Aerial work is defined as using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for commercial purposes (also referred to as ‘valuable consideration’) To obtain the Permission for Aerial Work from the CAA, they require that a pilot has undergone specific training for the aircraft that they plan to operate and has achieved a qualification to pilot a small unmanned aerial vehicle.
The BNUC-S™ introduced in April 2010 is one of the qualifications aimed at the operation of unmanned aircraft below 20Kg. Even relatively small aircraft in this category have sophisticated flight control systems and functions which the Pilot must master before they are able to fly the aircraft safely.
The BNUC-S is a standard qualification accepted by the UK CAA for Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) and by the Insurance industry.
Without a qualification like the BNUC-S and a PFAW, no pilot has permission or is insured to work in the UK.