17 08, 2019

Time for your DSR Profile health check

By |2019-08-17T17:34:10+01:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

It's time for a bit of housekeeping. Member logo's like the one above can be found within own member dashboard  Dear all, With half of the UK currently on holiday now is the perfect time to login and update your member profile. If you are new to Drone Safe Register Pro, the following information will be invaluable, even if you have been a member for a while, many new additions have been added. All the actions below can be carried out by logging into your DSR Pro dashboard. Here are DSR's top 10 do's this month. Login to DSR Pro account to get started Number [...]

29 07, 2019

Drone Scenarios – Common Questions

By |2019-07-22T20:21:00+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Comments Off on Drone Scenarios – Common Questions

Drone Scenarios – Common Questions It might seem strange to talk about the limitation of UAVs on a website that specifically promotes them, but sometimes they are simply not the right tool for the job. Lets take a look at some assignments that our pilot members have reported being requested to complete and the reason why they were (or weren’t) possible Scenario 1 A client suspects that their neighbour is building illegally on their property but they can’t be sure as they can’t get a clear view from the ground. So they would like a [...]

26 07, 2019

CAA Drone Registration Count Down

By |2019-07-22T19:54:20+01:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: EASA|Comments Off on CAA Drone Registration Count Down

CAA Drone Registration Count Down In 2018, the Government decided that there was a need for a drone registration scheme to be put in place.  As companion to this, a competency test pass would also be required in order to legally fly a drone in the UK. These requirements apply to all drone users, including leisure flyers and run in addition to the procedure that pilots must follow in order to obtain CAA Permission for Commercial Operation. The CAA launched an initial consultation process to gather ideas and opinions from all [...]

22 07, 2019

Drones and Search and Rescue

By |2019-07-22T14:03:55+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, General|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Drones and Search and Rescue

Drones and Search and Rescue Drones are really tailor made to assist search and rescue teams. They offer the ability to cover large areas in a fraction of the time of a ground based search, and over any type of terrain. The emergency services have already begun to leverage the power of having a cost-effective camera in the sky with many police forces across the UK and Ireland now having their own drone fleet.  Using UAVs to carry out searches for missing people and offenders is one obvious use but they [...]

20 07, 2019

Drones and Police Use

By |2019-07-20T16:11:28+01:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Featured, General|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Drones and Police Use

Drones and Police Use Drones are now far more commonly being used by Police Forces across the UK to assist them in their fight against crime. Although drones offer a cost-effective approach in many areas, they are not seen as a replacement for the National Police Air Service helicopters so we can expect to see them on duty for many years to come. However, the speed with which a drone can be deployed, and the cost savings means that UAV technology is starting to offer benefit in many areas. Wiltshire Police [...]

15 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – Categories and Classes – Part 2

By |2019-07-14T13:43:59+01:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: CAA, EASA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – Categories and Classes – Part 2

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations Categories and Classes – Part 2 EASA regulations have been developed to allow free circulation of drones within Europe and apply clear and comprehensive safety standards to the field of unmanned aerial systems. They become applicable in the UK on July 1st 2020.  This blog series looks at separate aspects of the upcoming changes. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the new categories for drone operation and classes of drone. There will be three categories of drone operation and they relate to the [...]

13 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – an Overview Part 1

By |2019-07-13T16:19:56+01:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, EASA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – an Overview Part 1

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations An Overview - Part 1 The early part of 2019 has seen the publication of a new a set of regulations regarding drone use in Europe. Initially proposed in the Summer of 2015, the aim is to standardise UAS regulations across Europe with a wider goal of promoting the growth of the European drone industry through this simplification across contracted States. However, the regulations themselves look anything but simple so we’re going to look at different aspects over the coming weeks and months to break it all [...]

8 07, 2019

The CAA Innovation Hub

By |2019-07-08T16:44:24+01:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The CAA Innovation Hub

The CAA Innovation Hub The CAA has been established for nearly half a century and has undoubtedly seen a huge amount of changes in that time, from increased demand to changes in airspace use.  With the rise in drone technology and the possibilities opened up by developments in artificial intelligence, this pace of change looks to be increasing. The next decade is likely to see radically different airspace usage. To this end, the CAA are meeting the challenge head on with the creation of their Innovation Hub. This is a dedicated [...]

6 07, 2019

Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

By |2019-07-14T13:09:26+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Featured, Weddings|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

Is a Drone Right for you at your Wedding? There is a long list of tasks that you are faced with if you’re planning your dream wedding, and now there is a new checkbox – should I hire a drone? Picture by - DroneCam Solutions Ltd Alongside your wedding photographer and videographer, you can now look at booking someone to fly a camera in the sky on your big day to capture various aspects and perspectives of the celebration from an aerial point of view. Some photographers and videographers have [...]

