30 12, 2020

Gold Certified Drone Operators with Drone Safe Register

By |December 30th, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming CAA Featured General Members News Newsletter-Articles Promotions |Tags: |Comments Off on Gold Certified Drone Operators with Drone Safe Register

Gold Certified Drone OperatorsWith over 6,000 CAA Approved PfCO holders, and hundreds more set to qualify in 2021, Drone Safe Register™ has over the last 5 years endeavoured to set the benchmark for the hiring of trained, safe and insured commercial drone operators.Gold Certified members – The safest, most skilled and advanced operators available. In an increasingly expanding and rapidly diversifying industry, it has never been more important to stand out as the safest, most skilled and advanced operators available.We have recognised that with the introduction of new laws an [...]

4 11, 2020

Out-the-box Ideas for Lockdown 2.0

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Agriculture Articles Boats and Shipping CAA Cablecam DJI Dragons Den Drone Safe Store EASA Elevated Mast Hire Featured General Hobbyist Inspections & Surveys Insurance legacy Marine Members News Photographer Photography Promotions Property Schools Stock Thermal Imaging Uncategorized Weddings Wind and Solar Farms |Tags: |Comments Off on Out-the-box Ideas for Lockdown 2.0

Out-the-box Ideas for Lockdown 2.0Did you know that Drone Safe Register™ have a network of safe, trained and professional drone operators ready for take-off? We’ve compiled a list of out-the-box ideas to help you utilise our members’ drone services throughout lockdown 2.0.Another lockdown is looming and many people are wondering how their business operations will continue amid the increasing restrictions imposed by the UK Government.Drone Services are being increasingly recognised as a cheaper and safer alternative for smart data collection.Socially distanced operations ar [...]

3 11, 2020

Drone Safe Register™ is 5 years old!

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles CAA DJI Dragons Den Drone Safe Store EASA Featured General Hobbyist Inspections & Surveys Insurance Members News Newsletter-Articles Promotions Property Stock |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Safe Register™ is 5 years old!

Drone Safe Register™ Turns 5!The Drone Safe team have worked tirelessly over the past 5 years to structure and establish a network of safe, trained and insured professionals, something we are very proud of.As a result of this hard work, thousands of people are now using our professional network of drone operators, hundreds of members are making their mark in the drone industry and we remain the nations most trusted platform for commercial drone operators.Not only does our platform provide a number of working opportunities for our registered members, but a safe and secure community [...]

29 10, 2020

A2 CofC Advanced Membership Launched

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles CAA DJI Drone Safe Store EASA Featured General Hobbyist Inspections & Surveys Insurance Members News Newsletter-Articles Photographer Photography Stock |Tags: |Comments Off on A2 CofC Advanced Membership Launched

A2 CofC Drone Operator Membership Plans with Drone Safe Register™Things are changing at Drone Safe Register™As the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) rolls out the introduction of the A2 CofC, we have launched a new  ‘Advanced’ membership in addition to our current membership options.This new and exclusive Advanced Membership option will be offered at £208 + VAT, per year with an additional one-of £50 charge in the first year for a one-on-one zoom training session, with one of our professional members. This online training not only provides an invaluable level of support f [...]

28 10, 2020

Our October Newsletter

By |October 28th, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles CAA DJI Drone Safe Store EASA Featured General Hobbyist Inspections & Surveys Insurance Members News Newsletter-Articles Photographer Photography Promotions Property Schools Stock |Tags: |Comments Off on Our October Newsletter

Drone Safe Register™ October NewsletterMessage from Mark BoytI wanted to take this opportunity to round up all of the changes (both good and trying!) that we’ve experienced over the last few months.A Newsletter is something I have always wanted to be able to deliver so although it is in these circumstances, I am glad to have the ball rolling. You can expect a Newsletter from Drone Safe Register™ at the end of every month from now on.We forecasted for this year to be our best yet, and despite all the challenges we have been successful in achieving that with two months to spare!H [...]

