I have been curious for some time about the use of drones in journalism, so to find out what it involves I signed up to qualify as a commercial pilot. It only seemed right that if you want to write about something you should at least earn the Tee Shirt, or in this case a A2 CofC and the harder to earn qualification the new GVC.

My prize arrived today after successfully passing all the exams and flight tests needed for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to grant me permissions to fly in certain categories.

Drone laws in the U.K. are changing again in January 2021 and rather than the CAA making things easier to understand, they have not and more categories, permissions and regulations have been added.

 

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