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Jul 27, 2017 | Inspection

Another Drone Distance Record Set in England

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No drone distance record seems to last for long as drone professionals continue to break beyond visual line of sight flight records on a monthly basis. Chichester firm FlyLogix recently completed a 50-mile offshore round trip flight, smashing the British distance record.

FlyLogix’s Condor drone completed the inspection of a Centrica owned unmanned energy platform in Morecambe Bay. It took off from Blackpool airport on the Fylde coast of Lancashire, England, and completed its 50-mile flight over the Irish Sea.

While on its mission, the remotely piloted Condor surveyed the Centrica platform without adhering to a preprogrammed route. FlyLogix hopes this will eliminate the need to send men out to sea, which is costly and time-consuming by comparison.

Charles Tavner, chairman of FlyLogix, said: “This is a major milestone as we showcase the significant benefits of our long-range offshore drone service, and ultimately demonstrate the future of offshore inspection and logistics.