Phase 0 Technology Demonstration
Phase 1 Safety & Feasibility Testing
Phase 2 Measuring Effectiveness
Phase 3 Expanding Impact

Country

United Kingdom

Year Flights Began

2021

Contact Organization

Windracers

Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights

25

Max flight distance achieved

190 km

Type of flight permission secured

  • No permission required
  • VLoS
  • BVLos
  • Other – see full data set

Location of Flight Permission

  • Site specific permission
  • Broad geographic permission
  • Other – see full data set

Level of stakeholder engagement

  • No engagement needed
  • Engagement of regulatory bodies only
  • Stakeholders at landing and takeoff sites oriented
  • Community outreach campaign targeting takeoff and landing site and wider community

Max payload carried per flight

100 kg

Maximum flight speed

120 km/h

Duration of flight permission

  • One-time
  • Limited duration
  • Unlimited duration
  • Other - see full data set

Results measured

  • Transportation time
  • Product quality
  • Costs
  • Health worker impact
  • Environmental impact
  • Other – see full data set
  • Results not measured
  • Contact organization for more details

References to Findings

Related Project Phases

Implementation Details

Status of Project

Completed

Contact Person

Charles Scales
cscales@windracers.org

Other Partners

Royal Mail & NHS

Payload

Postal & medical products

Geographic Scope

Northern highlands and central islands region of Scotland

Funding Source

Innovate UK

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier

Windracers

Model Name

ULTRA

Method of Flight

Fixed wing

Propulsion

Internal combustion engine

Power Source

Petrol

Payload Capacity

100.0 kg

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

minutes

Radio Links

Autonomous, LTE (3G/4G), UHF radio, Satcom

Delivery method

Landing

Role

Delivery, collection, still, video and multispectral imagery

Are major repairs possible on-site?

Spare parts are available to perform major repairs on site