Unmanned Aircraft – Responses to abnormal operations and in-flight failures

The purpose of this safety notice is to provide recommendations and guidance that will enable all remote pilots, UA operators and Recognised Assessment Entities (RAEs) to act to reduce the likelihood of in-flight emergencies occurring and developing into incidents or accidents.

The remote pilot’s ability to identify and respond correctly to unexpected in-flight emergencies, system failures or abnormal circumstances has always been integral to lawful flight.