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 [...]

13 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – an Overview Part 1

By |2019-07-13T16:19:56+00:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, EASA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations An 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 [...]

21 06, 2019

When can you fly a drone by Gatwick Airport?

By |2019-06-21T15:53:43+00:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can't fly a drone near an airport... or can you? The drone incursion at Gatwick Airport last December was clearly a reckless and deliberate act of sabotage, the consequences of which brought misery to the travelling public and burdened the airport and airlines alike with significant expense and logistic upheaval.  The cost to the UK has been put in excess of £50m. While the story moves off into distant memory, 6 months on from the incident, the aftermath has also left its mark on the fledgling commercial drone services industry, with many operators, particularly those that work [...]

20 06, 2019

An Amazing Professional Members Meeting at Gatwick Air Museum

By |2019-06-21T10:07:46+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An Incredible Agenda at the DSR Professional Members Meeting June 19th saw Drone Safe Register bringing together industry experts along with more than one hundred of its members at Gatwick Aviation Museum for a second business meeting, building on the success of the last meeting in September 2018 Photography by Nigel Bowles at John Connor Press Associates Ltd The venue, Gatwick Air Museum, lies meters away from the end of the runway at Gatwick Airport and was deliberately chosen on this occasion for that reason. There have been significant consequences [...]

10 06, 2019

Is it legal to shoot down a drone over your property?

By |2019-06-10T10:39:06+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Is legal to shoot down a drone that is flying over your property There can be an element of fear around drones at the moment, largely promoted by the media as nothing sells copies of their papers better than providing a target for worry or righteous indignation! Of course, here at Drone Safe Register, we know that drones in the hands of safe and legal pilots have a great deal to offer to the public and we’re working hard to get that message across.  So, it’s a little disheartening to us [...]

25 05, 2019

Aerial Drone Inspection

By |2019-11-25T10:55:33+00:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Property, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What can Drones do for Me? Drones have a great deal of industrial and commercial applications, from agriculture through to construction and many more areas besides.  However, they can also provide many benefits to the ‘domestic’ customer. Images copyright Drone Media Imaging Wedding Photography and Videography If you’re getting married, then you can look at hiring a drone pilot to capture your big day from an aerial perspective to add a little cinematic glamour to your wedding imagery. We’ve got lots of advice on the types of venues best suited [...]

20 05, 2019

Drone Pilot Portal

By |2019-10-06T18:38:57+00:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, General, Members|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Drone Pilot Portal & UAV Hub The drone industry is new and changing fast. December 2018 saw apparent drone related activity close Gatwick airport and created a ripple effect amongst the general public with regards to drone operators, and some changes in the law regarding how all drone pilots (both commercial and amateur) can operate. Couple this with the legislation changes that were already in the pipeline to bring the UK into line with the EASA standards and running a UAV business or even enjoying drones in your leisure time, [...]

18 05, 2019

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-18T10:35:18+00:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register In March 2019, Drone Safe Register were very proud to announce their support or All Call Signs – a not for profit organisation that works with veterans and serving military personnel to offer mental health support. Staffed by volunteers with Forces experience, this incredible organisation looks to use their understanding of the struggles of life and out of uniform.  As well as working with the media to raise awareness of mental health issues, they also offer a potentially life-saving Beacon Service, and this is where [...]

4 05, 2019

Drone Registration – 6 Questions for the CAA and Government

By |2019-11-06T01:42:05+00:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

CAA Drone Registration DSR asks 6 Questions of the CAA and Government about the incoming drone registration process and fee Purchase Drone Operator ID Stickers HERE Long before the December 2018 Gatwick drone incident, the Government in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), agreed to implement the EASA harmonised rules and regulations for safe drone operations. In 2018, the UK Government mandated a drone registration and education scheme in the UK to strengthen, they believe, ‘the accountability of drone users and their awareness of how to fly their drones safely’. This now being a matter of [...]

