Just lately, the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) ran a contest to seize the very best aerial pictures within the UK. It attracted over 800 entries in 4 classes city day, city evening, countryside, and Christmas.
The CAA regulates UK airspace and is accountable for the ‘Dronecode’, a set of safety-conscious guidelines that drone flyers should adhere to always.
One of many guidelines is that drones should not be flown greater than 400ft above the bottom, so all entries had been captured from this top, or under it.
4 winners had been chosen by CAA Chair and eager photographer Sir Stephen Hillier; Anna Henly, an award-winning skilled photographer, drone pilot and pictures tutor; and Tim Robinson, Editor of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aerospace journal.
The 4 winners are exhibited on the London headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a fifth, chosen by NATS workers, will likely be displayed at certainly one of its centres within the UK.
Andy Wells’ entry received not solely the competitors as some time but additionally the city evening class. His picture reveals a birds-eye of an illuminated roundabout in Poole surrounded by automobiles and buildings.
Andy Wells, Poole
Greatest countryside picture
Glen Cairns’ picture of the Glenfinnan railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Scotland captures not solely the attractive countryside, enhanced by the steam locomotive on the viaduct.
Glen Cairns, Glenfinnan railway viaduct
Greatest city day picture
Andy Betts received the city day class along with his vibrant picture of the Kent lorry park, that includes a hanging rainbow of lorries.
Andy Betts, Kent Lorry Park
Greatest Christmas picture
Steve Banner’s festive picture is of Little Haywood Staffordshire in December coated by snow.
Steve Banner, Little Haywood, Staffordshire
NATS is the primary air site visitors management supplier within the UK and workers voted Matt Hoyland’s dramatic pictures of the Menai Strait in North Wales as their favorite, and it’s straightforward to see why.
Matt Hoyland, Menai Stait, North Wales
Right here’s a choice of different entries to the competitors which present the superb viewpoints you may get from a drone.
Invoice Nicoll, Glen Clova
Darren Harborne, Snow in Devon, North Devon
Paul Smith, Sundown Over Derwent Water Boat Rent, Derwent Water, Lake District, Cumbria
Robert Beasley, Abingdon within the Snow, Abingdon, Oxford
Sam Clark, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Seth Thomas, Snowy Bushes, South Mimms
Steve Banner, Early morning on the Peaks, Peak District
Yasmin Mills, Snowy goals sundown, Lincolnshire
Steve Banner, Dots & dashes, Peak District
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