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Bristow UAS Pilot – Lydd


UAS Lead Pilot

OVERALL PURPOSE OF ROLE: (brief overview of key focus of position)

Responsible for the safe conduct of all UKSAR UAS operations, flying standards and regulatory compliance.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exercise authority for all operational decision making and the safe execution of UAS flights
  • Ensure all flights are conducted IAW the UAS Operations Authorisation.
  • Management of their Flight Time Limitations and rest period requirements.
  • Managing their Currency and Training Requirements.
  • Maintaining the UKCAA Flyer ID.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company Safety Management System, including regular attendance of Flight Safety Committees, Safety Action groups and Health and Safety Committees to promote the highest standards in the workplace.
  • Reporting of events through the BeSAFE system such as GORs, MSRs and ASRs
  • Ensure compliance with training directives.
  • Participating in the UAS emergency response exercises.
  • Support Health & Safety in the workplace and the appearance of aircraft, hangars and working areas.
  • Support the UKSAR UAS Engineers to attain and maintain the highest possible standards in the execution of their responsibilities.
  • Ensure vigilance in respect of UKSAR UAS Base security arrangements.
  • Participate in investigation of aviation incidents and near misses, with a focus on preventive and corrective actions.
  • Participating in MOCs to ensure impact across the organisation is fully identified and meets regulatory requirements.
  • Provide Aviation advice during emergency response activities
  • Record all flight and aircraft state on iSAR
  • Other duties as directed by the UKSAR UAS Lead Pilot to include but not limited to:
    • Flight Safety Officer
    • Airfield Liaison Officer
    • Client Liaison Officer

Person Specification

Expected requirements

  • Valid PPL, CPL or previous military flight experience
  • To have Military / Civil BVLOS UAS operator experience
  • To be able to obtain Baseline Personnel Security Standard
  • Airspace management / NOTAM submission experience
  • Detailed knowledge/understanding of regulations nationally with the ability to develop and communicate proposed amendments
  • Understanding of Safety Management System requirements


  • Military / Civil BVLOS RPAS operator (Highly Desirable)
  • Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Qualified (Highly Desirable)
  • To have payload experience (EO/IR) (Highly Desirable)
  • To have Flight radio telephony license (FRTOL) (Desirable)
  • Maritime Radio license (RYA Short range radio license) (Desirable)
  • UK CAA Flyer ID (Desirable)

IT Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.



  • sound communicator
  • analytical
  • reasoned
  • proactive
  • safety conscious
  • ability to work on own or as part of a team
  • willingness to learn and develop new processes and practices
  • support Company objectives to enable knowledge transfer to others

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