Just a quick announcement that we are lucky to have a professional drone pilot as our official photographer this week! Thanks to Darren Mansell who set the ball in motion or rather the drone into flight.
Richard Parsons is a qualified & certified drone pilot and thanks to special one-time permission from Redditch Council we will be able to get a birds eye view of the running around the beautiful Arrow Valley Lake.
Richard says: "With regards to the parkrun on 13th May. We will be performing up to 3 separate Visual Line of Site (VLOS) flights to provide aerial footage of the runners. Parsons Aerial Photography are fully qualified and approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (ID:3611) to perform Aerial Work using Drones on a commercial basis. We abide by the strict rules set out in the Air Navigation Order CAP393, specifically Articles 94,95 and Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK CAP722. We have Liability Insurance in place. Before the event we will undertake a remote Pre Deployment Survey to ensure that there are no immediate reasons that we cannot perform the task. Following that we will then conduct an on site survey including a risk assessment.
We will not conduct a flight unless we are confident that it can be made safely.
We are very excited about what should be an amazing video and fingers crossed we get the weather for it. See you Saturday for more parkrun fun #DFYB