23 04, 2019

Peter Jones, Jessops & DJI back Drones for Schools Programme

By |2019-04-23T13:37:44+01:00April 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 [...]

15 04, 2019

Using Drones to Move Livestock

By |2019-04-15T11:51:24+01:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Using Drones to Move Livestock We are always talking about new uses that people are finding for drone technology, but this is something really out of left field if you’ll pardon the pun – drone shepherding. New Zealand is famous for its high sheep population and farmers there are pioneering this UAV innovation in airborne shepherding which is now being tested in the UK. New Zealand farmers have been testing drones to partially replace the functions of their super-talented dogs in some areas.  What’s more, the dogs are playing [...]

13 04, 2019

How soon will we have drone deliveries ?

By |2019-04-08T13:14:37+01:00April 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How soon will we have drone deliveries ? When you mentioned drones, one of the subjects that always come up is the possibility of drone deliveries and how realistic are they. It’s fun to imagine that a drone will drop your Friday night pizza to your doorstep but will it ever happen? In fact, the science-fictionesque sight of the sky buzzing with package carrying drones might become reality sooner than you think with large organisations such as Amazon and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) investing some serious resources into bringing the idea [...]

8 04, 2019

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments

By |2019-04-09T14:58:24+01:00April 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 [...]

23 03, 2019

Drone Safe Register Exclusive Merchandise

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register Exclusive Merchandise There are many benefits of being a member of Drone Safe Register.  We’re always working hard here at DSR headquarters to provide more work for our members, create new opportunities for drone pilots and bring awareness to the general public about the amazing work that UAVs can do when they’re in safe and legal hands. The good news is that now Drone Safe Register members can now look extra stylish while they are going about their business with exclusive access to the Drone Safe Register [...]

22 03, 2019

UAVs and Property Inspections

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UAVs and Property Inspections Drones can offer a safe, efficient and cost effective way to carry out property inspections whilst keeping your feet safely on the ground. Whatever stage of property development, drones can offer significant advantages over traditional methods such as scaffolding or cherry pickers.  Using aerial technology, inspections with high quality photography and videography can be carried out in a fraction of the time that it takes to erect scaffolding.  This means that not only are inspections completed quickly and efficiently, but at reduced cost as well. Your drone pilot can fly their [...]

18 03, 2019

CAA Regulations – Evolution and Revolution

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

CAA Regulations – Evolution and Revolution The world of aviation is facing a brand new challenge in the form of drone operators.  Although currently much of the same aviation law applies to the pilot of a drone as much as to the pilot of a jet, it has to be recognised that UAVs have their own set of challenges and requirements. At this point in the industry’s development, commercial operators will recognise that the world of SUA legislation is in a state of near constant change as the various regulators grapple with an evolving [...]

14 03, 2019

5 Amazon Gifts Ideas for the Drone Lover in your Life

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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+01:00March 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 [...]

26 02, 2019

Maritime Filming and Drones

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Marine|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

On this blog, we’ve quite often looked at the difference UAV technology is predicted to make in industries such as construction and insurance.  However, the drone’s potential isn’t limited to dry land with many maritime and offshore companies beginning to look at how they can capture and utilise their own corner of this emerging industry. One of the main fields in which drones are being deployed at sea (as they are on land) is for carrying out of marine inspections. The Royal Navy is making use of these high portable cameras to inspect their vessels [...]

25 02, 2019

Drones and Wind Turbines a perfect match

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging, Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

At the end of 2017 there were nearly 345,000 wind turbines operating worldwide and it’s fair to assume that this number has increased since then. Each must be regularly inspected and maintained in order to keep it at optimum efficiency. There are some very obvious difficulties in carrying out thorough inspections on these towering structures. Luckily, these are difficulties that UAVs are ideally positioned to overcome. The requirement for high quality cameras, craft and licensed experienced pilots means that much of this inspection work is outsourced – saving the wind farm owner the price of the [...]

16 11, 2018

Drones and Low Flying Military Aircraft

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00November 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 [...]