CAA Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Permission

Mike Lister Photography has the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) “Permission for Commercial Operations” PfCO which means as a licensed commercial operator of UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles), we are governed and regulated by the CAA.

The PfCO is mandatory for anyone flying drones for commercial use in the UK along with drone public liability insurance.  It is the basis of the drone photography laws in the U.K.

Mike Lister Photography are fully insured against injury and damage with £5million public liability to fly at altitudes of up to 400 feet.

Flight Safety

Safety for aerial drone flights is our number one priority. All of our pilots have passed the CAA-approved exams, flight assessments, and hold the established industry Remote Pilot Qualification (RPQ-s) for multi-rotor aircraft under 7kg.

The CAA approval regulations are very detailed but we are able to help you through the process of making an aerial shoot both legal and safe.

We do a detailed online pre-flight survey with location check that includes airspace restrictions, nearby airports and no fly zones to see if there are any flight restrictions we need to be aware of.

Each aerial photography job is risk assessed on an individual basis in accordance with our CAA approved operations manual.  We include cordons, clearly marked landing area, and ground safety personnel.  All aircraft are fitted with “return to home” safety features.

An operations plan for each job is written and checked before any flights are undertaken.

On the day the pilot has final say when determining if flying conditions and the location can be “deemed safe”.

What you say about us

Our engagement photos came back yesterday and they are beautiful! Mike did a wonderful job of capturing the moment in our favourite location (where we got engaged). Despite the drizzly weather the photos are so bright!
Thank you Mike.
Beth Jade Lewis
Our engagement photos came back yesterday and they are beautiful! Mike did a wonderful job of capturing the moment in our favourite location (where we got engaged). Despite the drizzly weather the photos are so bright!
Thank you Mike.
Beth Jade Lewis

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