We assist in finding an intruder!
posted 2nd November 2020
Scanning a derelict listed buildings roof after a fire our Pilot noted that it was strange that there would be a ladder coming from the roof. The building is extremely precarious and we had been under strict instructions that we were not to go anywhere near the actual building whilst we were completing our pre flight RA.
We contacted the Security company who arranged to send a boarding contracter. Valiant sent an officer to wait and whilst we were packing up and chatting we suggested that we could fly over access hole and announce to anyone that they should come out she was amused by the idea and as we had plenty of batteries on the Mavic Dual we sent it up with a voice message played over the speaker
"Give yourselves up. You are surrounded. The Police are on their way etc.
To our amazement, three chaps came running out and disappeared off into the trees!