Hi Scot, thanks for your input. I actually live across the water from the tower in a private estate (canting way) with great views and open space. Line of sight was always maintained - I always operate with VLOS so have no idea where you assume you can see the obstructions.
The I1 was even visible over the trees behind where I live for the entire first shot from where I was standing to capture it - but I appreciate your concern.
I had set the inspire altitude limit set to 122 meters and left it in GPS mode to stick to this ceiling. The Glasgow tower's height is measured to the tip of the spire. The observation deck is at 105m (344 feet) I was at no point flying higher than the tower i.e. the spire in the way you describe and stuck to the 400ft limit.
I appreciate the note about the ATC control zone. From my understanding of the materials I have read - I thought that notifying the air traffic service provider is strongly recommended in this area for aircraft under 7KG as long as you operate <400ft vertically, within line of site and in accordance to CAP393 and not permissible for aircraft over 7KG in controlled airspace - and I also thought they would have told me if there was an issue when I called the day before. I may have missed something. Do you have anything you can link to for reading? I'd like to avoid any mistakes where possible.
Anyway - it was a great bit of kit to fly and I'll be getting some more practice over the next few weeks. Will keep your comments in mind.
Currently booked in for the Heliguy DJI-specific course on the 27th to get qualified on this platform.
The inspire is great, a big difference in maneuverability and ease of use to the Tarot T15 I've used for other shoots. The only compromise is the camera. Would love to put an A7r or similar on there. Hopefully DJI will release an upgrade. The Matice looks promising but not having a retractable landing gear is an issue.
Drone Mastery - thanks for the tip - this is what prompted me to post in the first place. I will try reinserting the microSD card and switching back on next time