31 12, 2018

DSR New Year Resolutions

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As one year rolls into the next, it's an ideal time to look back on everything that has happened in the last 12 months and and take a beat to think about what's in store for the year ahead. 2018 So it goes without saying that this year has been incredible for DSR. It's seen our visit to Dragons' Den to further our plans to become more than just a national directory of UK approved drone pilots. We can now offer more than ever to our members in terms of discounts and benefits as well [...]

29 12, 2018

Used Drones for Sale

By |2019-11-25T22:09:40+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As part of our newly launched website, DSR are excited to announce the introduction of 'the Marketplace' - a brand new way of buying and selling drone equipment in the UK. If you're a drone pilot at any level - from hobbyist to commercial operator - you'll know that the world of drone technology moves fast. That can mean that you quite often want to sell kit that you no longer need or you're interested in looking for a bargain upgrade. This amazing new feature is offering everyone in the UK a [...]

26 12, 2018

Working with the RAF and Low Flying Requirements

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The military carry out essential training exercises at low altitudes and these flights are not limited to specific geographical zones and timetables. They can occur anywhere in the UK, at any time of the day or night and can be under 400 feet or even as low as the ground in the case of helicopters taking off and landing. So these flights mean that all drone pilots will potentially be sharing the airspace.  This applies to commercial pilots of course but also to hobbyists – we all need to play our part in reporting flights and [...]

24 12, 2018

The CAA Drone Awareness Study 2018

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's easy to be misled by the news headlines into thinking that drones have nothing positive to offer the UK economy and indeed society but the CAA, as the body in charge of creating the set of rules and regulations that control their use, were keen to get behind the front pages and find out what people really thought about UAVs. So they interviewed a large number of people from members of the public through to commercial pilots to try to find out where opinion really lies and to be able to build a [...]

22 12, 2018

Gatwick Drone Disruption – DSR Press Release

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release 22nd December 2018 Commercial Certified Drone Pilots Fear Knee-Jerk Reaction to Illegal Drone Activity at Gatwick Drone Safe Register (DSR), who represent around 500 professional, commercially approved CAA certified drone pilots, are expressing concern that due to public pressure authorities and legislators will rush to make legal recommendations for the use of drones that will not be fit for purpose. Baroness Randerson has already today launched ill-informed political rhetoric on increasing further legislation in particular widening the airport perimeters from 1km to 5km, despite knowing that this would have made zero difference [...]

22 12, 2018

DSR New Members’ Benefit – Online Forum

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Members|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The last few weeks have seen a lot of changes in DSR's online world, with the introduction of our brand new website. Obviously this is a very public change as all of our visitors are beginning to enjoy its new features and functions. However, we've also been working hard behind the scenes bringing on a new member benefit - the Forum. This is exclusively available to all of our drone pilot members and is a one stop shop for all DSR resources - from website branding to forms and templates. More importantly perhaps, [...]

17 12, 2018

Drones and Construction Projects

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In a recent study in the US, one of the biggest potential areas where drones are predicted to be deployed is in the construction industry and there’s no reason to think that the UK market will operate any differently. From Survey to Construction Before any project starts, a land survey is an essential first step. Drones can accomplish this faster and more simply than a ground based team which is an immediate cost saving.  Add to this, the ability of a UAV to create a detailed map either in 2D or 3D and [...]

15 12, 2018

DSR and Scopito partner to bring further members benefits

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: General, News, Promotions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One Platform with Endless Possibilities Speed up your workflow with Scopito and DSR and grow your business.. Scopito is a powerful tool for the management of inspection data that lets you store, analyse and share all your data easily. The interactive reporting portal organises data captured from all devices and at all angles, and generates smart professional PDF reports almost instantly. Drone Safe Register and Scopito have partnered to bring the DSR membership exclusive access to the platform on a PAYG basis. For just £50 members can have all benefits of the platform for one inspection with a [...]

15 12, 2018

Looking for the Perfect Gift for the Drone Enthusiast in your Life?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: General, Hobbyist|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flying drones is fast becoming a very popular hobby here in the UK with this year’s crop of Christmas trees bound to have a few drone shaped packages underneath them. If you’re looking to treat the drone enthusiast in your life with the perfect gift to go with their brand new copter, or just to gift them with a drone accessory they’ll really get benefit from, then you will soon be able to buy them a Drone Safe Register Hobbyist Membership. Priced at £29.95 for the year, hobbyist membership gets your pilot Welcome pack including all current [...]

10 12, 2018

CAA Begin their Drone Consultation

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The 30th May 2018 saw the government's announcement that further drone laws were being introduced as part of their ‘ Industrial Strategy: the Grand Challenges ’  initiative designed to take drones safely forward into the UK's future. These laws will affect all drone users (flying craft over 250g which includes the DJI Spark) from the casual hobbyist to the full time commercial pilot but the good news is that we all have time to prepare. The CAA have just launched their own consultation survey to allow them to build the necessary systems and procedures to accommodate the new legislation and [...]

8 12, 2018

Best Drone for a child this Christmas

By |2019-10-01T00:20:53+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: General, Jessops|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What better way to inspire the next generation of drone pilots that to get them one of their very own.  Drones have captured the imaginations of lots of children this year and it's likely they are going to be mentioned on lots of letters to Santa already. The first thing to say is that we'd recommend that drones, even 'toy' ones, are best bought for the over 8's.  It's hard to imagine that most younger children would get much out of it and they still do need to be flown responsibly as there are [...]

5 12, 2018

DSR Launch the Drone Safe Register 2018 Awards!

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are proud to count some of the best safe and legal drone pilots available across the country in our membership.  With this in mind, DSR is very excited to announce that we have launched our annual Drone awards 2018 to celebrate all of that member talent and their outstanding contribution to the UK Drone Industry. There are four categories for entries, each with a £200 cash prize donated by each category sponsor who will also act as the judge for their category. The Film & Television Aerial Imagery Award [...]

1 12, 2018

A Pre Winter Drone Home Inspection

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With winter fast approaching, it is time for all of us here across the UK to think about getting our homes ready for the battering of the season. Sometimes, prevention is better than cure but the cost and inconvenience of a traditional roof inspection can mean that we put it off and simply hope for the best. This means that damage can occur to the outside of our properties which we don’t know about until that damage can be seen on the interior – more expensive to fix and more inconvenience all round. Scaffolding or elevated [...]