The safety of people and property is our utmost priority.
As per the C.A.A. guidelines the safety of the public, clients and crew during any shoot is our number one priority.
We are fully insured for aerial work and our Operations Manual - which details all our safety and flight procedures - is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
To ensure flight safety the pre-production stage is particularly important. This is in-depth and ranges from initial basic checks such as the altitude of the proposed flight area, to checking airspace restrictions, informing local Air Traffic Control and ensuring weather conditions are suitable prior to take-off.
LRW films are fully insured with £1m public liability to fly at altitudes of up to 400ft (120m) with Permissions for Aerial Work (PFAW) granted by the C.A.A. Their pilots are RPQ-s qualified operating UAV’s adhering to strict safety and operational rules.
Flying will be according to the Air Navigation Order (ANO), CAP 393 "Air Navigation: The Order and Regulations" and CAP 722, "Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace - Guidance". This ANO articles relevant to UAV's will be followed at all times. The two key articles are 94 and 95:
Small unmanned aircraft
Small unmanned surveillance aircraft
A congested area is defined as being ‘any area of a city, town or settlement which is substantially used for residential, industrial, commercial or recreational purposes’.
All remote Pilots working for LRW films will adhere to Information Notice 190 published by the C.A.A. with regarding flights within congested areas.
There are many applications of UAV technology; from sports to structural surveys, farming, properties etc. We have third party liability insurance and always carry out a pre-flight survey and risk assessment prior to carrying out a project. All our pilots are RPQ-s qualified and have the required permission for aerial work from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Failsafe Equipment; LRW films and its aerial filming equipment have been assessed by the Resource Group – Europe’s leading independent Light UAS Accreditation Specialist for assessing ‘Airworthiness & Pilot Qualifications’.
Our flying rigs are fitted with fail safe return-to-home frequencies if the pilot is incapacitated or radio signal is lost with the UAV.