A tethered UAS/drone is one where the unmanned aircraft remains securely attached (tethered) via a physical link to a person, the ground or an object at all times while it is flying. The tether normally takes the form of a flexible wire or a cable and may also include the power supply to the aircraft as well.
Operations with a tethered UAS can be used as an efficient solution in a number of cases, for example where an operating area is restricted, or when the required flight time exceeds the normal endurance of a free flying battery powered aircraft.
Tethered UAS are subject to the same basic operating regulations as all other unmanned aircraft and, where necessary, are subject to the same approvals process, but the fact that the operation is tethered can be used as a significant mitigation factor when applying for an operating approval, thus greatly simplifying the overall process.
If you are planning to conduct a tethered UAS operation, please use the link below that relates to your type of operation.
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