunate’ enough to experience claims services yourself.  I have to say that everything was what I hoped it would be!

Anyway, the claim went smoothly but the bit I was particularly interested in experiencing was some new technology we have introduced to our claims service – drones.

We started using them because we thought it sounded like a great idea. Of course, the decision-making was more detailed than that but in essence, we have been looking for everything and anything that can speed up and smooth out the claims process for customers and drones seemed to be a simple, cost-effective way of doing that.

The obvious, immediate use is in claims where we can’t access the site such as in major floods or fires. Drones provide immediate access, but they also provide detailed imagery, measurements and a host of other data, putting our claims teams on the front foot.

It speeds up our processes and brings the customer closer to a clear decision, either way, in hours rather than weeks.

But there is an added benefit to using drones – customer engagement. The ability to share images of the damage with a customer and being able to explain next steps immediately provides reassurance and we are able to bring the customer into the claims conversation in a way we haven’t been able to before. Images provide the immediate truth of a situation. 

More than that, this approach can also bring the customer’s knowledge of their business or property into play to help us allocate resources in the most effective way. For example, we had a factory fire earlier this year. By using the images captured by the drone, the client was able to indicate to us the location of their machinery, what parts of the operation were critical and what parts could wait. This allowed us to shape our response in a more informed and targeted way.

All of this makes using drones in claims a bit of a no-brainer for me. The clincher was when I experienced it for myself through a personal claim. My roof was damaged in the storms this year and obviously the extent of the damage had to be understood before the claim could go any further.

A drone was deployed within days of registering the claim. Within an hour of the drone being on site, I was shown imagery of the damage by the drone operator who then explained the next steps to me.

I did not have to wait for scaffolding to be set up or a cherry picker to be deployed. I was also brought into the conversation surrounding my claim at the earliest stage. It was fast, completely unobtrusive and I felt included in the process. Exactly the kind of experience I hoped drones would bring to our customers.

This is only scratching the surface though. Drones capture a huge amount of detailed data and I see no reason why this can’t be deployed more widely such as with the building estimation tools that we all use. Any process that can be automated to create a better customer experience has to be embraced.

And why stop at claims? There are obvious applications in a broad range of services, and we will continue to explore these. Imagine a process where we have the detailed drone data at policy inception stage and detailed drone data at the claim stage? Those data sets can ‘speak’ to each other, giving greater clarity, faster decision making and greater levels of transparency for all parties.

We can do that. The tools are there. As individual firms and as an industry, we just need to have the foresight and the confidence to use them to their full extent. What started as a “why not?” at Zurich is now a “where next?”.

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There’s no turning back now

The insurance industry had no choice but to keep operating during the lockdown – the financial regulator made it clear that it expected claims to be processed and settled as normal. How exactly the industry should do that, was less clear. Unsurprisingly, for many, tech was the answer and here, Lisa Bartlett, the UK and Ireland President of loss adjusting firm, Crawford & Co, gives us some insight into what that looked like and what role drones had to play in keeping the claims machine moving.

It is a well-established idea that the more we embrace technology, the more we fear it will make us humans redundant. But what has been a gentle jog towards digital over the past few years, suddenly turned into a sprint during the lockdown.

Those that could, turned digital virtually overnight, having been forced to find new ways to operate and maintain customer service. It has shown many of us just how powerful technology can be and has made us completely rethink how we will work when life returns to ‘normal’.

Does this mean the machines have won?

Not necessarily. There is no doubting that the greater use of tech in insurance and adjusting is here to stay. That’s a given. It’s nothing new anyway – we have been introducing more and more digital processes into our businesses for years but perhaps what the lockdown has forced us to do is to really explore its full capabilities.

Crawford has been able to conduct desktop claims handling for some time now but when the lockdown was introduced, we went remote and digital quickly, across the organisation and it worked. But it also evolved.

For some time now, we have been using an app that allows customers to upload photos of damage to our adjusters to help speed up the claims process. During the lockdown, with no site visits possible, we had to find a new way, so we shifted to video conferencing and while not the same as having a human on site, provided the necessary insight for our adjusters to get a claim moving.

To supplement that, we have been using drones to conduct site visits and again, while this is not new technology for us, the use of it has increased and been applied beyond the traditional uses of flood and major fire events.

