24 09, 2019

ALL commercial Drone Pilots have to take online test and register their drones before the end of November 2019.

By |2019-10-27T20:16:55+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: CAA, EASA, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reminder. ALL PfCO holders have to take online test and register their drone before November 30, 2019 The compulsory online Drone Registration and test for UAV operators and pilots comes into force on November 30, 2019, with a £1,000 fine if you do not comply. The online test and Register My Drone will be available from October 1, 2019. The regulations apply to UAVs weighing between 250g and 20kg that are used outdoors. Although commercial UAV operators and pilots have spent thousands of pounds on CAA fees, ground schools and flight tests, undertaken specialist training such as mapping, inspection [...]

23 09, 2019

Drone Safe Register Starts National Media Campaign To Secure More Contracts For Its Members

By |2019-09-23T15:27:45+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Members, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Industry opportunities Drone Safe Register has started on its first national media campaign to secure more contracts for you, its members, and to promote the whole UAV industry to potential large-scale adopters. Spearheaded by DSR’s new communications manager, Adrian Westwood, the campaign intends to raise the profile of UAV operators in their local towns, counties and regions through targeted press releases, business articles, media coverage and photo-opportunities. “The UK UAV industry is still very much in its infancy and the majority of business sectors have yet to recognise the financial and environmental benefits offered by UAVs. Drone Safe [...]

23 09, 2019

Working In Partnering With A Number Of Businesses Across All Industries

By |2019-09-23T15:03:45+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register work is partnering with a number of businesses across all industries to promote the use of drone technology. In the insurance world we have partnered with Qlaims Ltd to give us access to the UK insurance market. Qlaims is a company based in the heart of the insurance world in London, and the Directors have many years of experience working for companies such as AXA and Aviva. They understand how these business operate and how to introduce disruptive technology into what’s a very traditional industry. Jon Mainwaring is the Chief Technology Officer of Qlaims and works [...]

23 09, 2019

Drone Safe Register Appoints Communication Manager

By |2019-09-23T13:57:34+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register Appoints Communication Manager The UAV industry in the UK is poised for a dramatic increase in demand over the next two years, and Drone Safe Register has appointed Adrian Westwood as its Communications Manager to help expand its national network of professional UAV operators and to promote the UAV industry to UK businesses. “Adrian is not only an experienced public relations and communications manager, he also holds his own CAA Permission for Commercial Operations and flies mapping, surveying and inspection missions through his Drone Reconnaissance Services and Kent Drone Surveys,” explained Drone Safe Register Chief Executive [...]

20 09, 2019

No change in how unconfirmed drone near misses reported

By |2019-09-20T16:47:46+00:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Members, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The way unconfirmed drone v manned aircraft near misses are reported and logged will not change anytime soon, was the message delegates heard at a top-table meeting held in London yesterday (Thursday 19/09) The AirProx Stakeholder Engagement Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society was organised by the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS) and was attended by representatives from across the UAV industry, including Adrian Westwood from Drone Safe Register. The delegates were addressed by Andrew Hamilton, UAS Sector Lead at the CAA; Aleks Kowalski, a commercial airline pilot; Steve Forward, Director of the UK AirProx Board; Mark [...]

17 09, 2019

Find your nearest NQE

By |2019-09-18T08:37:00+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our new training map is here! We have lift off for our new drone training map! Calling all budding aerial filmers, drone enthusiasts and drone operators…find your nearest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved training provider through Drone Safe Register today! As you’ll know, to operate a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO, also known as a ‘drone licence’). A National Qualified Entity (NQE) will have been assessed by the CAA and given the authority to recommend pass students for their drone permission. CAA training providers You can now [...]

10 09, 2019

Professional drone services

By |2019-09-10T20:17:34+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The insurance industry is an obvious market for professional drone services The insurance industry is an obvious market for professional drone services. The ability to get ‘eyes in the sky’ is ideal at both the risk assessment and underwriting stage and for assessment of damage should a claim occur. The UK insurance market has been slow to adopt drone technology but there are signs it’s being recognised as an option and at Drone Safe Register we are now receiving enquiries. Current solutions for viewing hard to access areas include camera poles, scaffolding and access platforms. Camera poles are a [...]

8 09, 2019

The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed…

By |2019-09-08T20:15:22+00:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

DSR survey results are in! The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed… We launched our first Drone Safe Register (DSR) Pro Members survey on Monday 3 September. Within the first 24 hours, we received over 200 responses with more members supplying valuable data leading up to the survey closing on Sunday at 6pm. If any members are reading this, please note the survey is now closed. This survey has given us some real positive feedback as well as areas to improve upon... We asked you what you get most out of being a member, what you [...]

8 09, 2019

Aerial filming – innovation and change

By |2019-09-08T18:08:19+00:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial filming,  drone deliveries, Iran unveiling new reconnaissance and attack drone! If you’re like us, you’ll be wondering what the future holds for drones. In a recent article we wrote about a few of the benefits of aerial filming, drone usage and we’ve also briefly touched on drone deliveries. We think is pertinent to discuss aerial filming with regard to its future and what this may look like for drone and drone flight. Originally, consumer drones were used by a few aerial filming and aerial photography enthusiasts. It all really started with drone hobbyists. Not overnight, but after a [...]

5 09, 2019

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off?

By |2019-09-05T20:05:36+00:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off? Home deliveries have skyrocketed in recent years. Fuelled by online shopping, the collapse of the high street and our increasingly busy lives, we now have everything from clothes to groceries delivered on a daily basis. A study by analysts Mintel claims that 49% of UK consumers did their grocery shopping online in 2018. But is there really a need for deliveries by drone, and what could this mean for the wider drone industry? The general public have a growing expectation that unmanned aircraft will be delivering their pizzas and weekly shopping in the [...]

3 09, 2019

Aerial Filming

By |2019-09-08T09:34:20+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial Filming Drones continue to make the news and with more and more aerial filming, aerial photography and ‘drone-for-hire’ operators flying in under the radar, it’s not always good news! In an article we wrote, we mentioned that Drone Safe Register is making headway in the campaign to encourage safe and responsible use of drone technology and its increasing use in industry. But, with all the negative press associated with aerial filming or drone usage, and before we move ever closer to the idea of ‘drone delivery’ - have some overshot the runway? With aerial filming the possibilities are [...]