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13 10, 2019

NOTAMs Under Review. Have Your Say

By |2019-10-13T20:05:09+01:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the UK CAA are undertaking a review of the NOTAM procedure and want to know your views and experience of the current system. Although the purpose of the NOTAM will not change and it will remain the main system for informing airspace users of temporary but essential operational information at short notice, the ICAO acknowledges that developing a long-term solution is preferable to making small, piecemeal adjustment to the existing system. ICAO are looking to make sure the future NOTAM system uses all available quality-assured digital aeronautical data, with the objectives of:- [...]

11 10, 2019

House of Commons Drone Report – Oct 2019

By |2019-10-12T16:48:31+01:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Science and Technology Committee The Science and Technology Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Office for Science and associated public bodies. Current membership Norman Lamb MP (Liberal Democrat, North Norfolk) (Chair)Vicky Ford MP (Conservative, Chelmsford) Bill Grant MP (Conservative, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock) Mr Sam Gyimah MP (Liberal Democrat, East Surrey) Darren Jones MP (Labour, Bristol North West) Liz Kendall MP (Labour, Leicester West) Stephen Metcalfe MP (Conservative, South Basildon and East Thurrock)Carol Monaghan MP (Scottish National Party, Glasgow North West)Damien Moore MP (Conservative, Southport) Graham Stringer [...]

11 10, 2019

Economic benefits of drones in the UK to be assessed over the next six months

By |2019-10-11T11:42:17+01:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The potential economic benefits of drones to the UK economy should be assessed over the next six months, according to the influential House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. The all-party select committee is tasked with investigating and assessing the benefits of new technology to the economy, and society, as a whole. It has been looking at the drone industry, commercial and recreational, for 18 months and published its findings today (October 11, 2019). “In light of the high-profile and increasing relevance of drone use in the UK, we decided to launch an inquiry to assess the actions (already) [...]

9 10, 2019

Another Major Player Chooses Drone Safe Register Drone Pilots 

By |2019-10-09T11:06:12+01:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

National Multi-disciplined Property Marketing & Surveying Many new drone jobs will be available to members of Drone Safe Register over the next 12 months, following the decision by one of the UK’s largest property marketing companies to appoint Drone Safe Register as its preferred supplier of drone operators. Fourwalls Group Ltd is a national, multi-disciplined property marketing and surveying company providing services such as marketing, floor plan design, EPC ratings, measured building and topographical surveys, CGI and 3D imagery, Land Registry plans and area measurement reports.. The company provides plans certified to the standard of the Royal Institution of [...]

4 10, 2019

Time to Take Stock of Your Aerial Stock Footage

By |2019-10-04T16:31:20+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Trending topics and seasonal events do well at the correct time With winter closing in and the opportunities to fly diminishing, this is the ideal time to go through your photographs and select those to upload to the Drone Safe Register UK Aerial Stock Photo Library, with the possibility of earning 50% commission during these lean months.   Although DSR already has 1,000 of photographs and hours of video footage available for resale to commercial users and news agencies, and you might think every conceivable need has been catered for, there are still plenty of new frontiers and angles to [...]

4 10, 2019

UK Drone Registration and New Regulations

By |2019-10-04T11:43:51+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Registration can be a controversial subject Safe and legal use of drones in the UK is at the core of Drone Safe Register, so we support every reasonable step towards this. Drone registration can be a controversial subject, but if managed properly it will help raise safety standards and educate hobbyists.  The fact that someone with no technical knowledge of drones and no understanding of the basics of safe and legal flying can walk into a shop and buy one concerns us. Our members operate to strict health and safety standards and work with the relevant authorities to [...]

