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Here at Flying Spider safety is our most important aspect. At no point would we consider our result to be more important than people’s health. We take our jobs as pilots and operators very seriously. Both our pilots are fully trained and licenced. We are CAA approved and have permissions to fly. Many companies are running without permission, licences or even insurance. This is illegal and extremely dangerous. Flying Spider also have public liability insurance up to 5 million pounds as you can never be too safe. Below, within some FAQ we have listed the requirements and rules we abide by. At no point will we break any of these. If you have any concerns at all or just general questions about safety or how we operate please do not hesitate to contact us.


Are you licenced?

Yes we are. Both our pilots are fully BNUC-S licenced and CAA registered pilots.


Are you insured?

Yes we are fully insured.


Are the craft safe?

Our craft are operated and maintained to an extremely high level. We take no chances with anyone’s safety including our own. For example, one of the reasons we use an eight engine craft (octocopter) is that they give our pilots must greater control should anything go wrong.


Can you fly in the rain?

No. It is just too dangerous. Electricity and water don’t mix.


Can you fly in high wind?

15 mph is maximum for a smooth result but it is ultimately the pilots decision on the day.


How fast can the craft fly?



How high and far can the craft go?

By law we have to be able to see the craft at all times. 500m away is our limit and 400ft high is our operating ceiling. However with the right permission from ATC we can go higher.


Can you fly over people?

We try not to and most shots can be got from other angles anyway. However if we need to then those people below would be given a full safety briefing and be completely under our control.


If you have any other questions or would like to know more about our risk assessment procedure then please do not hesitate to contact us.


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