Hi from Humberside

Nice to meet you all and great to find a place to exchange views and get info. I work mainly Real Estate but the drone is a small part of my business (but the most enjoyable)

I have been flying drones for hire for 4 years or so in Florida (FAA part 107 licensed) and only recently made the move back to the UK and as a reward to myself bought a Mavic3PRO for some fun and perhaps to make some money.

WOW! I could not believe the amazing amount of bureaucracy and documentation - it is discouraging and depressing and seems to reflect a past age when drones were dropping out of the sky and prone to “flya-ways”.

I’m an honest & legal and by the book operator and fine with the cost of training for my GVC, cost of safety equipment, cost of travel etc for a flight assessment, cost of operator insurance, cost of OA submission to CAA - but to now be waiting in excess of a month for a CAA response which of course is eating up my insurance coverage and stopping me working.

As you may realise I might claim to be by-the-book etc. but I have strong opinions. My apologies for an introduce with a moan but I HATE to say the FAA has it about right the CAA is killing drone flying (and btw I am from Glasgow and don’t think everything American is bigger and better)

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Hi John, welcome from the Black Country.

Hi John, Welcome to the site, you just missed the meet at hull, maybe next time eh :+1:

Hi John welcome to the club

Hi John @Samuraifly and welcome to GADC :+1: :+1:

Hi John, Welcome and Good Luck!

Hi John - welcome to GADC :+1: :+1: :+1:

Welcome to Grey Arrows John, shame you weren’t with us 2 weeks ago, here was Drone meet at the Humber Bridge, would have been good to meet you :slight_smile:

Sorry I missed it - next time for sure

R’s

JD