1 10, 2019

Everything you need to know about becoming a commercial drone pilot in the UK

By |2019-10-02T22:26:28+01:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Congratulations! You have decided to join one of the most exciting new tech industries evolving in the UK and across the world, and the website of the largest provider of independent drone operators in the UK. You may have flown as a recreational flyer, seen a commercial operator in action, marvelled at low-altitude aerial photograhs and videos on TV and wondered how they were taken, or simply Googled drones.  Most newcomers to the world of commercial drones, in fact, come from a related industry or business such as commercial and marketing photography and videography, ground and construction site surveying, [...]

24 09, 2019

ALL commercial Drone Pilots have to take online test and register their drones before the end of November 2019.

By |2019-10-01T20:17:10+01:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: CAA, EASA, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reminder. ALL PfCO holders have to take online test and register their drone before November 30, 2019 The compulsory online Drone Registration and test for UAV operators and pilots comes into force on November 30, 2019, with a £1,000 fine if you do not comply. The online test and Register My Drone will be available from October 1, 2019. The regulations apply to UAVs weighing between 250g and 20kg that are used outdoors. Although commercial UAV operators and pilots have spent thousands of pounds on CAA fees, ground schools and flight tests, undertaken specialist training such as mapping, inspection [...]

23 09, 2019

Drone Safe Register Starts National Media Campaign To Secure More Contracts For Its Members

By |2019-09-23T15:27:45+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Members, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Industry opportunities Drone Safe Register has started on its first national media campaign to secure more contracts for you, its members, and to promote the whole UAV industry to potential large-scale adopters. Spearheaded by DSR’s new communications manager, Adrian Westwood, the campaign intends to raise the profile of UAV operators in their local towns, counties and regions through targeted press releases, business articles, media coverage and photo-opportunities. “The UK UAV industry is still very much in its infancy and the majority of business sectors have yet to recognise the financial and environmental benefits offered by UAVs. Drone Safe [...]

23 09, 2019

Working In Partnering With A Number Of Businesses Across All Industries

By |2019-09-23T15:03:45+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register work is partnering with a number of businesses across all industries to promote the use of drone technology. In the insurance world we have partnered with Qlaims Ltd to give us access to the UK insurance market. Qlaims is a company based in the heart of the insurance world in London, and the Directors have many years of experience working for companies such as AXA and Aviva. They understand how these business operate and how to introduce disruptive technology into what’s a very traditional industry. Jon Mainwaring is the Chief Technology Officer of Qlaims and works [...]

23 09, 2019

Drone Safe Register Appoints Communication Manager

By |2019-09-23T13:57:34+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register Appoints Communication Manager The UAV industry in the UK is poised for a dramatic increase in demand over the next two years, and Drone Safe Register has appointed Adrian Westwood as its Communications Manager to help expand its national network of professional UAV operators and to promote the UAV industry to UK businesses. “Adrian is not only an experienced public relations and communications manager, he also holds his own CAA Permission for Commercial Operations and flies mapping, surveying and inspection missions through his Drone Reconnaissance Services and Kent Drone Surveys,” explained Drone Safe Register Chief Executive [...]

20 09, 2019

No change in how unconfirmed drone near misses reported

By |2019-09-20T16:47:46+01:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Members, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The way unconfirmed drone v manned aircraft near misses are reported and logged will not change anytime soon, was the message delegates heard at a top-table meeting held in London yesterday (Thursday 19/09) The AirProx Stakeholder Engagement Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society was organised by the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS) and was attended by representatives from across the UAV industry, including Adrian Westwood from Drone Safe Register. The delegates were addressed by Andrew Hamilton, UAS Sector Lead at the CAA; Aleks Kowalski, a commercial airline pilot; Steve Forward, Director of the UK AirProx Board; Mark [...]

17 09, 2019

Find your nearest NQE

By |2019-09-18T08:37:00+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our new training map is here! We have lift off for our new drone training map! Calling all budding aerial filmers, drone enthusiasts and drone operators…find your nearest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved training provider through Drone Safe Register today! As you’ll know, to operate a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO, also known as a ‘drone licence’). A National Qualified Entity (NQE) will have been assessed by the CAA and given the authority to recommend pass students for their drone permission. CAA training providers You can now [...]