The immediate operational use of tech is obvious, but it goes beyond the practical and this is what, despite any reservations, we need to keep exploring. Because it doesn’t just make life easier – if used properly and blended with our technical expertise, it will make us better at what we do.

Take the cameras that drones use, for example. These high definition cameras take a series of NADIR (straight down), oblique and horizontal images, which can then be processed through advanced software to create a 3D interactive ‘digital twin’ model of the site. This permanent record can then be shared with all parties, reducing or even removing the need for repeat visits, with the obvious time savings that provides.

But perhaps more importantly, the data and imaging can be used with clients too, showing them what was found, the damage done, what the likely causes of that damage were and what the remedy might be. It just makes the whole claims process much more transparent for the customer and, indeed, for everyone involved.

And this can only be a good thing. Whatever reservations people may have about technology, I just can’t see Crawford, or anyone else, rowing back and not embracing the advantages it provides. Where there is a clear operational and customer service benefit, it is incumbent upon all of us to use it.

That doesn’t mean that technology is the be all and end all, however. Its full potential can only really be realised when it is properly paired with the technical expertise of adjusters. Indeed, as smart as the tech may be, it still needs the insight and oversight that only an adjuster can provide – drones are flown by a human, the 3D images are interpreted by a human and the adjuster is still making the final call on a claim.

And I think that is biggest operational lesson we can learn from all of this – yes, we are all more digital now but no, that does not need to be to the detriment of humans. It is with an open mind and a determination to explore all the possibilities (while reminding ourselves of our own value), that we will make the real digital leap forward that so many have been predicting for so long.

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Join our team!

Iprosurv are a pioneering industry leader in aerial survey, Inspection, mapping and maintenance.  We specialise in drone technology and provide high-quality visual intelligence and market-leading insight data to business clients on a national and international basis. Servicing clients of all sizes, from SME’s to multi-national conglomerates, we can tailor our product delivery to suit the needs of the individual business. Offering simple technological solutions as well as more advanced and technically challenging needs, we offer a bespoke and effective service, whilst complying with the ever changing landscape of drone regulations. 

Due to a continued period of growth and ambitious plans to accelerate the business, we are currently recruiting or several individuals to join our team. As a relatively new business, this role will suit someone comfortable working within an ambiguous environment without a defined context in which to operate. Similarly, this innovative business structure will excite and challenge the successful candidate, offering genuine potential to determine your own career progression whilst playing a vital role in the growth of the organisation.

Marketing & Digital Media Executive

The Marketing & Digital Media Executive will be responsible for:

•             Managing all Social Media channels

•             Producing innovating and engaging content to work effectively across multiple digital platforms

•             Producing marketing and campaign material for use across multi-media platforms

•             Implementing sales and marketing material to support the Sales team

•             Writing copy for use in internal and external communications

•             Initiating marketing and sales campaigns

•             Launch and Manage new initiatives, from inception through to delivery and ROI analytics

•             Create new marketing initiatives utilising all generalist techniques; PR, Communications, Sales, Strategy and Digital Media

•             Generate new business leads

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

•             Experience within a Digital Marketing role

•             Experienced within the entire generalist marketing spectrum

•             Innovative, creative and with a ‘can do’ attitude

•             Passionate, career ambitious, self-starter

•             Comfortable working with minimal supervision

•             Genuinely passionate about technology

•             Able to self-manage time effectively

In return we offer:

Permanent, Full Time – Part time

Flexible working hours

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Generous Holidays (with an additional day off for your birthday!)

To find out more or apply please email your CV to careers@iprosurv.com

Closing date 12th June 2020

Sales Executive

The Sales Executive will be responsible for:

•             Generating new business via outbound sales activity and field marketing

•             Leading sales presentations to achieve new business

•             Building relationships with the existing client base

•             Identifying opportunities to up-sell

•             Communicating with internal and external stakeholders

•             Creating bids and tender’s material

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

•             Experience within a Business to Business Sales Environment

•             Ideally experienced within a construction, property management or facilities background

•             Ideally have an existing client base / contacts within a comparable industry sector

•             Innovative, creative and with a ‘can do’ attitude

•             Passionate, career ambitious, self-starter

•             Comfortable working with minimal supervision

•             Genuinely passionate about technology

•             Able to self-manage time effectively

•             Motivated to exceed upon competitive targets

In return we offer:

Permanent, Full Time – Part time

Flexible working hours

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Generous Holidays (with an additional day off for your birthday!)

