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31 05, 2018

New Drone Laws to Improve Safety

By |2019-01-23T14:36:10+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Following an announcement in May 2018, new drone laws are on the way in the UK. There is a lot of confusion in the UK around the ownership and use of drones, and the announcement of new drone laws coincides with a report by PWC predicting massive growth in their use. A commonly asked question is do I need a drone licence? The answer to this will remain no after the new laws are introduced, but owners of drones weighing more than 250g will have to register their aircraft. The idea behind this is to encourage [...]

31 05, 2018

Changes to Regulations May 2018 – Do I need a drone licence?

By |2019-02-01T10:40:31+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: legacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The day after a report on the future of the drone industry was released by accountants PWC, new regulations were announced to improve safety. Some will come into effect immediately, with others being introduced later. The question do I need a drone licence in the UK is still often asked, and the new regulations help to clarify this. CAA approved drone pilot already operate to strict safety and privacy regulations, so it’s hobbyists who are likely to fee the impact of new drone laws in the UK. There is a lot of confusion around whether you need a drone licence [...]

31 05, 2018

Drone Hire in Kent

By |2019-01-23T13:40:00+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a little known fact but the first British flight took place in Kent. Way back in 1909 John Moore Brabazon made the first officially recognised aeroplane flight on the Isle of Sheppey and was granted the UK’s first pilot licence. I wonder what he would have made of drones that are becoming a common sight in the sky above Kent!   Drone hire in Kent is becoming very popular as more and more industries and businesses are embracing the technology. There’s still some public perception that drones are toys and can be a menace, but this [...]

31 05, 2018

Dramatic Rise in Drone Pilot Hire Predicted

By |2019-01-29T09:39:42+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Accountancy giant PWC released a report in May 2018 predicting an exciting future for anyone involved in drone pilot hire. The industry is projected to offer a boost to the UK’s economy of over £42 billion by the year 2030. Drones are still regarded as toys and a dangerous nuisance by many, but the PWC report sets out the positive impact unmanned aircraft are having in a broad range of industries. It predicts that over 72,000 drones will be in the UK’s sky by the end of the next decade, and gives specific financial projections that [...]

31 05, 2018

Drone Hire Opportunities to Create Over 600,000 Jobs

By |2019-03-19T21:16:51+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A report published by accountants PWC in May 2018 predicts an explosion in the drone industry over the next decade. The story was picked up by the BBC and The Guardian, and it’s a great step forward in changing public perception of drones as ‘toys’ and a dangerous nuisance. The report states that increased use of drones in sectors from energy to construction will lift GDP by some 2%. This is fantastic news for CAA approved drone pilots and anyone thinking about careers in the drone industry. Over 600,000 new jobs will result from increased use [...]

30 05, 2018

Will New Drone Law be Enforced?

By |2019-01-23T16:05:42+01:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Will litigation against illegal operators in the UK increase or will it continue to appear sidelined by the Police?  The CAA have officially laid the responsibility of enforcing the new rules at the door of the UK’s Police forces. Essential information to take away from the statements released today: New laws now in force [30th May 2018] Below 400ft No closer than 1000m from airports New laws coming into force [30th November 2019] All aircraft over 250grams in weight must be registered Pilots of these aircraft must undertake online tests £5- £10 per UAV (Estimated) The DFT article states: “Users who fail [...]

25 05, 2018

Approved Drone Pilots – CAA Warning

By |2019-01-29T11:28:54+01:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: legacy|0 Comments

If you want to hire a drone operator in the UK, you must check that they are working with approval from the Civil Aviation authority. Otherwise you risk paying for an unsafe pilot without insurance cover. You could also face a hefty fine for hiring an illegal drone operator. Drones are now being used in a wide range of industries and this trend is growing every day. You can search the Drone Safe Register website for an instant drone hire quote HERE and be confident that you’ll find approved, legal operators. Hiring a cheap drone operator without CAA approval [...]

25 05, 2018

How Do You Search Drone Operators

By |2019-01-29T11:29:52+01:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: legacy|0 Comments

With the use of drones becoming more common, you may need to find an operator in your area. Whether it’s to produce aerial photographs to promote a golf club or to carry out a roof inspection for an insurance claim, drones can be very effective in the right hands. Unfortunately, there are many illegal operators and cowboys out to make a fast buck with drone technology, so it’s important to search drone operators carefully. Some of the things to check when looking at drone hire companies include the following. Are they an approved drone pilot? Anyone using a drone [...]

25 05, 2018

Registered Drone Hire Pilot

By |2019-01-23T16:13:21+01:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones do not have to be registered in the UK at the moment, but the government has announced plans to change this. The timetable and details are yet to be confirmed, but it’s believed drone registration will only apply to aircraft weighing more than 250g. You do have to be approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to carry out commercial work at the moment, and this can cause confusion. It also means that if you need to hire a drone pilot you should check that he has the necessary CAA approval. An approved drone pilot operates [...]

