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UK Horizontal / Vertical Seperation

Discussion in 'Certified UAV Pilots' started by bluelight.support, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. bluelight.support

    Oct 3, 2016
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    Devon, UK
    Hi All,

    Still going through the issues of finding the right ground school and qualification route, but I have a question that a number of companies I have spoken to seem really "wooly" around.

    I am happy of the 50m rule to separate between a controlled entity, so 2 questions really - does that mean in real terms that any building within 50m of a main road could not be inspected, as you cannot get the 50m separation between private land and public, and secondly, on a vertical route, if you have to maintain a minimum of 50m from the ground, does this also mean you cannot overfly any area which is public, as you are not control of third parties. Am i mis-interprating here ?
  2. mikeL

    Aug 7, 2016
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    The 50m is a slant line from the aircraft - horizontal separation decreases as the aircraft ascends. The rule for take off/landing is 30m separation changing to 50m afterwards. So 50m altitude the horizontal separation is technically zero - though overflying is not allowed. Also it's not roads it's vehicles - if the road is quiet you can fly between vehicles passing. PM me if I can help.

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