3 12, 2019

2019 Round Up – The Best Is Yet to Come!

By |2019-12-04T10:24:14+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An incredible year in a challenging market place Drone Safe Register CEO Mark Boyt rounded up an incredible year in a challenging market place in a live audience session this week. These regular live sessions are a great opportunity for Mark to update DSR members on changes in drone regulations, new business deals and pipeline opportunities. More are planned throughout 2020 and guest speakers are lined up to take part. Needless to say, it’s been a tough year for many industries due to uncertainty over Brexit and future government. Businesses offering emerging technology like drones can be affected even [...]

3 12, 2019

Capture Your Event By Drone

By |2019-12-03T10:01:21+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fun runs, triathlons and Tough Mudder style events are becoming increasingly popular. As well as raising money for charity, people are keen to find new ways to challenge themselves and keep fit. If you’re organising one of these events, it’s worth hiring a sporting events aerial photographer. Photos taken on smartphones are a great way to remember sporting events and share achievements on social media, but nothing beats an aerial perspective. TV crews in helicopters circle the air at events like the London Marathon and Great North Run, and you can have the same professional looking footage and photos [...]

30 11, 2019

Drones For Restricted Access 

By |2019-11-30T14:47:02+00:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|0 Comments

Drones For Restricted Access Maintaining parts of a building where access is restricted can be a challenge. Examples include roofs, chimney stacks, aerials and lift mechanisms. Scaffolding has been one of the only options in the past, but this can be time consuming to organise and expensive to arrange. An emerging alternative is to hire a restricted access aerial photographer. To photograph and record data from buildings of one or two storeys an aerial photographer may use a pole-mounted camera. These devices can typically reach around thirty feet into the air, so can be useful for basic roof inspections of [...]

27 11, 2019

Getting a Fair Deal Thanks to Drone Technology

By |2019-11-27T16:14:08+00:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Getting a Fair Deal Thanks to Drone Technology Insurance companies don’t always have great reputations. It’s been said that they can be quick to take your money when you’re buying a policy, but slow and reluctant to pay out when you need to make a claim. Fortunately the industry is very well regulated in the UK, and companies do actually try to ‘treat customers fairly’ but that doesn’t always happen. Storm claims can be one of the most contentious. Insurance companies often have a very specific definition of what actually constitutes a ‘storm.’ They will take data from [...]

26 11, 2019

How a Drone Property Photographer Can Help Sell Your Home

By |2019-11-26T14:38:30+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Drone Photographer Can Help Sell Your Home Faster The UK housing market is in a strange state at the moment. Interest rates are at record lows making borrowing cheaper than ever, but uncertainty over Brexit and future government has made people very nervous. Prices are falling in many areas, and properties are taking longer to sell. So what can you do if you’re stuck without a buyer for your house? There are many ways you can improve the chances of selling your home without spending too much money. Initially it’s about what estate agents call ‘curb appeal.’ [...]

13 11, 2019

Drone Photography For Hotel & Leisure

By |2019-11-13T11:04:51+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Photography For Hotel & Leisure Aerial photography is a great way to showcase a hotel or leisure resort and attract visitors. If a venue is in an attractive setting or has its own gardens and grounds, there’s no better way to view it than from the air. A hotels aerial photographer is now an affordable option thanks to drone technology. A commercial drone operator can produce high-resolution photographs and video footage for marketing literature, social media and website use. Hotels on the coast or in countryside locations are particularly attractive when shot from the air. Here are some important [...]

9 11, 2019

Drones Help Flood Damage Insurance Claims

By |2019-11-09T11:12:54+00:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

As many as one on six properties in England and Wales are at risk of flooding. Climate change is likely to increase the problem over coming years, so Government and local authorities are having to consider what steps to take. Unfortunately, of course, limited budgets and competing demands for resources may limit improvements in flood defences. Surface water flooding happens for a number of reasons. Periods of heavy rainfall can result in saturation of soil and drainage systems simply not being able to cope with volumes. Rivers burst their banks in extreme situations. Melting snow in winter can [...]

8 11, 2019

Drone Safe Register Members Spearhead New UK Drone Registration Scheme

By |2019-11-08T17:04:40+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Hundreds of members have now registered. Drone Safe Register are proud to see that hundreds of our Professional and Amateur members have embraced the CAA’s registration scheme and are signing up in support. There has been something of a backlash within the drone community, but protesting and fuelling debate simply adds costs to the scheme which the whole of the community will be responsible for at a later date. As drones have become more popular and affordable, a registration scheme was inevitable. The tiny minority of irresponsible and unlawful drone pilots have given the rest of us a [...]

6 11, 2019

Drone Operator ID Stickers

By |2019-11-06T19:50:33+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Operator ID Labels, Spec's and Shop link. From the 1st of November 2019 we are pleased to announce our new Drone Operator ID Sticker service. This service is open to all Operators and sent first class delivery. All Professional and Amateur Flyer membership plans will have 2 x Operator ID Stickers included for free at renewal but we have now opened this up to non DSR members to help the UK community become legal by the 30th November 2019. You can order directly from our new SHOP or select a membership plan HERE which will now include ID labels. [...]

