- Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:20 pm
Yes, you're supposed to have CAA permission, plus training/qualifications to use them. Certainly if you're using the larger versions for filming with large digital super 35 cameras. Plus huge public liability insurance.
We do however use smaller ones such as the DJI Phantom and Inspires for sneaky shots, but always in a controlled environment such as a race circuit.
What will happen soon, and will be to the Mail's glee, will be students and low budget productions coming a cropper and injuring someone.
The Mailites seem to take a very dim view of them, as if they will all soon be victims of an aerial armada outside their bathroom windows. I've had people with their kind of mentality say things like 'Oooh, you don't want that to get in the wrong hands'. When questioned why, you can guess the answer.
When you mention remote control aircraft, they like them.
Typical sensationalist bollocks, spoon fed to them. I wonder how many of them sit down to a drama with aerial shots and wonder how they were achieved.