23 04, 2019

Peter Jones, Jessops & DJI back Drones for Schools Programme

By |2019-05-20T14:21:24+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, General, Jessops, News, Peter Jones, Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register launch 'Drones for Schools' This free programme will be available to each of our professional members to use as a dynamic resource opportunity for their local area. It provides them with all the information they need to deliver a structured educational and high-quality programme for pupils within the 7-11-year educational category within the school system throughout the UK and Ireland. Backed by tech giants Jessops, our mutual investor Peter Jones CBE and DJI, the world leader in drone manufacturing, this is the first national [...]

22 04, 2019

Drones and their Use in Agriculture

By |2019-04-20T17:38:46+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones and their Use in Agriculture Drones are playing an increasingly important role in worldwide agriculture. Against a backdrop of a growing world population, faced with the challenge of sustaining food production with dwindling resources, drones can offer a reasonably priced precision farming solution. How can Drones Help The ability to scan large tracts of land that by their nature, inhibit access and manoeuvrability is something that is ideally suited to an unmanned aerial vehicles. Much time can be saved over a ground level survey when assessing land condition, crop health and [...]

8 04, 2019

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments

By |2019-04-09T14:58:24+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments As drone technology has become more and more a part of everyday life, it has become increasingly clear that amendments have will continue to be required to the UK's Air Navigation Order.  The law is never finished as the saying goes and must change to reflect the circumstances and sometimes, the events, of the day. One such event that can be credited with heralding the first of two rounds of changes of SUA operators in 2019, is the shutdown of Gatwick airport [...]

14 03, 2019

5 Amazon Gifts Ideas for the Drone Lover in your Life

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Know someone who loves their drone?  Well, the good news is that not all drone gifts need to cost the earth and you’re sure to delight your UAV drone enthusiast with one of these.  Also, if you want to drop a subtle hint for your Christmas or birthday list, then we’re not judging! 1 - No Such Thing as Too Many Drones If this is the motto of the drone pilot in your life, then look no further for their perfect t-shirt.  It’s available in a number of different colours but we like the [...]

12 03, 2019

March 13th 2019 Air Navigation Order Amendments

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As drone technology has become more and more a part of everyday life, it has become increasingly clear that amendments have been required to the UK's Air Navigation Order. The law is never finished as the saying goes and must change to reflect the circumstances and sometimes, the events, of the day. One such event that can be credited with heralding the first of two rounds of changes of SUA operators in 2019, is the shutdown of Gatwick airport in December 2018 by the apparent unauthorised drone activity. Whether you feel that the amendments are a [...]

11 03, 2019

Drones and Art – Collmot Drones

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones can be used to complete a great deal of functions, from inspections and surveys to search and rescue but this Hungarian company is using them in a completely new way – to create beautiful art in the sky. There are not many people who don’t enjoy the spectacle of lights in the sky but in a world where fireworks are becoming increasingly criticised for their detrimental effect on the environment and effect on local animals and wildlife, these drone shows could provide a perfect solution. Collmot say that their aim, with their creation [...]

9 03, 2019

UAVs and Search and Rescue

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+00:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In September 2018 DJI added a very interesting video to their YouTube channel.  It detailed experiments to measure the different in performance between search and rescue teams with and without drones. The results make for interesting viewing in terms of the drone’s potential as a life saving tool as well as a business asset. “The potential for drones to save lives is clear – at least 160 people have been rescued by drones around the world.” Romeo Durscher, DJI Director of Public Safety Integration 2018 was also the year when the RNLI trialled drones [...]

28 01, 2019

Benefits of drones in Agriculture

By |2019-10-01T00:17:01+00:00January 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+00:00January 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 [...]

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 [...]

16 11, 2018

Drones and Low Flying Military Aircraft

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Whether you are flying your drone for fun or profit, the need to fly safely and legally is often discussed.  Height limits and airspace restrictions are set out in the Drone Code for all to follow and doing so will help to avoid conflict with manned aircraft and the risks that this poses.  Generally speaking, civilian manned aircraft will operate over the 400 foot ceiling applied to UAV flights and so you would think that observance of these limits would be sufficient to keep the airspace safe for all. However, when carrying out essential training for operations, military [...]