29 07, 2019

Drone Scenarios – Common Questions

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Drone Scenarios – Common QuestionsIt might seem strange to talk about the limitation of UAVs on a website that specifically promotes them, but sometimes they are simply not the right tool for the job. Lets take a look at some assignments that our pilot members have reported being requested to complete and the reason why they were (or weren’t) possible Scenario 1 A client suspects that their neighbour is building illegally on their property but they can’t be sure as they can’t get a clear view from the ground. So they would like a drone to make a quick flight form their own pr [...]

26 07, 2019

CAA Drone Registration Count Down

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CAA Drone Registration Count DownIn 2018, the Government decided that there was a need for a drone registration scheme to be put in place.  As companion to this, a competency test pass would also be required in order to legally fly a drone in the UK.Register with us HEREThese requirements apply to all drone users, including leisure flyers and run in addition to the procedure that pilots must follow in order to obtain CAA Permission for Commercial Operation.The CAA launched an initial consultation process to gather ideas and opinions from all interested parties and this week has [...]

22 07, 2019

Drones and Search and Rescue

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Drones and Search and RescueDrones are really tailor made to assist search and rescue teams. They offer the ability to cover large areas in a fraction of the time of a ground based search, and over any type of terrain. The emergency services have already begun to leverage the power of having a cost-effective camera in the sky with many police forces across the UK and Ireland now having their own drone fleet.  Using UAVs to carry out searches for missing people and offenders is one obvious use but they are also being flown as part of risk assessment and planning projects, to gather a [...]

20 07, 2019

Drones and Police Use

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Drones and Police UseDrones are now far more commonly being used by Police Forces across the UK to assist them in their fight against crime. Although drones offer a cost-effective approach in many areas, they are not seen as a replacement for the National Police Air Service helicopters so we can expect to see them on duty for many years to come. However, the speed with which a drone can be deployed, and the cost savings means that UAV technology is starting to offer benefit in many areas. Wiltshire Police Drones Wiltshire Police cite the difference in cost and time to charge a batter [...]

15 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – Categories and Classes – Part 2

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Understanding EASA Drone RegulationsCategories and Classes – Part 2 EASA regulations have been developed to allow free circulation of drones within Europe and apply clear and comprehensive safety standards to the field of unmanned aerial systems. They become applicable in the UK on July 1st 2020.  This blog series looks at separate aspects of the upcoming changes. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the new categories for drone operation and classes of drone. There will be three categories of drone operation and they relate to the level of risk involved in carrying out t [...]

13 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – an Overview Part 1

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Understanding EASA Drone RegulationsAn Overview – Part 1 The early part of 2019 has seen the publication of a new a set of regulations regarding drone use in Europe. Initially proposed in the Summer of 2015, the aim is to standardise UAS regulations across Europe with a wider goal of promoting the growth of the European drone industry through this simplification across contracted States. However, the regulations themselves look anything but simple so we’re going to look at different aspects over the coming weeks and months to break it all down into more manageable chunks. You [...]

8 07, 2019

The CAA Innovation Hub

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The CAA's new Innovation HubThe CAA has been established for nearly half a century and has undoubtedly seen a huge amount of changes in that time, from increased demand to changes in airspace use.  With the rise in drone technology and the possibilities opened up by developments in artificial intelligence, this pace of change looks to be increasing.The next decade is likely to see radically different airspace usage. To this end, the CAA are meeting the challenge head on with the creation of their Innovation Hub.This is a dedicated workspace designed to enable innovators to bring [...]

6 07, 2019

Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

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Is a Drone Right for you at your Wedding?You can book HEREThere is a long list of tasks that you are faced with if you’re planning your dream wedding, and now there is a new checkbox – should I hire a drone?Picture by – DroneCam Solutions Ltd Some photographers and videographers have added this serviced as part of their package, but many haven’t because of the expense of the equipment and the stringent regularity requirements to fly legally. A pilot flying for ‘commercial gain’ requires CAA Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and a minimum of £700,000 [...]

1 07, 2019

National Drone Network – National Drone Solution Account Management

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Find Drone Solutions with National Account ManagementDrone Safe Register is the UK and Ireland’s largest professional National Drone Network. We offer a national network of qualified and legal drone pilots to meet all commercial aerial photography and filming requirements. Our national account management scheme is designed to leverage the power of this network and delivery a one-stop account management solution for commercial UAV pilot deployment. Where clients have a nationwide need for aerial photography, video or thermal imaging, working alongside Drone Safe Register means tha [...]