The assessment itself will consist of a site survey and risk assessment, pre-flight checks, assessment of basic and operational flight, and post flight checks. Assessment of basic and operational flight will include failsafe, GPS and non-GPS assisted flight, flight at different altitudes and distances in all orientations
Assessments are available in both mornings (9am start) and afternoons (1pm start), and take approximately 2 hours with roughly 30 minutes of flight time.
Flight Assessments start from £300 +VAT
Contact us for availability advising which location you are enquiring about, and the drone you want to be assessed on. Please be aware that to confirm your booking we will require payment within 2 working days. The categories for assessment are 0-7Kg fixed-wing, 7-20Kg fixed-wing, 0-7Kg rotary-wing and 7-20Kg rotary wing. You only have to carry out the test on one aircraft in each category to fly any drone in that category.
Flight Assessment Theory & Law
Please ensure you are familiar with all current UK UAS legislation prior to arranging your Operational Flight Assessment. CAP 722 6th edition March 2015 covers most of this, and will lead you to relevant areas of the Air Navigation Order. Please look carefully at section 3.38 on page 42 as this summarises what the CAA requires us to cover in our Operational Assessment of your abilities.