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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association

Aerial Work

If you operating a UAV or a UAV System for payment you are classified as conducting "Aerial Work" and therefore come under the jurisdiction of the Eurpoean Air Safety Authority (EASA) and/or the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The CAA defines Aerial Work as:

Any purpose (other than public transport) for which an aircraft is flown if valuable consideration is given or promised in respect of the purpose of the flight and includes the following:

  • Aerial Photography
  • Aerial Advertising

For a better understanding of Aerial Work click here to visit the CAA website.

The use of UAVs in Aerial Work is a subject addressed in the CAA's Guidance on Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace, document reference CAP 722.  CAP 722 is now in its third edition and will be updated on a regular basis to reflect developments in the regulations and the technology incorporated in UAV systems.

If you are engaged in UAV operations and in partricular Aerial Work you are strongly recommended to review the guidance provided by the CAA in this document.  A copy of the 3rd Edition of CAP 722 can be downloaded from the CAA or this website.

Extracts from CAP 722 are provided on the attached webpages.

 
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