Posted on 2nd March 2020 at 23:09
The risk to manned aircraft especuially low-level military helicopters and jets from our drone activities remains real. As current and former military helicopter pilots the instructors at UAV8 Ltd are well aware of the risks having flown thousands of hours below 400ft - in drone territory - we are now activly trying to educate drone pilots about the risks.
If you have completed training on a UAV8 Ltd drone course you will be well aware of the risk and methods of reducing them -covered in 'other air users' lesson. All drone pilots should be aware that there is a military low-level flying system across almost all of the UK and that military aircraft can be flying at very low heights, at speed day and night. As responsible drone operators we need to do our very best to reduce the chance of air to air conflict in the airspace that we share with the military.