10 09, 2019

Professional drone services

By |2019-09-10T20:17:34+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The insurance industry is an obvious market for professional drone services The insurance industry is an obvious market for professional drone services. The ability to get ‘eyes in the sky’ is ideal at both the risk assessment and underwriting stage and for assessment of damage should a claim occur. The UK insurance market has been slow to adopt drone technology but there are signs it’s being recognised as an option and at Drone Safe Register we are now receiving enquiries. Current solutions for viewing hard to access areas include camera poles, scaffolding and access platforms. Camera poles are a [...]

8 09, 2019

The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed…

By |2019-09-08T20:15:22+01:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

DSR survey results are in! The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed… We launched our first Drone Safe Register (DSR) Pro Members survey on Monday 3 September. Within the first 24 hours, we received over 200 responses with more members supplying valuable data leading up to the survey closing on Sunday at 6pm. If any members are reading this, please note the survey is now closed. This survey has given us some real positive feedback as well as areas to improve upon... We asked you what you get most out of being a member, what you [...]

8 09, 2019

Aerial filming – innovation and change

By |2019-09-08T18:08:19+01:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial filming,  drone deliveries, Iran unveiling new reconnaissance and attack drone! If you’re like us, you’ll be wondering what the future holds for drones. In a recent article we wrote about a few of the benefits of aerial filming, drone usage and we’ve also briefly touched on drone deliveries. We think is pertinent to discuss aerial filming with regard to its future and what this may look like for drone and drone flight. Originally, consumer drones were used by a few aerial filming and aerial photography enthusiasts. It all really started with drone hobbyists. Not overnight, but after a [...]

5 09, 2019

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off?

By |2019-09-05T20:05:36+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off? Home deliveries have skyrocketed in recent years. Fuelled by online shopping, the collapse of the high street and our increasingly busy lives, we now have everything from clothes to groceries delivered on a daily basis. A study by analysts Mintel claims that 49% of UK consumers did their grocery shopping online in 2018. But is there really a need for deliveries by drone, and what could this mean for the wider drone industry? The general public have a growing expectation that unmanned aircraft will be delivering their pizzas and weekly shopping in the [...]

3 09, 2019

Aerial Filming

By |2019-09-08T09:34:20+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial Filming Drones continue to make the news and with more and more aerial filming, aerial photography and ‘drone-for-hire’ operators flying in under the radar, it’s not always good news! In an article we wrote, we mentioned that Drone Safe Register is making headway in the campaign to encourage safe and responsible use of drone technology and its increasing use in industry. But, with all the negative press associated with aerial filming or drone usage, and before we move ever closer to the idea of ‘drone delivery’ - have some overshot the runway? With aerial filming the possibilities are [...]

31 08, 2019

Is this really the time for new drone regulations?

By |2019-09-06T18:15:22+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Is this really the time for new drone regulations? It’s taken some time, but the CAA’s current drone regulations are now becoming well known and understood. Of course, any drone pilot operating with a PfCO is already very familiar with the rules, but the Police, other authorities and general public have also become aware that they exist. A few years ago a call to the local Police that a drone was flying over crowds at the local beach may have received a confused and disappointing response, but there is strong evidence that enforcement action is now taking place. Current [...]

31 08, 2019

Communications Officer Required

By |2019-09-03T21:31:31+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Drone Safe Register is seeking a dynamic and experienced communications professional. The role will involve researching and producing high-end content for our internal and external communication channels. Duties of a Communications officer include: Developing an integrated communications strategy for the company incorporating PR, Marketing and Online. Implementing communications plans to increase brand awareness and recognition for the organisation. Developing relationships with key media to secure and grow media coverage both online and offline. Writing UK press releases for local and national media. Monitoring press stories relating to the company and its brand and maximising opportunities. Collating and analysing current communications [...]