A number of factors determine the safety elements of a flight operation. We carry out a series of pre-flight and during-flight checks to maintain the highest reduction in risk potential…
When you first make contact with Sky Cam East we will discuss the nature of your project, the results required and the location of your requirements.
From this conversation we consult with various resources to ascertain any flying restrictions, hazards or areas of concern and carry out a risk assessment.
These areas can range from proximity to a nature reserve to other users of the sky that have a planned event – such as hot air balloons.
If required we will contact the relevant authorities to discuss the flight operation and seek any permissions that maybe required.
Weather conditions are the single biggest area of concern due to their unpredictability.
The factors that would prevent us from undertaking a flight operation include;
This of-course may lead to the unfortunate late cancelation of a flight – something we can do very little about.
We constantly monitor weather conditions up to and during a flight to maintain our high degree of safety.
When we arrive at site we carry out a full survey and check list.
This is to establish a take-off/landing area, an emergency landing area, communications and visual obstructions.
We often cordon off a small area that prevents members of the public standing where we are trying to land!
The public are often fascinated with what’s going on. We have ‘observers’ in the crew that are trained to engage with the public and prevent them from interfering with the pilot’s concentration.
As with any professional aircraft operator we carry out a full pre flight check.
This is designed to rule out any aircraft problems prior to flight and to maximise the safety element of the flight operation.
Whilst the aircraft is airborne we monitor a range of parameter’s to maintain a high level of safety.
These include weather, other users of the sky and aircraft telemetry.
Our trained observers oversee this using a range of equipment and are in constant contact with the pilot to advise if a concern arises.