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Hardwicke Weather StationWe started our Drone Business in 2016 after our main pilot gained the Rusta Remote Pilot Course SUAS qualification in Bristol. This allowed us to apply for and gain the necessary permission to allow us to operate as a permitted drone operator by the CAA (UAS3063). This permission was then known as a Permission for Air Work (PFAW). This was then migrated to a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) by the CAA later in 2016.

In early 2021 the CAA changed the UK Drone Regulations again to  align with that of EASA and the PFCO was moved on to a UK-PDRA01 Authorisation. The new GVC training was also created which allowed bolt on extras such as beyond VLOS but it meant that out current training in 2016 would become invalid in early 2024, and we would need to complete new training and gain a GVC.

In 2022 we gained the new A2 CofC qualification from COPTRZ which allows us to operate with similar permissions to the UK-PDRA01 but limited to a drone with a maximum weight of 2Kg. We also operate a sub 250G drone which has much has more flexibility. We still have Business Drone Insurance and will help local charities but not offer drone services to anyone else anymore.

As we don’t do drone work for anyone else any longer, we decided to let our 7 year PFCO lapse on the 18th November 2023.

We are now focusing on our manned flight YouTube Channel – The Phobic Flyer as we also have a PPL licence: https://www.youtube.com/ThePhobicFlyer


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