25 05, 2018

Drone Hire Quote

By |2019-01-29T11:31:57+01:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: legacy|0 Comments

Obtaining an instant drone hire quote is easy thanks to Drone Safe Register. The organisation was set up to promote the safe use of drones and support people entering this exciting new industry, and now has over 380 approved drone pilots. Drones are being used in everything from agriculture to construction, and the hire costs depend on a number of factors. A drone hire quote for a basic aerial photography job can be as low as £200, but a full day’s hire involving specialist equipment is more likely to be around £1,000. Running a drone hire business in the [...]

25 05, 2018

Instant Drone Hire Quote

By |2019-01-23T16:08:43+01:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones are being used in a range of industries now, but where would you look if you need to hire a drone pilot in the UK? A search engine or local directory might be a place to start, but how can you be confident you’ll get an experienced professional? The instant drone hire quote facility from Drone Safe Register is the answer. Anyone using a drone for business or profit in the UK must have approval to carry out commercial operations from the Civil Aviation Authority. A CAA approved drone pilot can carry out different types [...]

22 05, 2018

Drones for Insurance Claims

By |2019-01-23T16:33:02+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The insurance industry is one of many that are benefiting from the ability to hire a drone pilot in the UK. An approved drone pilot can be with you in a matter of hours and save a huge amount of time and expense in dealing with an insurance claim. In spite of popular belief, insurance companies don’t go out of their way to avoid paying claims. Unfortunately, the industry has been slow to adopt new technology, and there is a shortage of qualified insurance professionals in the UK. These are just two of the factors that [...]

22 05, 2018

What do CAA Approved Drone Pilots Do?

By |2019-01-29T09:43:26+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: General|0 Comments

CAA approved drone pilots are operators who have been granted a PFCO. This stands for Permission to Fly Commercial Operations, and it means a drone pilot can legally offer his services for hire. The type of work a CAA approved drone pilot carries out depends on several factors including the following. The pilot’s background and work experience. For example, an experienced building surveyor may see the opportunity to offer drone hire for roof survey work and drone hire for roof inspections. A wedding photographer may want to offer aerial photography and video footage as part of [...]

22 05, 2018

The Drone Code

By |2019-01-23T16:38:45+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In 2016 the Civil Aviation Authority worked with industry representatives to investigate the consumer drone sector. This led to the development of the so called Drone Code. The Drone Code sets out very clearly and simply the rules and guidelines for flying drones within the law in the UK. Some of the findings of the CAA’s 2016 review included – The majority of people considering the purchase of a drone planned to use it for recreation. This has changed over the past couple of years in that increasing numbers of people are interested in becoming CAA [...]

22 05, 2018

2018 drone hire costs

By |2019-01-29T11:30:32+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: legacy|0 Comments

Drone hire costs have fallen in recent years as the price of the equipment has reduced. A drone capable of producing high resolution photographs and 4K video now costs around £1,000. New models are being released all the time, and this means you can pick up older models at great prices. It’s important to note that commercial drone hire costs need to take account of more than just the equipment involved. As well as the aircraft itself, a pilot requires safety equipment, maintenance tools and spare batteries. The latter alone can be very expensive. Many commercial operators use high [...]

22 05, 2018

Drone hire in Huntingdonshire.

By |2019-01-29T11:32:30+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: legacy|0 Comments

Where would you begin to search if you needed drone hire in Huntingdonshire? There are thousands of people who offer drone services in the UK now, but not all of them operate safely or legally. If you need to hire a drone operator for commercial purposes, it’s important that you don’t hire a cowboy. There’s no such thing as a drone licence in the UK, but anyone using one for reward or profit must be approved to do so by the Civil Aviation Authority. This ensures that safety standards are maintained and that the public, property and manned aircraft [...]

22 05, 2018

Do I need a drone licence?

By |2019-01-29T11:33:01+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: legacy|0 Comments

One of the most common questions asked by people entering the exciting world of unmanned aircraft is do I need a drone licence? The regulations are under review, but currently you do not need a licence to own a drone. If you use it in business or for profit you do need approval to operate from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), but this isn’t a drone licence in the strict sense. Approval to use a drone commercially comes in the form of a PFCO – Permission to Fly Commercial Operations. Do I need a drone licence isn’t the real [...]

22 05, 2018

Do you Need a Drone Licence?

By |2019-01-23T16:46:23+01:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The popularity and affordability of drones is making many people think about a career in the industry. A frequently asked question is therefore ‘Do I need a CAA drone licence.’ If you use a drone for personal use as a hobby, CAA approval isn’t required as such. However, you still need to fly safely and responsibly and be aware of the general public. Anyone using a drone for business or profit does need a CAA drone license in the form of a ‘PfCO’ – or Permission to Fly Commercial Operations to give it the full title. [...]

2 05, 2018

Approved DSR Drone Pilots

By |2019-01-23T16:52:50+01:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The UK drone industry is still regarded as being in it’s early days, however Drone Safe Register (and it’s industry leading network of professional drone pilots) is at the leading edge of legislation and law interpretation. Members converse regularly on these topics as a sound understanding is paramount in their businesses. Something worth keeping in mind is that the CAA have a safety first approach for all operations, be it drones, gilders or 747's landing at Heathrow. Obviously, this is a good thing. It helps to ensure operations involving drones in the UK are safe and [...]