To find out more or apply please email your CV to careers@iprosurv.com

Closing date 12th June 2020

Pilot Partnerships Manager

The Pilot Partnerships Manager will be responsible for:

•             Overseeing an entirely new initiative, scheduled to launch in June 2020

•             Oversee national relationship management for our pilot partners

•             Recruitment of new pilot partners

•             Ongoing relationship management

•             Communicating with internal and external stakeholders

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

•             Experience within a managerial role

•             Ideally experienced within a construction, property management or facilities background

•             Passionate about new technology

•             An inherent business leader with the ability to lead and manage a remote team

•             A Strong decision maker

•             Innovative, creative and with a ‘can do’ attitude

•             Passionate, career ambitious, self-starter

In return we offer:

Permanent, Full Time – Part time

Flexible working hours

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Generous Holidays (with an additional day off for your birthday!)

To find out more or apply please email your CV to careers@iprosurv.com

Closing date 12th June 2020

Administration Assistant

The Administration Assistant will be responsible for:

•             Supporting the company Directors with all aspects of administration

•             Responding to customer queries and emails on behalf of the team

•             Composing written documents and reports on behalf of the business

•             Booking travel and accommodation

•             Complex diary management

•             Receiving and transferring incoming calls

•             Data entry

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

•             Experience within a Business Administration environment

•             Excellent attention to detail

•             Strong computer skills including intermediate Microsoft Office suite

•             Comfortable working with minimal supervision

•             Able to self-manage time effectively

In return we offer:

Permanent, Full Time – Part time

Flexible working hours

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Generous Holidays (with an additional day off for your birthday!)

To find out more or apply please email your CV to careers@iprosurv.com

Closing date 12th June 2020

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Iprosurv British Insurance Awards Finalist

The adoption of drone technology across industry and wider society has been accelerating over recent years so much so, that even the most traditional of sectors are starting to embrace their use.

Insurance isn’t known for its willingness to embrace change and we at Iprosurv know that first-hand. We’ve spent the last six years persuading insurance companies and loss adjusters, one by one, of the benefits of drones. And while we’ve made some great progress, it hasn’t always been easy and often frustrating, but this month marked a bit of a milestone.

More and more companies are using our drone pilots to survey the damage caused to buildings by floods, fires and storms and they are also waking up to the benefits of using them to survey properties to assess their current condition and risk of damage.

Once these companies use drones, they get it instantly, albeit one by one. Drones provide them access to closed off or dangerous sites and the data they produce allows them to get working on paying claims in hours rather than weeks. Despite what most people think, insurers do want to pay claims – they just want to be sure of all the facts before they do and the data our drone pilots provide help them do that quickly.

And it seems that we are approaching a bit of a tipping point in this industry. This month Iprosurv was shortlisted for Claims Initiative of the Year at the British Insurance Awards, the first time the use of drones has been recognised at an industry award.

Don’t laugh but the British Insurance Awards are often called the Oscars of insurance so it’s a really big deal for that industry to recognise the contribution of drone technology in this way.

Of course, we’re really excited at the prospect of winning but what is really satisfying is that it feels like we (and our drone pilots) are becoming an accepted part of the industry. And that’s not just important for us as a business.

It’s important for the industry as a whole because drones can reduce the decision-making time on a claim from days to hours. Delays to claims are one of the main complaints made by customers so anything that the industry can do to improve that has to embraced wholesale across the industry.

We are by no means there yet, but for an industry that is quite innovation-phobic to recognise the contribution and importance of drones to the way they operate, feels like a really important step forward.

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CAA – Small Unmanned Aircraft – COVID19 Pandemic – Emergency Services Response

Official Record Series 4 Civil Aviation Authority Miscellaneous

United Kingdom No: 1361

Air Navigation Order 2016
Publication date:
27 March 2020
General Exemption E 5032

  1. The Civil Aviation Authority, in exercise of its powers under article 266 of the Air Navigation

Order 2016 (‘the Order’), exempts any member of the United Kingdom Emergency Services acting as the person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft1 in support of a United Kingdom Police Force, from the requirements at articles 94(3), 94A(2) and 95 of the Order (see Note 1), subject to the conditions in paragraphs 2 to 4 below.

