17 04, 2019

DRONE SAFETY AT EVENTS 2019

By |2019-04-17T09:04:16+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As spring approaches and the UK’s weather improves soon we’ll be seeing more drones taking to the skies than ever before. Drone season is nearly upon us and this year DSR predicts that in 2019 we shall see more drones being flown at events than ever before.  This is great news as the nation’s businesses embrace drone technology.  There is nothing wrong with this at all, as long as the pilots flying drones at events are legal commercial pilots. Under the UK’s aviation law, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) states that anybody who is flying a drone [...]

15 04, 2019

Using Drones to Move Livestock

By |2019-04-15T11:51:24+01:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Using Drones to Move Livestock We are always talking about new uses that people are finding for drone technology, but this is something really out of left field if you’ll pardon the pun – drone shepherding. New Zealand is famous for its high sheep population and farmers there are pioneering this UAV innovation in airborne shepherding which is now being tested in the UK. New Zealand farmers have been testing drones to partially replace the functions of their super-talented dogs in some areas.  What’s more, the dogs are playing [...]

13 04, 2019

How soon will we have drone deliveries ?

By |2019-04-08T13:14:37+01:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How soon will we have drone deliveries ? When you mentioned drones, one of the subjects that always come up is the possibility of drone deliveries and how realistic are they. It’s fun to imagine that a drone will drop your Friday night pizza to your doorstep but will it ever happen? In fact, the science-fictionesque sight of the sky buzzing with package carrying drones might become reality sooner than you think with large organisations such as Amazon and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) investing some serious resources into bringing the idea [...]

8 04, 2019

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments

By |2019-04-09T14:58:24+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments As drone technology has become more and more a part of everyday life, it has become increasingly clear that amendments have will continue to be required to the UK's Air Navigation Order.  The law is never finished as the saying goes and must change to reflect the circumstances and sometimes, the events, of the day. One such event that can be credited with heralding the first of two rounds of changes of SUA operators in 2019, is the shutdown of Gatwick airport [...]

3 04, 2019

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses

By |2019-04-03T10:04:11+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses There are few venues that look more spectacular when viewed from the air than a golf course. Photography and videography of the entirety of your course – from the first tee to the 18th hole and even the 19th – can combine to produce some stunning visual images. Marketing your Golf Course A series of short drone flights can provide you with a wide range of marketing materials. Short hole by hole flyovers make for perfect website and social media engagement material.  Longer promotional productions that [...]

1 04, 2019

Drones and Landscape Photography

By |2019-04-01T17:15:40+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones and Landscape Photography Drones offer the opportunity to capture all sorts of landscapes from a unique aerial perspective both for the hobbyist and professional pilot. Here are some tips for starting to take drone landscape pictures or just some ideas on how to improve and develop your aerial landscape photography. Preparation is Key If you are working with a ground based camera, you have all the time in the world to capture your images.  However, a drone’s short battery life means you will have a much higher success rate of [...]

25 03, 2019

DSR Member & the DAFNE Project

By |2019-03-25T13:21:22+01:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Video and Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register qualified pilots are involved all around the world in some ground breaking UAV projects including DAFNE - using drone video combined with maps to provide information and inspire the imaginations of those planning for the Zambian landscape. Simon Spratley is a DSR member who is working with DAFNE in Zambia teaching workshops to students regarding UAVs and passing on his knowledge. Flying High with DAFNE - Fritz Kleinschroth Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are a cutting-edge technology allowing aerial views of the earth in extremely high resolution. Facilitated by our partner ATEC-3D, the DAFNE project [...]

24 03, 2019

Drones and Wedding Photography

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wedding planning season is now officially open and lots of couples will be considering whether a drone can add something to their big day. Christmas and Valentine's Day traditionally see a lot of marriage proposals and now that Spring seems to be poking its head around the corner, many newly engaged couples will be starting to plan their wedding day in earnest. Along with all of the traditional items on a wedding planning checklist, there is something of a newcomer as couples are beginning to consider whether having UAV video and photography at their day can add [...]

23 03, 2019

Drone Safe Register Exclusive Merchandise

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register Exclusive Merchandise There are many benefits of being a member of Drone Safe Register.  We’re always working hard here at DSR headquarters to provide more work for our members, create new opportunities for drone pilots and bring awareness to the general public about the amazing work that UAVs can do when they’re in safe and legal hands. The good news is that now Drone Safe Register members can now look extra stylish while they are going about their business with exclusive access to the Drone Safe Register [...]

22 03, 2019

UAVs and Property Inspections

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UAVs and Property Inspections Drones can offer a safe, efficient and cost effective way to carry out property inspections whilst keeping your feet safely on the ground. Whatever stage of property development, drones can offer significant advantages over traditional methods such as scaffolding or cherry pickers.  Using aerial technology, inspections with high quality photography and videography can be carried out in a fraction of the time that it takes to erect scaffolding.  This means that not only are inspections completed quickly and efficiently, but at reduced cost as well. Your drone pilot can fly their [...]

