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Started by paulcobra, Sunday,January 27, 2013, 19:06:15
Quote Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft167 (1) The person in charge of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly the aircraft in any of the circumstances described in paragraph (2) except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA.(2) The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) are:(a) over or within 150 metres of any congested area;(b) over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons;(c) within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft; or(d) subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), within 50 metres of any person.(3) Subject to paragraph (4), during take-off or landing, a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person.(4) Paragraphs (2)(d) and (3) do not apply to the person in charge of the small unmanned surveillance aircraft or a person under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft.(5) In this article 'a small unmanned surveillance aircraft' means a small unmanned aircraft which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition.At first it would appear that FPV flying would fall under article 167 for small unmanned surveillance aircraft because the ANO definition of an unmanned surveillance aircraft is as above in 167(5). However in situations where a camera is used for the sole purpose of controlling the aircraft the flight is not considered surveillance or data acquisition. CAP 722 (http://www.caa.co.uk/cap722) article 3.6 in Section 3 Chapter 1 page 4 refers to this, copied here: "The provision of image or other data solely for the use of controlling or monitoring the aircraft is not considered to be applicable to the meaning of 'Surveillance or Data Acquisition' covered at Article 167 for Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft."However if the video is captured in some way and used for other purposes the CAA considers the flight to have been for data acquisition and article 167 does apply.
Quote from: Jumpy07 on Sunday,January 27, 2013, 19:40:45 Usual scaremongering and inaccurate information...
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