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30 01, 2019

Drone Safe Register Award Winners Announced

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is with a great deal of pride that Drone Safe Register announced the winners of their 2018 awards.  We were flooded with entries and this once again confirmed that we have some of the best drone pilots in the UK as members in our growing organisation. The Category The Film & TV Aerial Imagery Award – sponsored by Coverdrone. Among our members, we have some most talented cinematographers in the industry who are behind much of the footage that you see on both your television and on the big screen. This category looked to reward [...]

28 01, 2019

Benefits of drones in Agriculture

By |2019-10-01T00:17:01+01:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's largely agreed that the UK and Ireland have barely begun to tap into the huge potential that commercial drones have to offer. An industry still in its infancy, the business world is still investigating ways in which drones and unmanned aerial vehicles in general can make operations faster, safer and more cost efficient. One area that has been quicker to the party in leveraging 'drone power' is agriculture.  In fact 18% of farmers are now thought to be using drones in some form to assist them with their land management.  Particularly impressive for an industry that has [...]

26 01, 2019

Drones – the Good News

By |2019-03-19T21:16:11+01:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones have been subject to a lot of bad press over the recent years, not least following the events at Gatwick and Heathrow in December 2018. Here at Drone Safe Register, we don’t feel that enough is factually known about the circumstances on those days in December last year for us to make a specific comment as yet, although we are working through legal and governmental channels to see where we can take the drone industry moving forward. It’s clear that there are concerns over illegal operators, the criminal fraternity, safety and invasion of privacy, something [...]

21 01, 2019

Drone Deliveries – Not Just for Pizzas

By |2019-03-19T21:16:11+01:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you tell someone you are a drone pilot, you will often be asked about the potential of UAVs to carry out deliveries (usually pizza, proving that the UK is indeed a nation that loves its food!). Regular headlines appear with multinational companies promising drone deliveries of the goods we order online.  Not that these aren't both laudable goals – we are increasingly time pressed and the idea of fast and responsive deliveries is certainly attractive. However, drones can drop more than your latest Amazon order, and are already carrying out lifesaving work dropping medical supplies [...]

19 01, 2019

Yuneec Demonstration day with Jessops and DSR

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you think of drones, there's no denying that the first brand that probably springs to mind is DJI.  However, they're not the only player in the market. Yuneec offer a full range of high quality craft for both the hobbyist and commercial markets.  A select few DSR members were lucky enough to gain access to their tech centre recently to find out more about them. Yuneec are far from new to the aerial market, having started more than 18 years ago manufacturing remote-controlled aircraft for the model-making community.  Founded in [...]

16 01, 2019

Drone Hire Costs 2019

By |2019-03-19T21:33:05+01:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Of course, every operator and drone hire job is different and there's no way to set a standard price across the board but here at DSR HQ, we have been looking at some trends. Overall, we can see from the trends that UK Drone Hire as well as Drone Operator costs are likely to continue to fall in 2019 as the price of the equipment is reduced and the CAA approve more and more Drone Operators. A drone capable of capturing high resolution photographs and 4K video now costs [...]

14 01, 2019

What does OSC Mean?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It isn't a secret that many players in the drone industry love an acronym and, while it might mean something other pilots, we at DSR want to make hiring a drone as easy as possible so we're always happy to bust an acronym where we can! Today, we're looking at OSC in business practices. If you've been looking at hiring a drone pilot, you're likely to have come across the term 'Operating Safety Case' or 'OSC'.  From this title, it's not exactly clear what the meaning is so here we go with the explanation. [...]

12 01, 2019

CAA Airspace Portal – Checking for Changes

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Airspace counts as an invisible national asset – put simply, it is defined as the part of the atmosphere controlled by a State above its territory and over the sea which it is committed to provide air navigation services. It is divided into two main categories – controlled and uncontrolled space and in the UK, the CAA is the body that’s responsible for administering the rules and regulations regarding it. Over time, obviously, the needs for the airspace change and so the airspace classes need to be amended so they can meet these requirements.  [...]

7 01, 2019

How To Register My Drone In The UK

By |2019-10-01T17:25:41+01:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Hobbyist|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Register My Drone In The UK ENJOY LOTS OF BENEFITS AND BECOME PART OF OUR DRONE SAFE COMMUNITY.   Although Drone Registration is not mandatory we have been registering our hobby members drones for nearly 3 years now. Register your drone with Drone Safe Register HERE Are you an amateur or hobby drone pilot?  This week Drone Safe Register is blogging about the importance of being a responsible amateur drone pilot and the benefits of joining DSR on our Hobby Membership Package. An amateur or hobby drone pilot is classed as anybody flying for non- commercial gain.  [...]

7 01, 2019

DSR and Member Workshops

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops. Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer members the chance to meet with DSR and Jessops experts as well as other industry leading professionals. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops. Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer [...]

5 01, 2019

How drones are supporting search and rescue

By |2019-10-01T00:18:48+01:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It certainly wouldn’t be unusual to open a newspaper or turn on the TV and hear a bad a news story about a drone. From endangering aircraft to dropping drugs into prison, there seems to be no end of coverage about how UAVs are something to be alarmed about. Of course, if you peek behind the headlines, the vast majority of these problems are caused by pilots flying illegally but it’s not surprising that this does cause problems for safe and legal drone pilots as they go about their business. So it is always good when [...]