Mark is a former Royal Air Force Pilot with over 30 years experience and 4600 flying hours on Fast Jet and Unmanned Aircraft including over 1500 flying hours in combat. Mark maintains a keen interest in all aspects of aviation and maintains both Private and Commercial Pilots licenses and RPAS Qualifications in the UK (including NQE Exaniner), Ireland and the USA. He has extensive experience with Unmanned Aircraft of all sizes ranging from the armed MQ-9 Reaper to micro rotary wing systems. Mark is a senior Flight Instructor and Examiner. Acting as the Chief Pilot at Cyberhawk Innovations, he currently leads Cyberhawk’s team of pilots and flight observers. Mark has an MSc in Aerospace Systems and a keen interest in the technical development of Unmanned Systems as well as the operational aspects and application of unmanned technology.
This presentation will be focussed on the work undertaken by the Oil & Gas UK ASTG Working Group in the UK and the Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference (HSAC) in producing a set of industry driven guidelines for the operation of RPAS in offshore environments.