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: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , |1 Comment

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: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

27 05, 2019

Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know?

By |2019-05-27T13:27:10+01:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know? If you’re looking to hire a drone operator for the first time, it can feel a little confusing when you start to look into it. As you read through articles online, you will see a lot of use of specialist terminology and acronyms and also mention of forthcoming changes in the law that can leave you wondering whether a UAV is the right (and legal) solution for you. So, here are the guidelines on drone usage straight form the horse’s mouth as it were. [...]

25 05, 2019

What can Drones do for Me?

By |2019-05-25T12:04:52+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Property, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What can Drones do for Me? Drones have a great deal of industrial and commercial applications, from agriculture through to construction and many more areas besides.  However, they can also provide many benefits to the ‘domestic’ customer. Images copyright Drone Media Imaging Wedding Photography and Videography If you’re getting married, then you can look at hiring a drone pilot to capture your big day from an aerial perspective to add a little cinematic glamour to your wedding imagery. We’ve got lots of advice on the types of venues best suited [...]

20 05, 2019

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-22T14:58:37+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, General, Members|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register The drone industry is new and changing fast. December 2018 saw apparent drone related activity close Gatwick airport and created a ripple effect amongst the general public with regards to drone operators, and some changes in the law regarding how all drone pilots (both commercial and amateur) can operate. Couple this with the legislation changes that were already in the pipeline to bring the UK into line with the EASA standards and running a UAV business or even enjoying [...]

18 05, 2019

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-18T10:35:18+01:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register In March 2019, Drone Safe Register were very proud to announce their support or All Call Signs – a not for profit organisation that works with veterans and serving military personnel to offer mental health support. Staffed by volunteers with Forces experience, this incredible organisation looks to use their understanding of the struggles of life and out of uniform.  As well as working with the media to raise awareness of mental health issues, they also offer a potentially life-saving Beacon Service, and this is where [...]

15 05, 2019

Drone Deliveries and Medicine

By |2019-05-15T14:50:55+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Deliveries and Medicine Time is often a critical factor in the field of medicine and so medical professionals are starting to look at drones to see if they can save valuable hours and minutes in a variety of capacities. Zipline International We’ve look at this ground breaking organisation before in a previous blog https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/blog/drone-deliveries-not-just-for-pizzas/ but they are worth taking a second look at – especially now that they have expanded their operations from Rwanda to also include Ghana and are now providing 13,000,000 with access to life saving medicines.  They [...]

14 05, 2019

Professional Members Meeting Agenda (Gatwick)

By |2019-05-15T14:36:24+01:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: General, Members|Tags: , |0 Comments

We are delighted to now invite Professional Members to our next Business Meeting. Venue - Gatwick Aviation Museum RH6 0BT Date - 19th June 2019 The DSR meeting will bring together the leaders in the drone industry and will cover the following subjects: Jessops Product Updates Drones & Insurance - Qlaims Tech Update Meet DSR's New Marketing Team Coverdrone - Drone Insurance Update Meet Commercial Drone Professional CAA - UAS Unit Heads, Andrew Hamilton & Kev Woolsey - Q&A's New Regulations BBQ Style Lunch, Museum Tour & Shackleton Start Up (Subject to Fire Crew) Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw Sussex [...]

11 05, 2019

DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den

By |2019-05-20T14:23:19+01:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Dragons Den, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den The 9th of September 2018 was a landmark day in the history of Drone Safe Register as it was the air date of the episode of Dragons’ Den where we gained investment form Dragon Peter Jones CBE. At DSR HQ, we had been keeping our involvement in the BBC’s flagship business programme a secret for the best part of 6 months, so frankly it was a giant relief when it all went public. We knew that having the investment and backing of someone like Peter [...]

7 05, 2019

Drone use in Insurance Claims

By |2019-05-07T14:11:53+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone use in Insurance Claims Drones are fast becoming part of the landscape of various different industries, reinventing traditional practices were time and cost efficiencies can be made. The insurance industry is one that is benefiting from UAV technology, especially those that are working directly with the Drone Safe Register network as we can leverage our UK and Ireland commercially approved pilot network to provide a fast response to your insurance needs. The insurance industry has a poor reputation for the time it takes to investigate and settle claims.  However, this [...]

4 05, 2019

Drone Registration – 6 Questions for the CAA and Government

By |2019-06-16T11:57:57+01:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

CAA Drone Registration DSR asks 6 Questions of the CAA and Government about the incoming drone registration process and fee Long before the December 2018 Gatwick drone incident, the Government in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), agreed to implement the EASA harmonised rules and regulations for safe drone operations. In 2018, the UK Government mandated a drone registration and education scheme in the UK to strengthen, they believe, ‘the accountability of drone users and their awareness of how to fly their drones safely’. This now being a matter of law, the registration stage will open [...]

29 04, 2019

Drone Roof Inspections – What can they look at?

By |2019-04-29T12:44:37+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Drone Roof Inspections What can they look at? Roof inspections can be a crucial measure in saving you money in the long term by spotting potential problems early, whether you are inspecting a property you are planning on purchasing or one that you already own. However, traditional inspection methods such as scaffolding erection or hiring elevated platforms can seem to incur more expense and disruption than the benefit that they provide.  Luckily, drone roof inspections can provide a faster, cheaper and simpler solution to your roof inspection needs. A house is [...]

27 04, 2019

Drones in Education

By |2019-04-27T10:34:09+01:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News, Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones in Education Following on from our exciting announcement about our ground-breaking Drones for Schools programme, we thought we’d take a look at the wider impact and opportunities for drones within the education system. Drones are set to change the way we work in so many ways and industries, as well as offering a raft of new leisure time activities from FPV racing to amateur flyers exercising their creative muscles to create their own aerial photographs and videos.  Children in schools now will be tomorrow’s pilots, growing up alongside this [...]