Can someone point me at where it says that VLOS has an absolute maximum limit of 500m on the CAA website?
I can’t seem to find it.
All I can find is this…
“… Whether you are flying a drone for fun or profit you must legally keep your device within your ‘visual line of sight’ at all times. The law is based on the clear premise that if you can’t see your drone, you can’t control your drone. For guidance we put an actual measurable distance on this ‘line of sight’ - which is set out very clearly in our Drone Code…”
Source - CAA - DroneCode
#EDIT - …And this…
“…Within the UK, Visual Line of Sight operations are normally accepted out to a maximum distance of 500 m horizontally, and 400 ft vertically, from the pilot…”
And that wasn’t even on the CAA website.
From what I can gather - VLOS distance is undefined - however much some people seem to think it is - But - I believe you would be caught under the “Unable to determine if the flight is safe, rule” if flying over 500m
- Happy to be corrected