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CAA authorised UAV drone operator

New Wave Images UK is CAA authorised to carry out commercial operations throughout the UK

CAA authorised UAV drone operator

We realise that organising and carrying out aerial operations can be daunting. However, as CAA authorised operators,  we will guide you through what can be a complicated process, every step of the way. We’ll make sure that the operation is safe, legal and a success!

Sound pre-operation planning is a key part of the process, particularly for work in congested environments. Operating safely and legally are our primary concerns and we take this very seriously.

We undertake flight and site assessments* on every project to identify any potential hazards. We work closely with our clients to make sure we understand what they need to achieve, as well as advise on what might be required in terms of operations and any additional permitting. Contact us if you have a project in mind.

CAA Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO)

New Wave Images UK is CAA authorised as a commercial UAV operator throughout the UK. The CAA provides us (Malcolm McCurrach trading as New Wave Images UK) with permission for commercial operation (PfCO) under Article 94(5) and Article 95(1) of the Air Navigation Order 2016 on an annually renewable basis. This recognises our safe flight status and ground UAV operations and procedures.

CAA authorised for night operations

Not all operations or events can take place during daylight hours. For this reason, New Wave Images UK is CAA authorised to conduct night operations.

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A standard PfCO from the CAA allows operators to conduct daylight flights only. However our enhanced PfCO also includes CAA permission for us to conduct night flight operations, which is not given to operators as standard. This means we have the ability to fly at any time of day or night.

All New Wave Images UK UAV pilots are professionally trained and qualified with either a UAQ (Unmanned Aircraft Qualification), BNUC (Basic National UAS Certificate), RPQ (Remote Pilot Qualification) or equivalently recognised CAA qualification.

Insurance and public liability insured

We are fully insured with a specific policy for commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations, which includes a public liability cover and professional indemnity for all operations in the UK and Worldwide.

Please be aware …

Please be aware that all commercial UAV operators are required by law to hold a current CAA Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) in order to operate legally. Commercial insurance (and most importantly commercial public liability insurance) is unlikely to be achieved without a PfCO.

* this may be a desk based site assessment for small projects.

Some of our other photographer services

New Wave Images UK offers a huge range of professional photography services. Some of our other professional photography services include:

CAA approved UAV drone operator Scotland