29 01, 2024

Genuine Commercial Drone Pilots Deserve Better

By |January 29th, 2024|Categories: CAA |Tags: |Comments Off on Genuine Commercial Drone Pilots Deserve Better

Previously, drone operators needed to have permission from the CAA for “commercial operations”. Now, using a drone for commercial purposes does not require any special permission.It's crucial to bring back the days when the CAA knew how many commercial operators the UK had, how many pilots were insured, and how many hours each operator was flying for, including accidents/incidents.Due to the changes in regulations, specifically The Unmanned Aircraft Regulation and changes to the Air Navigation Order, the CAA has massively reduced its control over commercial drone operators.& [...]

2 11, 2023

Hire A Drone Operator For Your Wedding

By |November 2nd, 2023|Categories: Weddings Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming |Tags: |Comments Off on Hire A Drone Operator For Your Wedding

If you’re in the process of arranging a wedding, a photographer will be one of the main items on your list of things to book. It may be a long list of course. As well as the bride’s dress, bridesmaid dresses and pageboy’s outfits, there's the cars, cake, flowers .. invitations, DJ, and wedding rings! And as well as the photographer, you may also want to hire a drone operator for your wedding.A drone wedding photographer won’t replace the traditional photographer who will capture those key moments of the day and portraits of the wedding party, but they can add another dimensio [...]

10 10, 2023

The Best Sub 250g Drones For Drone Operators

By |October 10th, 2023|Categories: General Featured Hobbyist |Tags: |Comments Off on The Best Sub 250g Drones For Drone Operators

The Best Sub 250g Drones For Drone OperatorsThe rules introduced for drones under 250g in the UK in 2020 was a turning point for both commercial operators and hobby flyers. Giving drone flyers greater freedom to fly these smaller, lighter aircraft has made it easier and more enjoyable and opened up more applications for industry. The sub-250 drone rule changes have also fuelled greater innovation from manufacturers and led to mass production of quality mini-drones. The Federal Aviation Administration in the USA has also relaxed rules for drones under 250g so the global market is huge [...]

18 09, 2023

RSA Insurance Claims Reviews

By |September 18th, 2023|Categories: General |Tags: |Comments Off on RSA Insurance Claims Reviews

- Cover Image from www.rsainsurance.co.ukRSA Insurance Claims ReviewsHave you had an insurance claim unfairly rejected by the UK insurer RSA? Join the campaign for justice and together we’ll make sure others don’t suffer the financial loss, mental health impact and sleepless nights caused by these corporate cowboys. [...]

28 08, 2023

Photogrammetry Drone Surveys

By |August 28th, 2023|Categories: Aerial Photography Inspections & Surveys General |Tags: |Comments Off on Photogrammetry Drone Surveys

Photogrammetry is the process of obtaining accurate measurements and data from photographs. It can be used to assess characteristics such as the shape, size and location of physical objects, and is used in surveying and mapping. Photogrammetry drone surveys have become very popular in recent years, and the use of aerial cameras improves the speed and accuracy of the process. [...]

15 08, 2023

DJI Air 3 Drone Operator Hire

By |August 15th, 2023|Categories: Aerial Video and Filming Aerial Filming Aerial Photography |Tags: |Comments Off on DJI Air 3 Drone Operator Hire

DJI Air 3 Drone Operator HireThere has been a surge of demand for DJI Air 3 drone operator hire as the UK’s drone industry continues to expand. Industry experts predict this will continue with more innovative uses of drone technology being adopted and increased use in established areas such as roof inspections, aerial photography and aerial surveying work. As the technology improves both in terms of safety and data capture ability, demand for drone operators may even outstrip supply. Interest in DJI Air 3 Drone Operator Hire isn’t surprising given the abilities of this mid-range [...]

19 07, 2023

DJI Inspire 3 Drone Operator

By |July 19th, 2023|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Video and Filming Featured |Tags: |Comments Off on DJI Inspire 3 Drone Operator

DJI Inspire 3The DJI Inspire 3 was a long time coming, with many professional drone operators wondering if it would ever appear. The Inspire 2 first appeared in 2016 and with the rate of new releases of other models, it’s understandable why some people gave up hope. The good news is that it really was worth the wait. The DJI Inspire 3 is both worthy of the Inspire name and a significant step forward on its predecessor.  [...]

7 07, 2023

Search and Rescue Drones

By |July 7th, 2023|Categories: General Thermal Imaging |Tags: |Comments Off on Search and Rescue Drones

Drones are increasingly becoming part of everyday life, with major industries having adopted their use over recent years. Construction, agriculture, insurance and infrastructure building are just a few examples. Drones are also being used to great effect in the world of search and rescue, and this is helping to improve the profile of the technology with the general public. [...]

19 06, 2023

DJI Customer Experience Centre

By |June 19th, 2023|Categories: DJI Drone Safe Store Aerial Filming Articles Aerial Video and Filming |Tags: |Comments Off on DJI Customer Experience Centre

DJI Experience CentreIt’s almost three years to the day since Drone Safe Store was launched, and founder Mark Boyt and his team have now taken another leap forward to launch the UK’s first DJI Customer Experience Centre. The same ethos is the foundation of this new venture - delivering the best products available in the drone market with exceptional service and expertise.  [...]

