Has anyone has success in flying within multiple restricted areas such as combined FRZ for airport and a Nuclear facillity? Jumping through the CAA hoops for a flight permission now. Do they generally grant hobby flights in these areas for reasons of just getting pictures and video for general non commercial use?
I have to say, the CAA form is quite good and not too long winded. Fingers crossed!
I was just wondering if as I have to sumbit a caa request for the nuclear zone anyway cant I do it all on one application? Or would the caa give permission for the power station and tell me to go to the atc direct?
I’m genuinely intrigued. The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Nuclear Installations) Regulations 2016 don’t seem to give anyone the power to issue exemptions. Can you share the link in case any of the rest of us might want to apply?
Looking good for this getting approved. Both EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority seem to be opening lines of communication and coming around to it. Maybe I push it and try to get authority to take off on the complex. Reactor powerloop?
It contains all the same data as Drone Assist, plus much, much more.
Many people find it better because it shows locations where people have actually flown, i.e. pre-tested sites where there is something worth seeing and a way to see it.
Many people like it because it shows areas to avoid (National Trust) as well as areas that explicitly permit drone use (Crown Estate).
Some people like it because you can click on any area and find out about local byelaws; or click on any Flight Restriction Zone and get contact details for permission to fly, without having to find them anywhere else.
Personally, I like it because I can overlay DJI’s geo-zones (which prevent or restrict flight of their drones) against the legal flight restriction zones, and understand when I’m flying legally and when I may need to ask DJI for an unlock code.
All it’s missing is a snazzy advertising campaign or single-page summary of the benefits so that we don’t have to keep repeating all this every time