Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rules for flying drones in the UK?

The CAA has strict guidelines for commercial drone operators. Operators must hold a valid Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO), renewed annually. Pilots must have gained their licence to fly. The operator must be fully insured.  See the most uptodate CAA guidelines.

What qualifications does Ocuair have?

We hold a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA. We are fully insured for Public Liability. Crucially it is not just your work with the drone which needs insuring, you should also hold general Public Liability insurance.

See our list of Accreditations and Qualifications for further information.

Can you fly in poor weather?

A maximum wind speed of 22mph or 10m/s is a good guide for most medium sized drones.  Weather conditions affect our drone work but also our sensors, which need dry weather with not too much humidity.

Although we have lots of spares and good recharging facilities, drone batteries have a reduced life in very cold weather.

We are very flexible, and constantly monitor the weather conditions.  We keep our clients informed of potential issues with the weather conditions.

How much will it cost?

Because every job is unique costs range dramatically.  We have to consider all the aspects of the work, it would be irresponsible not to.

Ask us for a quote or further information and we will quickly get back to you.

Could I have a demonstration of what you can do?

Of course.  Contact us to arrange one.

We also provide Continuing Professional Development (CPDs).