  • This exemption is only applicable for use in the support of the Police response in enforcing the Government restrictions placed on the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and where the observance of the restrictions in articles 94A(2) and 95 of the Order would be likely to hinder this objective (see Note 2).
  • When employing this Exemption, the small unmanned aircraft must not be flown:
  • other than by a remote pilot flying in accordance with a valid operational authorisation (permission or exemption) issued to a United Kingdom Police, Fire or Ambulance Service, as amended by this exemption;
  • at a height exceeding 600 feet above the surface, or 100 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal distance of 50 metres of the small unmanned aircraft if this is higher, provided that:
  • the remote pilot must be able to fully monitor the associated airspace for conflicting aircraft for the purpose of avoiding collisions;
  • When operating at a height exceeding 400 feet above the surface, a competent observer must be used at all times;
  • at a distance from the remote pilot station which exceeds the maximum control range of the aircraft, as stated in the operating manual of the emergency service under whose authority the person in charge is operating the aircraft;
  • at a distance beyond the visual line of sight of the remote pilot unless using a competent observer in accordance with General Exemption E4857 (ORS4 No.1297). When operating for the purposes of this exemption:
  1. “Small unmanned aircraft” means any unmanned aircraft, other than a balloon or a kite, having a mass of not more than

20kg without its fuel but including any articles or equipment installed in or attached to the aircraft at the commencement of its flight (ANO 2016)

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  • the maximum height limitation listed in paragraph 4(a) of General Exemption E4857 may be replaced by the height limitations at paragraph 3(b) of this exemption, and;
  • the minimum distance limitations listed in paragraph 4(d) of General Exemption E4857 may be replaced by the minimum distance limitations at paragraph 3(e) of this exemption;
  • within the following distances of any person, vehicle, vessel or structure that is not under the control of the remote pilot:
  • 10 metres, if the small unmanned aircraft has a mass of less than 2kg whilst in flight, including take-off and landing.
  • 20 metres, if the small unmanned aircraft has a mass of 2kg or more whilst in flight, including take-off and landing.

Periods of flight directly over uninvolved people should be minimised and only conducted when absolutely necessary to achieve the aim of the flight.

  • Details on the execution of this exemption, and the individual procedures and training requirements, including the risk management process that will enable a reduction of separation distances, must be incorporated into the relevant operator’s operations manual.
  • Details of all occasions where this exemption has been employed must specifically be logged by the operator. These details must be provided to the Civil Aviation Authority on request, or whenever the operational authorisation detailed at paragraph 3(a) is renewed.
  • This exemption has effect from the date it is signed until varied, suspended or revoked.

S-L O’Sullivan

for the Civil Aviation Authority

27 March 2020

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UK Civil Aviation Authority                                                                                                     Official Record Series 4, No. 1361

Notes:

  1. Article 94(3) requires the remote pilot of a small unmanned aircraft to ensure that direct unaided visual contact is maintained with the aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircraft, persons, vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions.

Article 94A(2) requires permission from the CAA for a flight, or part of a flight, of a small unmanned aircraft at a height of 400ft above the surface.

Article 95 prevents the flight of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft under certain circumstances (minimum distances from congested areas, organised open-air assemblies and persons, vessels, vehicles or structures) except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.

  • The intended purpose of this exemption is to allow a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft during times of civil emergency, where the exemptions afforded under General Exemption E4506 (ORS4 No.1233) are not able to be utilised.
  • This exemption is activated by the CAA at the discretion of the Head of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit for the period of the COVID19 pandemic while Police enforcement of the Government restrictions is considered necessary. Unless immediate suspension or revocation is required for safety reasons, the CAA will consult with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) and/or National Fire Chief’s Council (NFCC) prior to its cancellation in order to ensure a managed return to normal operations. Any decision by the CAA will be relayed to the NPCC and/or NFCC point of contact for distribution to individual regional and local services.

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The document can be found here http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=9523

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