Hi SCM660 - Welcome to the forum.Hi all, new to this forum and am enjoying reading all the threads. This one is particularly interesting. Having dealt with the CAA in the past to get my ATPL (H) I can say that nothing happens SLOWLY! It's very disappointing to hear that people are having to wait nearly 2 months for the PFAW to arrive! That could potentially be a lot of lost business. It's seems that the common denominator in all these threads is EuroUSC. The training provider that we used certainly adhere to the CAA's recommendations as laid out in CAP 722, and do not insist on testing for different types within the same weight category. I'd be interested to know what people have used for their Ops Manual? We have an I1 and a 550 but have just made reference in our Ops Manual that for platform specific details they should refer to the manufacturers manual, and incorporated those documents as an appendix
Hi and thanks for the welcome. It seems like a lot of uneccesary and duplication of paperwork if I'm honest. As long as all of the correct manufacturers documentation is carried on a job,neither in paper form or as a hard copy I don't see the requirement to add it an Ops Manual. You should just make reference to refer to them in certain scenarios! Sounds like typical CAA to me, overly complicating things.Hi SCM660 - Welcome to the forum.
There seems to be a lot of disparity around with NQE's and what is acceptable for vehicle specification purposes within the ops manual. Your interpretation is correct, since DJI are pretty tight lipped about specifics (especially with the Inspire) technical details can only be gleaned from the manufactures website.
Pertinent details (that are available) should be included within the body of your ops manual and an appendix included showing those details as per manufacturer.
For an NQE to start blabbering on about a how a sub 7kg multirotor aircraft must be able to descend at a certain speed is absolute rubbish in my opinion and does not come under specifics anywhere within any publication from the CAA on UAV operations. It is also not required by any other NQE to my knowledge.
btw.......what 'Something Awesome' are you working on???
That's because there is no tiered qualification! (Well maybe in their imagination there is).Hi Guys,
55 days and counting waiting for my PFAW, and as for the tier type quilification, its states nothing on my licence or certificate to say if I am a first class or second class pilot and my instructor on the day did not mention anything, he just said I had passed. As for EuroUSC they "are chasing the CAA" was thier last statement to me and now we are on first name terms LOL.
I will let you all now of any further developments.