29 06, 2019

Drones for Schools Follow Up Since Launch

By |2019-06-28T19:01:00+01:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Jessops, Peter Jones, Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones for Schools Follow Up Since Launch

Drones for Schools Follow up since launch At the end of April 2019, Drone Safe Register launched its pioneering Drones for Schools educational programme. This free programme for key stage 2 children 7-11 years, is delivered by our professional DSR member pilots to schools in their local area. The material is currently aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils (aged 7 to 11 years) although future developments will see this age range expanded. We also have plans to take the programme out of the classroom and bring it to child groups such [...]

21 06, 2019

When can you fly a drone by Gatwick Airport?

By |2019-06-21T15:53:43+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on When can you fly a drone by Gatwick Airport?

You can't fly a drone near an airport... or can you? The drone incursion at Gatwick Airport last December was clearly a reckless and deliberate act of sabotage, the consequences of which brought misery to the travelling public and burdened the airport and airlines alike with significant expense and logistic upheaval.  The cost to the UK has been put in excess of £50m. While the story moves off into distant memory, 6 months on from the incident, the aftermath has also left its mark on the fledgling commercial drone services industry, with many operators, particularly those that work [...]

20 06, 2019

An Amazing Professional Members Meeting at Gatwick Air Museum

By |2019-06-21T10:07:46+01:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An Amazing Professional Members Meeting at Gatwick Air Museum

An Incredible Agenda at the DSR Professional Members Meeting June 19th saw Drone Safe Register bringing together industry experts along with more than one hundred of its members at Gatwick Aviation Museum for a second business meeting, building on the success of the last meeting in September 2018 Photography by Nigel Bowles at John Connor Press Associates Ltd The venue, Gatwick Air Museum, lies meters away from the end of the runway at Gatwick Airport and was deliberately chosen on this occasion for that reason. There have been significant consequences [...]

17 06, 2019

The Rise in Film Tourism is Good for the Drone Industry

By |2019-06-16T11:50:24+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Video and Filming, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Rise in Film Tourism is Good for the Drone Industry

Drone Industry and the Growth in Film Tourism The UK’s drone industry is not alone when it comes to fast growth.  Film and TV production in the UK is also experiencing a meteoric rise, reaching the highest levels ever recorded. The film industry in the UK is supported by a competitive tax credit regime and by a rising demand for high quality content form both traditional channels as well as the newer pay to view channels.  The popularity of Netflix and Amazon video (among other streaming services) means that the public’s [...]

15 06, 2019

DSR Present at Creative England Filming Summit

By |2019-06-15T12:57:42+01:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DSR Present at Creative England Filming Summit

DSR Present at Creative England Filming Summit Creative England are the logistical power behind many of the UK-filmed TV series and movies that you’ll definitely have heard of – from Peaky Blinders to Harry Potter. When a company wants to create a film or drama in the UK, Creative England are likely to be the organisation that they turn to. Creative England are the logistical power behind many of the UK-filmed TV series and movies that you’ll definitely have heard of – from Peaky Blinders to Harry Potter.  When a company [...]

10 06, 2019

Is it legal to shoot down a drone over your property?

By |2019-06-10T10:39:06+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is it legal to shoot down a drone over your property?

Is legal to shoot down a drone that is flying over your property There can be an element of fear around drones at the moment, largely promoted by the media as nothing sells copies of their papers better than providing a target for worry or righteous indignation! Of course, here at Drone Safe Register, we know that drones in the hands of safe and legal pilots have a great deal to offer to the public and we’re working hard to get that message across.  So, it’s a little disheartening to us [...]

4 06, 2019

Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?

By |2019-06-16T11:57:10+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?

Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation? Well the answer is clearly - YES! A recent request for data under the Freedom of Information Act was made to the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) by the Airprox Reality Check Organisation and the results are causing quite a stir within the drone industry. The information requested was the amount of airprox incidences where there was proof outside of the report itself that a drone has flown close to an aircraft in UK skies and the answer was a resounding zero. [...]

3 06, 2019

Using a Drone at your Event Venue

By |2019-06-03T12:59:27+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Using a Drone at your Event Venue

Using a Drone at your Event Venue As drones become more common in our everyday lives, they are also becoming more of a standard feature of wedding days and special events.  A big part of planning any event has always been the selection of the perfect venue to provide the backdrop. picture supplied by DSR member DroneCam Soltuons Ltd - www.dronecamsolutions.co.uk A great deal of time and expense is invested by hotel management teams in making sure that their destination looks perfect from every angle and they are increasingly receiving [...]

1 06, 2019

Drones and the Hospitality Industry

By |2019-06-01T11:02:33+01:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Featured, Property|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Drones and the Hospitality Industry

Drones and the Hospitality Industry Today’s hospitality industry is a far cry from the days of travel agents and stacks of glossy brochures. Today’s traveller can search resorts with a click of their mouse and view real life, almost real time reviews and images to help them to make their holiday decisions. The modern traveller is information hungry. They want as much data as possible about their hotel or resort before they decide to book and part with their hard earned cash for a much looked forward to holiday.  They are [...]