While we have all been out embracing the heatwave at every opportunity, as a result our Flying Unit has had to contend with a busier airspace. As well as all the air shows at this time of year, when the weather is good, those with PPLs (Private Pilot Licence) are more likely to take to the air.
Despite this meaning they have to be extra vigilant, our Flying Unit has been making the most of this unique weather window with unprecedented results. The best way to demonstrate it is with the below graph. This shows the stark comparison of our flying season volumes against previous years.
Our Remote Sensing team have a unique perspective on Great Britain as they work with aerial imagery every day. Whether they are camera operators in our Flying Unit or technicians based in our Southampton head office, they are getting a bird’s eye view of the sights that you and I only see from the ground.
From beautiful shots of remote Scottish islands, to viewing the Houses of Parliament, every day takes the team somewhere different. Although our 2011 flying season has now come to a close (the team usually fly from March to November as that is the best weather window), processing continues on the thousands of images captured for our database. During processing, Remote Sensing see some unusual sights – which won’t be making it into our database and on to our mapping anytime soon.