5 11, 2019

Aerial photography has become more affordable

By |2019-11-05T22:50:08+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Just because a drone is registered does not mean the operator can use it commercially. Aerial photography has become affordable over the past few years thanks to drone technology. It’s no longer necessary to hire a light aircraft or helicopter to capture images from the sky. As well as being cheaper and easier to arrange, drones can capture images and video in ways that wouldn’t be possible with manned aircraft.  Drones are now used for a wide range of commercial applications. Surveying land for agriculture and construction projects. Data can be recorded and presented in a variety of formats. [...]

4 11, 2019

Event Filming With Drones

By |2019-11-04T11:29:13+00:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hiring Drones For Events in the UK Event drone photography is becoming increasingly popular. An aerial perspective is ideal for everything from sporting events to rock concerts. Photographs and video of an event are ideal for marketing via social media and sharing with people who attend and take part. The fact that crowds are likely to gather means that an events aerial photographer has to treat safety as a priority. Flying over crowds is in breach of CAA regulations and can have serious repercussions for a drone operator if he doesn’t follow protocols. It’s critical to check that a [...]

2 11, 2019

My Roof Is Leaking What Should I Do?

By |2019-11-02T09:31:07+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  Roof inspections are required for a number of reasons The process has become far easier, safer and cheaper thanks to drone technology. A roof aerial photographer can produce high quality images and video footage for surveyors and other experts to view and refer back to. Chimney structures, towers, windows and guttering can be checked in a drone roof inspection.  Traditional methods for inspecting roofs and hard to access areas include the use of scaffolding, access platforms, steeplejacks or cherry picker hire. Cameras attached to extending poles are also used for simple inspection work. The advantages of hiring a roofing [...]

1 11, 2019

Solar Panel Maintenance & Inspection

By |2019-11-01T10:27:59+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

  The need to shift to renewable energy sources means that use of solar power is increasing. In the right location, solar panels are a simple and cost-effective way to generate electricity. Some homeowners are now installing solar panels to generate their own power, and the UK Government has a number of solar power stations planned. Solar panels are heavily exposed to the weather, and this means they require regular inspection and maintenance. A solar panel aerial photographer is the ideal solution for this. Using drone technology, visual and thermographic images can be captured without the need for physically accessing [...]

31 10, 2019

Nationwide Coastal Erosion Report & Land Survey By Drone

By |2019-10-31T16:05:42+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Aerial surveys can provide valuable data on many things not visible at ground level. Industries benefiting include construction, mining, transportation and archaeology. Light aircraft have been the go-to option for aerial surveys until recently, but drone technology is now a more flexible and affordable option. Satellite imagery technology may be suitable in some cases, but the quality and resolution doesn’t match that available from aerial drone cameras. An experienced land surveys aerial photographer can advise you on the best options for the type of survey required. For example, two-dimensional images can be used to extract three-dimensional measurements. Lidar (Light [...]

31 10, 2019

An important update for all DSR Members 

By |2019-10-31T14:13:13+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Registration update After much thought we have decided to keep well away from bulk uploading member details to the CAA. This means DSR members will need to register directly with the CAA before the 30th November 2019. Registration should open on the 5th November, you can find the link on our membership page. The cost for registering is £9 payable yearly. As a growing responsible community, please register as soon as you can next week. Drone Operator ID stickers We are pleased to announce DSR will include 2 high quality drone aircraft stickers to all members. Anyone joining or renewing [...]

27 10, 2019

How to register my drone safely & securely?

By |2019-11-06T01:39:44+00:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5th November. Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator. The cost for this is now £9 per year. You will also need to take and pass an online education test but don’t worry, this is free and renewable every 3 years and can be done easily on line. Both of these requirements become law on 30 November 2019. Purchase Drone Operator ID Stickers HERE When you register, you’ll get [...]

19 10, 2019

Major Disaster? Or Just a Cheap Shot?

By |2019-10-19T18:04:08+00:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Major Take Cheap Shot At Drone Safe Register  Today we have learned that Robert Garbett CEO of the Drone Major Group has decided to take a cheap shot at Drone Safe Register on the back of this week’s news of the Jessops retail group calling in administrators. Not only did Robert post on his Drone Accelerator Facebook page but then decided to share this post publicly to over 30 UK drone-based community groups.  Credit droneaccelerator According to news reports Peter Jones is planning to seek a deal with Jessop’s landlords and lenders. This is a common process that [...]

18 10, 2019

Drones in Civil Engineering and Construction – A lost opportunity?

By |2019-10-21T15:27:03+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones in Civil Engineering and Construction - a lost opportunity? The UK commercial drone industry has really got to get its act together if it does not want to miss out on the much-heralded financial rewards predicted for the industry, according to Drone Safe Register’s Adrian Westwood following his attendance at two of the UK's largest civil engineering and construction industry trade fairs.  The Kent Construction Expo 2019 at the Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, attracted more than 2,000 visitors to the 170+ trade stands, representing the largest gathering of construction industry professionals, contractors and specialist service providers in the [...]

13 10, 2019

NOTAMs Under Review. Have Your Say

By |2019-10-13T20:05:09+00:00October 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

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

By |2019-10-11T11:42:17+00:00October 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) [...]