FlyLogix has conducted the farthest, beyond line of sight, civilian drone flight in UK. The flight, conducted on 17th July, saw Flylogix’s Condor Drone complete an inspection of the DP3 unmanned platform on behalf of oil and gas operator Centrica. The drone took off from Blackpool Airport and flew the 88km round trip to the platform in the East Irish Sea, which forms part of Centrica’s Morecambe Bay operations.
FlyLogix has worked in close collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Centrica, Blackpool Airport and other air space users, to ensure the safety and success of this record operation. Condor rapidly returned detailed infrared imagery from the flight. The use of long range drones to complete remote offshore inspection provides operators with unparalleled imagery and data without the cost and risk of mobilising personnel offshore.