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22 07, 2019

Drones and Search and Rescue

By |2019-07-22T14:03:55+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Drones and Search and Rescue Drones 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 [...]

20 07, 2019

Drones and Police Use

By |2019-07-20T16:11:28+01:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Featured, General|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Drones and Police Use Drones 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 [...]

20 05, 2019

Drone Pilot Portal

By |2019-10-06T18:38:57+01:00May 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, [...]

14 05, 2019

Professional Members Meeting Agenda (Gatwick)

By |2019-05-15T14:36:24+01:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: General, Members|Tags: , |1 Comment

We are delighted to now invite Professional Members to our next Business Meeting. Venue - Gatwick Aviation Museum RH6 0BT Date - 19th June 2019 The DSR meeting will bring together the leaders in the drone industry and will cover the following subjects: Jessops Product Updates Drones & Insurance - Qlaims Tech Update Meet DSR's New Marketing Team Coverdrone - Drone Insurance Update Meet Commercial Drone Professional CAA - UAS Unit Heads, Andrew Hamilton & Kev Woolsey - Q&A's New Regulations BBQ Style Lunch, Museum Tour & Shackleton Start Up (Subject to Fire Crew) Superintendent Justin Burtenshaw Sussex [...]

23 04, 2019

Peter Jones, Jessops & DJI back Drones for Schools Programme

By |2019-05-20T14:21:24+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 [...]

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 [...]

18 02, 2019

Instant Drone Property Photography Service

By |2019-10-01T00:15:00+01:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: General, Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your home is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make, both financially and emotionally. A drone house portrait can capture your house and gardens form an aerial perspective to produce some stunning wall art and a long lasting memento. Estate agents have been using drones for some time to showcase the properties on their books - recognising that a bird's eye view of a house can show it off in all its glory , especially if the gardens are sizeable.  However, you don't need to be selling your house in order to enjoying seeing it [...]

13 02, 2019

Love is in the Air – Drones and Valentine’s Day

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones and Romance... You might think that drones are not the most romantic of devices but as we approach the national day of love – Valentine’s Day – here’s some ways in which UAVs have been used to spread a little romance. DJI's Valentine's Day Marketing Last  year, the marketing team at DJI were obviously briefed to find a way to boost sales of their craft in February and they came up with this.   A drone, they say, is the perfect way to treat the creative person in your life – show [...]

11 02, 2019

Considerations when Hiring a Drone

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re looking at hiring a drone to assist you in completing a project, there’s a lot to consider.   Obviously you need to be sure that you’re hiring a qualified insured professional pilot and that’s why we recommend using Drone Safe Register to find your perfect drone partner, as all of our pilots are guaranteed CAA approved and insured. However the considerations don’t stop there. Whether you’re filming for television or cinema, shooting marketing material for your business, carrying out property or land inspections or creating 2D maps and 3D models, there are some things to consider. [...]

4 02, 2019

Drone Safe Register – The Aerial Stock Library

By |2019-10-02T22:33:52+01:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register is always growing and evolving to meet the needs of this fast changing market.  One area that we are proud to have developed in response to requests is our aerial stock photography and videography library. Obviously you can hire one of our drone pilots to capture images on your behalf but sometimes it is faster and more cost efficient to use library footage for your project.   As part of the DSR website, we boast the UK’s only dedicated UAV stock library that is perfect to meet your aerial imaging needs. Developed and integrated into [...]

2 02, 2019

What to do if there’s a Drone Flying Over your House

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So many people are enjoying flying drones as a hobby now, along with those using them commercially, that they are an increasingly common sight in our skies. However, negative press coverage, especially around the Christmas time Gatwick incident, means that people can be feeling very suspicious if they see one over or around their property. While this is understandable, the message here from DSR is that if you see a drone in the sky, don't automatically assume that it is up to no good. There are hundreds of safe and legal drone ops out [...]

30 01, 2019

Drone Safe Register Award Winners Announced

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is with a great deal of pride that Drone Safe Register announced the winners of their 2018 awards.  We were flooded with entries and this once again confirmed that we have some of the best drone pilots in the UK as members in our growing organisation. The Category The Film & TV Aerial Imagery Award – sponsored by Coverdrone. Among our members, we have some most talented cinematographers in the industry who are behind much of the footage that you see on both your television and on the big screen. This category looked to reward [...]

26 01, 2019

Drones – the Good News

By |2019-03-19T21:16:11+01:00January 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 [...]

21 01, 2019

Drone Deliveries – Not Just for Pizzas

By |2019-03-19T21:16:11+01:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you tell someone you are a drone pilot, you will often be asked about the potential of UAVs to carry out deliveries (usually pizza, proving that the UK is indeed a nation that loves its food!). Regular headlines appear with multinational companies promising drone deliveries of the goods we order online.  Not that these aren't both laudable goals – we are increasingly time pressed and the idea of fast and responsive deliveries is certainly attractive. However, drones can drop more than your latest Amazon order, and are already carrying out lifesaving work dropping medical supplies [...]

16 01, 2019

Drone Hire Costs 2019

By |2019-03-19T21:33:05+01:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Of course, every operator and drone hire job is different and there's no way to set a standard price across the board but here at DSR HQ, we have been looking at some trends. Overall, we can see from the trends that UK Drone Hire as well as Drone Operator costs are likely to continue to fall in 2019 as the price of the equipment is reduced and the CAA approve more and more Drone Operators. A drone capable of capturing high resolution photographs and 4K video now costs [...]

14 01, 2019

What does OSC Mean?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It isn't a secret that many players in the drone industry love an acronym and, while it might mean something other pilots, we at DSR want to make hiring a drone as easy as possible so we're always happy to bust an acronym where we can! Today, we're looking at OSC in business practices. If you've been looking at hiring a drone pilot, you're likely to have come across the term 'Operating Safety Case' or 'OSC'.  From this title, it's not exactly clear what the meaning is so here we go with the explanation. [...]

7 01, 2019

DSR and Member Workshops

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops. Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer members the chance to meet with DSR and Jessops experts as well as other industry leading professionals. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops. Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer [...]

5 01, 2019

How drones are supporting search and rescue

By |2019-10-01T00:18:48+01:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It certainly wouldn’t be unusual to open a newspaper or turn on the TV and hear a bad a news story about a drone. From endangering aircraft to dropping drugs into prison, there seems to be no end of coverage about how UAVs are something to be alarmed about. Of course, if you peek behind the headlines, the vast majority of these problems are caused by pilots flying illegally but it’s not surprising that this does cause problems for safe and legal drone pilots as they go about their business. So it is always good when [...]