27 05, 2019

Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know?

By |2019-05-27T13:27:10+01:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know?

Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know? If you’re looking to hire a drone operator for the first time, it can feel a little confusing when you start to look into it. As you read through articles online, you will see a lot of use of specialist terminology and acronyms and also mention of forthcoming changes in the law that can leave you wondering whether a UAV is the right (and legal) solution for you. So, here are the guidelines on drone usage straight form the horse’s mouth as it were. [...]

25 05, 2019

What can Drones do for Me?

By |2019-05-25T12:04:52+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Property, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What can Drones do for Me?

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

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-22T14:58:37+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, General, Members|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register 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 [...]

18 05, 2019

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-18T10:35:18+01:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register

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 [...]

15 05, 2019

Drone Deliveries and Medicine

By |2019-05-15T14:50:55+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Deliveries and Medicine

Drone Deliveries and Medicine Time is often a critical factor in the field of medicine and so medical professionals are starting to look at drones to see if they can save valuable hours and minutes in a variety of capacities. Zipline International We’ve look at this ground breaking organisation before in a previous blog https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/blog/drone-deliveries-not-just-for-pizzas/ but they are worth taking a second look at – especially now that they have expanded their operations from Rwanda to also include Ghana and are now providing 13,000,000 with access to life saving medicines.  They [...]

14 05, 2019

Professional Members Meeting Agenda (Gatwick)

By |2019-05-15T14:36:24+01:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: General, Members|Tags: , |Comments Off on Professional Members Meeting Agenda (Gatwick)

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 [...]

11 05, 2019

DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den

By |2019-05-20T14:23:19+01:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Dragons Den, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den

DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den The 9th of September 2018 was a landmark day in the history of Drone Safe Register as it was the air date of the episode of Dragons’ Den where we gained investment form Dragon Peter Jones CBE. At DSR HQ, we had been keeping our involvement in the BBC’s flagship business programme a secret for the best part of 6 months, so frankly it was a giant relief when it all went public. We knew that having the investment and backing of someone like Peter [...]

7 05, 2019

Drone use in Insurance Claims

By |2019-05-07T14:11:53+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone use in Insurance Claims

Drone use in Insurance Claims Drones are fast becoming part of the landscape of various different industries, reinventing traditional practices were time and cost efficiencies can be made. The insurance industry is one that is benefiting from UAV technology, especially those that are working directly with the Drone Safe Register network as we can leverage our UK and Ireland commercially approved pilot network to provide a fast response to your insurance needs. The insurance industry has a poor reputation for the time it takes to investigate and settle claims.  However, this [...]

4 05, 2019

Drone Registration – 6 Questions for the CAA and Government

By |2019-06-16T11:57:57+01:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Registration – 6 Questions for the CAA and Government

CAA Drone Registration DSR asks 6 Questions of the CAA and Government about the incoming drone registration process and fee 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 law, the registration stage will open [...]

29 04, 2019

Drone Roof Inspections – What can they look at?

By |2019-04-29T12:44:37+01:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Roof Inspections – What can they look at?

Drone Roof Inspections What can they look at? Roof inspections can be a crucial measure in saving you money in the long term by spotting potential problems early, whether you are inspecting a property you are planning on purchasing or one that you already own. However, traditional inspection methods such as scaffolding erection or hiring elevated platforms can seem to incur more expense and disruption than the benefit that they provide.  Luckily, drone roof inspections can provide a faster, cheaper and simpler solution to your roof inspection needs. A house is [...]

27 04, 2019

Drones in Education

By |2019-04-27T10:34:09+01:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News, Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones in Education

Drones in Education Following on from our exciting announcement about our ground-breaking Drones for Schools programme, we thought we’d take a look at the wider impact and opportunities for drones within the education system. Drones are set to change the way we work in so many ways and industries, as well as offering a raft of new leisure time activities from FPV racing to amateur flyers exercising their creative muscles to create their own aerial photographs and videos.  Children in schools now will be tomorrow’s pilots, growing up alongside this [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Peter Jones, Jessops & DJI back Drones for Schools Programme

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+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones and their Use in Agriculture

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 [...]

17 04, 2019

DRONE SAFETY AT EVENTS 2019

By |2019-04-17T09:04:16+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DRONE SAFETY AT EVENTS 2019

As spring approaches and the UK’s weather improves soon we’ll be seeing more drones taking to the skies than ever before. Drone season is nearly upon us and this year DSR predicts that in 2019 we shall see more drones being flown at events than ever before.  This is great news as the nation’s businesses embrace drone technology.  There is nothing wrong with this at all, as long as the pilots flying drones at events are legal commercial pilots. Under the UK’s aviation law, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) states that anybody who is flying a drone [...]

15 04, 2019

Using Drones to Move Livestock

By |2019-04-15T11:51:24+01:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Using Drones to Move Livestock

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: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How soon will we have drone deliveries ?

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: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments

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 [...]

3 04, 2019

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses

By |2019-04-03T10:04:11+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses There are few venues that look more spectacular when viewed from the air than a golf course. Photography and videography of the entirety of your course – from the first tee to the 18th hole and even the 19th – can combine to produce some stunning visual images. Marketing your Golf Course A series of short drone flights can provide you with a wide range of marketing materials. Short hole by hole flyovers make for perfect website and social media engagement material.  Longer promotional productions that [...]

1 04, 2019

Drones and Landscape Photography

By |2019-05-18T10:11:16+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones and Landscape Photography

Drones and Landscape Photography Drones offer the opportunity to capture all sorts of landscapes from a unique aerial perspective both for the hobbyist and professional pilot. Here are some tips for starting to take drone landscape pictures or just some ideas on how to improve and develop your aerial landscape photography. Preparation is Key If you are working with a ground based camera, you have all the time in the world to capture your images.  However, a drone’s short battery life means you will have a much higher success rate of [...]

25 03, 2019

DSR Member & the DAFNE Project

By |2019-03-25T13:21:22+01:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Video and Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DSR Member & the DAFNE Project

Drone Safe Register qualified pilots are involved all around the world in some ground breaking UAV projects including DAFNE - using drone video combined with maps to provide information and inspire the imaginations of those planning for the Zambian landscape. Simon Spratley is a DSR member who is working with DAFNE in Zambia teaching workshops to students regarding UAVs and passing on his knowledge. Flying High with DAFNE - Fritz Kleinschroth Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are a cutting-edge technology allowing aerial views of the earth in extremely high resolution. Facilitated by our partner ATEC-3D, the DAFNE project [...]