The flight

All operating crew shall check the latest weather before commencing a flight. This shall be done by checking the relevant TAF and Metar and Significant Weather Chart.

The wind speed and direction will be obtained from the FL50 wind chart and measured on the ground using a mobile wind speed indicator. On average this will give a good estimate on wind direction and speed, be aware we are operating in a turbulent layer of atmosphere and the actual wind and speed may differ from the forecast wind.

Visibility will be obtained by measuring distance of landmarks on the VFR Aeronautical chart and Google earth. Example: if a landmark is 5km away from the operating site and it is visible you can conclude you have at least 5km visibility.

Temperature on the ground can be found in the TAF/METAR.

Eagle Eye Inspection Services B.V. a full Dutch AIP, this shall be used for.
• GEN 2.7: Sunrise/Sunset
• ENR 1.4: ATS Airspace Classification
• ENR 5.1: Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas (1)
• ENR 5.2: Military Exercise and Training Areas
• ENR 5.5: Aerial Sporting and Recreational Activities
• ENR 5.6: Bird Migration Areas
• ENR 6-5.2: Low Flying Routes/ Areas Chart

(1) A RPAS shall not be flown in a prohibited area, or in a restricted area, the particulars of which have been duly published, except in accordance with the conditions of the restrictions or by permission of the State over whose territory the areas are established.

The latest NOTAM must be checked. A NOTAM must be published and a TUG must have been obtained. The Pre-Deployment Survey forms 1 and 3 and the risk assessment must be completed. Pre- Deployment Survey form 2 must be completed at the operating site. Local authorities must have been informed.

The operating crew will do their flight preparation at Eagle Eye Inspection Services B.V. head quarters. On arrival at the operating site the crew will contact the Eagle Eye Inspection Services B.V. duty officer for the latest weather info and NOTAM’s. The duty officer on call will be someone how holds a RPAS qualification. This way the operating crew will have a sufficient back up for latest weather updates and can obtain professional information in case of unforeseen circumstances.

When flying in a CTR the Pilot in Command will hold a valid RPAS qualification. This is to ensure the PIC is fully aware of other traffic and understand the concept of controlled airspace and ATC (air traffic control). Currently Civil CTR’s are prohibited in The Netherlands.

All relevant documents to a specific flight will be kept in an Eagle Eye Inspection Services B.V. flight envelope. Eagle Eye Inspection Services B.V. will store the flight envelope for at least 2 years.