Certification and Law
Uk and Europe
Any work being conducted for commercial purposes with any kind of unmanned aerial system is subject to regulations introduced by the CAA that require operators to obtain permission from them. This involves a few different elements in the form of initial application for aerial work, an operations manual and proof of pilot competence.
We highly recommend the only CAA specific pilot/crew qualification that is currently provided by EuroUSC in the form of the BNUC-S (Basic National UAS Certificate) for small UAS. This not only provides an excellent background knowledge and training, but may well be compulsory for any commercial activities by next year. EuroUSC is also working with agencies throughout Europe to standardise these guidelines.
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Heliguy plans to soon offer EuroUSC certified RTF SUAS that meet all the requirements laid out in the BNUC course, and will be guaranteed flight worthy, reliable and able to carry out uas missions across Europe.
Whilst law differs from state-to-state. We know that the FAA regulations have recently become a lot tighter, in some cases only allowing military and government agencies to fly SUAS for commercial reasons. Be sure to check the laws in your state before operating commercially. We hope that soon, the FAA will follow the CAAs lead and provide a proper system for commercial SUAS applications.
The Rest of the World
Laws vary greatly from country to country, especially since the SUAS industry is so new. Whilst some countries have no specific rules or laws, it is always best to check with local or national aviation agencies or law enforcement to make sure your are operating legally. Many countries are following the UK CAAs lead, developing their own set of guidelines for commercial SUAS.
You'll need to at least have public liability insurance for operating commercially. We would reccomend getting indeminity as well, and equipment cover for fire/theft. Insuring your equipment against crash damage is more difficult. There are a few companies that offer this, however the premiums are high. The BNUC-S will go a long way to helping you get a good insuarnce deal. The craft we sell ready-to-fly will soon carry a certification of airworthiness that will also help to secure lower premiums.
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