Test & Develop your UAV's in Cornwall

With thousands of acres of open space, Cornish skies have the airspace you need to safely test and operate your UAV.

Here, you’ll find a vibrant drone community with numerous cutting-edge companies and organizations dedicated to exploring the potential of drones.

Here are just a few of the reasons why the region is the perfect spot for drone testing and development:

Windracers specialize in using unmanned aerial vehicles for humanitarian purposes, such as delivering medical supplies to remote areas.  Their collaboration with Royal Mail saw much needed Covid NHS supplies flown to the Isles of Scilly from mainland Cornwall.

Skyports is collaborating with Droneprep on the Open Skies Project – an initiative to establish UAV sky highways, in order to reach remote areas.

Wholeship runs Predannack Airfield – a former RAF base in Cornwall which provides a secure and controlled environment for UAV testing BVLOS, with a sand box environment.

View of Predannack Airfield and runway from the top.

Predannack Airfield

THE UK’S BEST LOCATION FOR INDEPENDENT TEST & EVALUATION OF UAS TECHNOLOGY

Located at Predannack Airfield on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, the Lizard Range is one of Europe’s largest air ranges capable of testing autonomous air systems Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS), in a sand box environment.

We bring the unique capabilities of Lizard Range together with their IDEAL methodology to deliver agile and robust Test & Evaluation for your UAV’s.

Lizard Range Capability Accelerator

Access to over

5500km²

of permanently segregated
airspace, equivalent to an area
twice the size of Luxembourg.

Nº Airfield Acres

700

with hangarage, maintenance
analysis facilities located directly
inside Lizard Range airspace.

Distance from the sea

600m

Lizard Range is the perfect
location for safe and effective
UAS BVLOS operations.

A Unique Opportunity

Cornwall is home to the first ever commercial UAV flight between Land’s End airport and St Mary’s airport on the Isles of Scilly. Flylogix and the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company partnered to develop a route between the islands and the mainland – paving the way for a lifeline connection using drones to deliver essential goods.

This commercial route is available for test flights.

St Mary’s Airport, situated at Hugh Town on the Isles of Scilly

In Safe Hands

With decades of experience in managing UAV flights, Cornwall has dedicated Air Traffic Control Teams, experienced in flight management, with close links to the CAA and NATs.

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly Council are offering strategic support for Cornwall’s UAS and UAV industry, with the aim to deliver jobs and economic growth, locally and nationally.

Get in touch  – your flight is in safe hands.