Civil Aviation Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK’s specialist aviation regulator. Through its skills and expertise it is recognised as a world leader in its field.It directly or indirectly regulates all aspects of aviation in the UK and its activities include economic regulation, airspace policy, safety regulation and consumer protection.Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) are required, under articles 166 and 167 of the Air Navigation Order 2009, to obtain permission from the CAA before commencing a flight in certain circumstances; these circumstances cover:

  • flights for aerial work purposes; and
  • flights within a congested area, or in proximity to people or property, by Small Unmanned Aircraft equipped for any form of surveillance or data acquisition.

Permission is granted by the CAA in the form of a “Permission to conduct aerial work’ issued by the CAA.

Vantage Point Media has attained permission to operate remotely piloted aircraft and is fully insured.

Ref: 20140327VantagePointMediaPAndEsub7UAV360, Certificate Number: 01

 

Civil Aviation Authority