When it comes to flying directly over or near people and property, you need a system you can trust. In this case study we flew for ITV in a couple of locations, however we're going to use just one for this example, which involved flying at a temporary ice skating rink at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
This meant flying over a small group of people, near a major road, adjacent to public areas and not to mention a grade 1 listed former royal residence.
The drone we fly on jobs like this has been developed with redundancy and safety in mind. Every aspect of the system has a double or triple redundancy feature built in, which means should a component fail in flight, the drone can continue to fly safely enough for us to make a controlled landing.
To further enhance safety on complex jobs like this, we also operate a dual-pilot team, which means if the primary pilot has a problem in flight, that there is another equally qualified pilot there to take over.
Simply put, when we designed this system we looked at every aspect with 'safety' as the core goal, as we appreciate that our customers want to ensure safety just as much as we do.