24 05, 2023

How to Find the Best Local Drone Operator

By |May 24th, 2023|Categories: Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles |Tags: |Comments Off on How to Find the Best Local Drone Operator

Need a local drone operator? Don't settle for less than the best. The UK drone industry has experienced a boom over the last couple of years with a surge in demand for aerial photography and inspection work. This has been great for the economy and has driven the launch of thousands of new businesses. But not all drone operators work to the same standard, and some have jumped on the bandwagon to make a fast buck.  [...]

12 05, 2023

The Best Surveying Drones in 2023

By |May 12th, 2023|Categories: Aerial Filming General Aerial Photography |Tags: |Comments Off on The Best Surveying Drones in 2023

What are the best drones for surveying in 2023?Drones are revolutionising the construction and logistics industries. Aerial surveys can be completed at a fraction of the cost of traditional building surveys and they are generally far quicker. For aerial roof surveys, solar panel surveys and chimney surveys drones also offer the benefit of improved safety. There’s no need for scaffolding or powered access equipment - a drone can be in the air within minutes after a brief site survey and risk assessment. [...]

28 04, 2023

The Best Cinematography Drone

By |April 28th, 2023|Categories: Aerial Photography Aerial Filming Aerial Video and Filming News |Tags: |Comments Off on The Best Cinematography Drone

The Best Cinematography Drone - DJI Inspire 3The Inspire 2 set a new standard for drone cinematography when it was launched in 2016, and it’s been the choice for many professional operators ever since. But technology has progressed and expectations have risen, so a refresh has been overdue. Fortunately, it doesn’t disappoint, and the 3rd generation Inspire retains the title of best cinematography drone in 2023.It may be beyond the budget of many drone operators, but the Inspire 3 really is in a different class. For general work like aerial photography, surveying and inspection wo [...]

14 04, 2023

Best Starter Drone 2023

By |April 14th, 2023|Categories: Hobbyist General Featured |Tags: |Comments Off on Best Starter Drone 2023

Best Starter Camera DronesIt’s become very popular in recent years and drone flying is no longer regarded as ‘suspicious’ or dangerous by the general public. As long as you act responsibly and fly safely it’s something you can enjoy in peace and learn new skills. Camera drones allow you take stunning pictures and video clips, and if you’re interested in photography they bring a new dimension to the hobby.A quick search on Amazon or other online stores will bring up camera drones from under £50. However, you get what you pay for of course, and these are little more than to [...]

30 03, 2023

How to Become a Professional Drone Pilot and Find Work

By |March 30th, 2023|Categories: Hobbyist General Aerial Video and Filming Featured |Tags: |Comments Off on How to Become a Professional Drone Pilot and Find Work

With the growing demand for aerial photography, surveying, and aerial inspections, the demand for professional drone pilots has skyrocketed. It’s taken a while for some industries to recognise the potential for using drone technology, but demand may soon outstrip the capacity of qualified drone operators in the UK. Whether you're interested in working with a construction company, a surveying firm, or a film production house, there are plenty of opportunities out there for licensed drone pilots. In this blog, we will discuss the steps you can take to become a professional drone pilo [...]

1 03, 2023

DSR March Newsletter

By |March 1st, 2023|Categories: Thermal Imaging General Members Newsletter-Articles |Tags: |Comments Off on DSR March Newsletter

Drone Safe Register March Newsletter 2023 It’s been a quiet start to the year for most drone operators, but don’t let that worry you. It can be a seasonal business and we’re optimistic 2023 will be a great year. If you are finding things slow it’s a good time to work on your website, marketing plans, networking and other things you may have less time for once Spring arrives! [...]

9 02, 2023

Drone Solar Panel Inspections

By |February 9th, 2023|Categories: Wind and Solar Farms Thermal Imaging Articles |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Solar Panel Inspections

The green energy agenda has accelerated over the past couple of years and what was once regarded as ‘future technology’ is now commonplace. Electric cars have become cheaper to buy and practical to use, and new methods of heating and powering homes are readily available. One of the most cost-effective green energy solutions is the use of solar panels.Solar panel systems have grown in popularity as a source of renewable energy for several reasons. They are commonly used in homes, workplaces, and even industrial complexes. Although they save money in the long run, solar panels do o [...]

27 01, 2023

How to Find Safe and Legal Places to Fly Your Drone

By |January 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized |Tags: |Comments Off on How to Find Safe and Legal Places to Fly Your Drone

How to Find Safe and Legal Places to Fly Your DroneWhen you get your first drone and are ready to get out for some test flights, one of the key things to consider is where are you allowed to fly. Flying a drone can be a thrilling hobby, but it's important to make sure that you're doing so safely and legally. In the UK, there are a number of rules and regulations that drone pilots need to be aware of in order to fly safely and avoid fines or penalties. Nobody wants to cause damage to property, or worse still, an injury to a member of the public, so where to fly is a key factor. Some p [...]

18 01, 2023

2022 Drone Safe Register Newsletter

By |January 18th, 2023|Categories: Newsletter-Articles News Articles |Tags: |Comments Off on 2022 Drone Safe Register Newsletter

What happened in 2022?We wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support in making the Drone Safe Register the premier destination for finding qualified and insured drone pilots in the United Kingdom. In the past year, we have seen tremendous growth in the use of drones for a wide range of applications, from film and television to agriculture and real estate. As the demand for these services continues to rise, we are committed to providing our members with the resources and support they need to succeed in this exciting and rapidly-evolving industry.Looking [...]