18 03, 2019

CAA Regulations – Evolution and Revolution

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

CAA Regulations – Evolution and Revolution The world of aviation is facing a brand new challenge in the form of drone operators.  Although currently much of the same aviation law applies to the pilot of a drone as much as to the pilot of a jet, it has to be recognised that UAVs have their own set of challenges and requirements. At this point in the industry’s development, commercial operators will recognise that the world of SUA legislation is in a state of near constant change as the various regulators grapple with an evolving [...]

14 03, 2019

5 Amazon Gifts Ideas for the Drone Lover in your Life

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Know someone who loves their drone?  Well, the good news is that not all drone gifts need to cost the earth and you’re sure to delight your UAV drone enthusiast with one of these.  Also, if you want to drop a subtle hint for your Christmas or birthday list, then we’re not judging! 1 - No Such Thing as Too Many Drones If this is the motto of the drone pilot in your life, then look no further for their perfect t-shirt.  It’s available in a number of different colours but we like the [...]

12 03, 2019

March 13th 2019 Air Navigation Order Amendments

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As drone technology has become more and more a part of everyday life, it has become increasingly clear that amendments have been required to the UK's Air Navigation Order. The law is never finished as the saying goes and must change to reflect the circumstances and sometimes, the events, of the day. One such event that can be credited with heralding the first of two rounds of changes of SUA operators in 2019, is the shutdown of Gatwick airport in December 2018 by the apparent unauthorised drone activity. Whether you feel that the amendments are a [...]

11 03, 2019

Drones and Art – Collmot Drones

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones can be used to complete a great deal of functions, from inspections and surveys to search and rescue but this Hungarian company is using them in a completely new way – to create beautiful art in the sky. There are not many people who don’t enjoy the spectacle of lights in the sky but in a world where fireworks are becoming increasingly criticised for their detrimental effect on the environment and effect on local animals and wildlife, these drone shows could provide a perfect solution. Collmot say that their aim, with their creation [...]

9 03, 2019

UAVs and Search and Rescue

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In September 2018 DJI added a very interesting video to their YouTube channel.  It detailed experiments to measure the different in performance between search and rescue teams with and without drones. The results make for interesting viewing in terms of the drone’s potential as a life saving tool as well as a business asset. “The potential for drones to save lives is clear – at least 160 people have been rescued by drones around the world.” Romeo Durscher, DJI Director of Public Safety Integration 2018 was also the year when the RNLI trialled drones [...]

8 03, 2019

Drone Hire Services

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The demand for aerial photography is increasing rapidly whether it’s estate agents selling property, building inspectors checking an inaccessible roof or wedding planners looking for an original group photograph. Pilot controlled drones with mounted cameras offer this service but clients need to know that the pilot they commission is qualified, professional and operates in accordance with UK/ROI drone laws. As seen on BBC's Dragon's Den  Drone Safe Register provides asearchable national database containing the contact details and profiles of CAA approved and insured drone pilots who are available for hire. Just enter your postcode and then select from a list [...]

4 03, 2019

Drones Unlock the Ocean’s Secrets

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial surveying of the marine environment is not a new phenomenon with scientist, conservationists and researchers having long relied upon aerial images as a means of gathering data from the open oceans. However, advances in drone technology have meant that this data gathering can now be carried out faster, more regularly and far cheaper than when manned flights were required.  The quality of the imagery and footage, both transmitted in real time and stored for later review can also reduce the need for large observation teams and reveal hidden details that would be difficult to [...]

28 02, 2019

Eastleigh & Hampshire Aerial Roof Inspection Service

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What does a roof inspection cost using a drone in Eastleigh? The answer depends on a number of different factors, and what format you would like the results delivered in. Thanks to developments in technology, drone roof inspections have brought down prices and opened up a number of new options. UK's NO.1 Network for CAA approved drone operators  The type of building you need surveyed is one of the main factors in a roof inspection cost uk. A roofer with a ladder will be able to carry out a basic inspection of a house or smaller property. For a factory, [...]

27 02, 2019

Commercial Drone Inspections

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Commercial drone inspections have many advantages over traditional methods. Surveying and inspection of a large commercial property or plot of land could take days before the advent of drone technology. As well as time and cost savings, commercial drone inspections are a safer alternative. Drone aerial photography of commercial construction site An aerial inspection of a large building is a very effective way of spotting potential problems. For example, wear and tear to tiles or roof covering can be pinpointed and detailed images captured. Scaffolding, ladders and cameras on extendible poles can be used for this type [...]

26 02, 2019

Drone Roof Survey London

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Is it possible to get a drone roof survey in London? There are of course laws governing the use of drones in London, as in all built up areas, but it is possible to hire a drone pilot for a roof survey. An experienced operator will know how to carry out a roof survey in London with a drone and what authorities he’ll need to contact. As well as following the standard CAA regulations for flying drones, there are some additional considerations when it comes to London. Most of the east of the city is controlled airspace, meaning a [...]