PDRA G-01 | Long-distance Surveillance, delivery, and agriculture

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The PDRA G-01 is equivalent to the STS-02 scenario, with the difference that in this case there is no BVLOS flight distance limit, as long as there is the necessary number of aerial observers.

Characteristics of the PDRA G-01

The requirements for flight within this scenario are as follows:

  • Aircraft up to 3 meters in size and a maximum kinetic energy of 34 kJ.
  • Flight in sparsely populated areas
  • Flight in BVLOS conditions within 1 km of the closest aerial observer to the drone.

Risk Level

Operational risk classification according to SORA methodology:
GRC Final 3 Final ARC ARC-b SAIL II

Ground requirements

The operator shall determine a flight geography that protects third parties outside the operational volume. Thus:

  • Fixed wing: you should use the 1:1 rule to determine the minimum ground safety buffer distance.
  • Rotating wing: in this case, the distance may be reduced by applying the ballistic calculation methodology.

Air Requirements

No aerial observers:

The aircraft may not be flown more than 1 km away from the pilot.

With aerial observers:

There is no maximum flight distance of the aircraft, as long as the aircraft is at most within 1 km of an aerial observer.

PDRAs are much more flexible than standard scenarios because they allow us to justify how we meet the scenario requirements. In addition, the list of scenarios is much longer, allowing the development of new activities in the sector that are highly specialized and easily adaptable to new aircraft and other technologies.

Don’t hesitate to start your journey to fly into these scenarios!