Small unmanned aircraft – water ingress and flight over uninvolved people

Following the AAIB’s investigations into a series of recent incidents involving the loss of control of multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft, the CAA has issued two related Safety Notices:

Safety Notice SN2020-001 – Water Ingress into a small unmanned aircraft in precipitation

Safety Notice SN2020-002 – Guidance and best practice when considering flight over uninvolved people

Remote pilots are reminded of the requirement in law that they must be reasonably satisfied that a flight can be safely made (ANO 2016 as amended article 94(2)), and so should familiarise themselves with these safety notices.

SW2020/017