19 10, 2020

Drone Safe Register Partners with Leading Prop-tech innovators, InventoryBase

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles CAA Dragons Den Featured General Inspections & Surveys Insurance News Peter Jones Photographer Photography Property |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Safe Register Partners with Leading Prop-tech innovators, InventoryBase

Drones – The Future Of Property SurveysDrone Safe Register Partners with Leading Prop-tech Innovators InventoryBaseInnovation breeds disruption, and while not all disruption is good for everyone, Drones are growing in popularity as a means to significantly reduce the costs of aerial and elevated inspections that can otherwise cost thousands and take a lot of time.A keen advocate of the use of drones; the property industry in recent years has seen the value of this option and has embraced the idea of aerial video and photography in order to help them find new ways to re-engage, ince [...]

14 10, 2020

Successful Women in the Drone Industry

By |October 14th, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming CAA DJI Featured Members News Photographer Photography Property Weddings |Tags: |Comments Off on Successful Women in the Drone Industry

Women Drone FlyersOur very own leading lady Psyona WilliamsLearn about her launch into the Drone Industry and the success she’s had being a part of it.Psyona Williams, 25, a keen Landscape Photographer from Oxford, was first introduced to the droning world at the Photography Show in Birmingham.Sharing her passion for photography, Psyona credits her Father, Steve Williams, for getting her interested in the droning industry. Having first seen a drone in flight at the Photography Show in 2016, Psyona recalls that she was instantly interested in the potential of this small and mighty n [...]

30 04, 2020

How Firefighters Use Drones

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How Firefighters Use DronesAlthough drones are typically used for recreational purposes, they also have a major part to play in our health and safety.Firefighters are just one of the professions in the public service sector who use drones to help protect people from harm and even prevent disasters occurring. Despite their lightweight and small structure, drones play a major part in saving lives as part of fire operations. Here are just some of the main ways firefighters can use drones:1. Assessing the sceneIt’s not always possible to understand the extent of danger in a given situa [...]

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 [...]

6 07, 2019

Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Featured Weddings |Tags: |Comments Off on Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

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 [...]

21 06, 2019

When can you fly a drone at Gatwick Airport?

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: News Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles CAA Featured |Tags: |Comments Off on When can you fly a drone at Gatwick Airport?

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 [...]

20 06, 2019

An Amazing Professional Members Meeting at Gatwick Air Museum

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An Incredible Agenda at the DSR Professional Members MeetingJune 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 to the commercial drone services [...]

17 06, 2019

The Rise in Film Tourism is Good for the Drone Industry

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Drone Industry and the Growth in Film TourismThe UK’s drone industry is not alone when it comes to fast growth.  Film and TV production in the UK is also experiencing a meteoric rise, reaching the highest levels ever recorded. The film industry in the UK is supported by a competitive tax credit regime and by a rising demand for high quality content form both traditional channels as well as the newer pay to view channels.  The popularity of Netflix and Amazon video (among other streaming services) means that the public’s appetite for new movies and TV dramas is almost unquenchab [...]

15 06, 2019

DSR Present at Creative England Filming Summit

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DSR Present at Creative England Filming SummitCreative England are the logistical power behind many of the UK-filmed TV series and movies that you’ll definitely have heard of – from Peaky Blinders to Harry Potter. When a company wants to create a film or drama in the UK, Creative England are likely to be the organisation that they turn to. Creative England are the logistical power behind many of the UK-filmed TV series and movies that you’ll definitely have heard of – from Peaky Blinders to Harry Potter.  When a company wants to create a film or drama in the UK, Creative Eng [...]

10 06, 2019

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

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles Featured Property |Tags: |Comments Off on Is it legal to shoot down a drone over your property?

Can I shoot down a drone?Is legal to shoot down a drone that is flying over your propertyThere 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!Our 5 useful links are below.Learn about Drone Rules and Regulations Report drone miss-use to the CAAWho is your local legal drone operator? How much do drones cost? About Drone Safe RegisterOf course, here at Drone Safe Register, we know that drones in the hands of safe and legal pilots [...]

4 06, 2019

Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: News CAA Featured |Tags: |Comments Off on Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?

The Government & Drones Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?Well the answer is clearly – YES!A recent request for data under the Freedom of Information Act was made to the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) by the Airprox Reality Check Organisation and the results are causing quite a stir within the drone industry.The information requested was the amount of airprox incidences where there was proof outside of the report itself that a drone has flown close to an aircraft in UK skies and the answer was a resounding zero.The response read,‘In all cases, UKAB has no con [...]