The flight took place on the 16th of February 2016, on an unusually sunny and calm morning.
Simon Vaitevicius, the Birtish Model Flying Association Records Officer said:
“This record is so important in the context of future drone activity such as delivering parcels because it proves that drones can be used over a distance, reliably over time.”
The Enduro 1 drone used cutting edge technology. A custom airframe was designed by UK based UAV manufacturer Vulcan UAV, efficient T-Motors and blades provided the lift, Optipower provided two 22 Amp hour batteries, Jeti provided the secure and robust control links and Nottingham Scientific Ltd provided the GPS tracking devices. The drone also had GPS guidance assistance.