The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) regulate the use of drones for commercial purposes. Laws and regulations are put into place, to protect both the general public and the Pilot. This is because drones can cause injury or damage if they are not used responsibly and so are subject to specific safety rules relating to the way they are operated, which are underpinned by UK law. The regulations are contained within the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO 2016) and there are some specific additional steps that must be taken if a drone is being flown for commercial operations.
Bluebird Aerial obtained a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) in 2017. This enables us to operate legally, our Permission was renewed once again in November 2020.