NATS Qualified with CAA Permissions

Eye in the Sky Glasgow

John S B Crawford – Director / Operator

Eye in the Sky Glasgow was founded in 2017 and is fully committed to providing Drone Services across a broad range of industries. Our Operations Manual Dated 10 August 2020 V7 is fully approved by the CAA allowing CAA Permissions PfCO to be issued Certificate Number 4  for 2020/2021. Eye in the Sky Glasgow is also Registered Drone Operator under the new CAA November 2019 Drone Regulations undertaking the Online Test and registering for both IDs: OP-5YFQQMZ and ID : FLY-VCFFBR. We pride ourselves in providing Non-intrusive Inspection’s and Marketing Drone Services including Thermal Imaging Photography and Video.

My previous Oil & Gas Construction Management Career coupled with my extensive experience in Health and Safety and work ethic, our target is to provide a valuable service across a broad range of industries that can be completed safely, efficiently whilst remaining cost effective to what previously would have been deemed too expensive. I personally find the work that we produce totally amazing and I’m convinced you will too. If you identify any project where our drone expertise can be of service, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, all our advice is offered at no cost with no commitment to proceed.

John S B Crawford -Director / Operator

Start-Up, Investment, Training and Qualifications

Prior to our successful start up we spent time investigating Who, What, Where, When and Why for Drone Technology and I came to the conclusion that there existed a gap in the market that can utilize use of Aerial Drones for Inspections and Marketing, where  previous we went to the expense of Helicopters, High Ladders, Access Scaffolding, Hydraulic Lifts, Abseil Teams and many more other methods. Now with the advancement in Drone Technology, Drone Safe Operations Training Courses and Company Safe Operations Manuals, Public Liabilities Insurance and the setting out legal requirements by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) with Legal Procedures and Guidelines (CAP 393, 722, 1763) allowing safer drone operations which can be completed in a less expensive manner, ensuring vast savings for all our clients.

I gave equal consideration to How and How Much, so I set out a 4 year Investment Plan, wrote up our Business Case and a Business Plan, I then followed this by investigation and reviewing what the company requirements would be, transport, equipment, pre-course training and how to attain my CAA accredication and qualifications and also the best companies providing approved NQE Training.

After spending a few months of daily drone flying and safe operations, practice when good weather permitted, I successfully booked and undertook a three days intensive course with final day Theory and Practical Exams at NAT`s (NQE Approved Provider) prestigious Prestwick Airport facility with a full CAA Qualification RPAS/PfCO Permissions to Fly Commercial Operations as a Professional Drone Company Services Provider.