November’s Featured Member – Richard Gilmore


Featured Member – Richard Gilmore This month’s featured member is Richard Gilmore, the man behind Emerald Sky Media offering general aerial photography and videography but specialising in event coverage. Richard set up the business at the end of 2016, led into it from a drone hobby that he had enjoyed for a number of years.  While keeping his full time employment as an electrical engineer, he had reached a point where he needed to get his PfCO so he would work commercially. Based in Newtownabbey, north of Belfast, his company prides itself [...]

DSR Member Benefits – Scopito, the Inspection Platform


DSR Member Benefits – Scopito, the Inspection Platform If you carry out inspection work, especially usually drones, then you may already be aware of Scopito – a powerful platform to allow you to collate all of your images, carry out analysis and generate professional reports to pass directly to your clients. DSR are pleased to be working alongside this game-changer of a tool for those in the inspection business to offer the solution to our members at a discounted rate either for the monthly subscription or in a ‘Pay As You Go’ [...]

DSR Join Jessops for the UK Drone Show 1st & 2nd December


DSR Join Jessops for the UK Drone Show 1st & 2nd December In our last newsletter, we talked about the exciting new Drone Show that’s being held at the Birmingham NEC on the 1st and 2nd December.   We couldn’t be specific at the time but we’re thrilled to announce that DSR will be there alongside our partners Jessops! We’ll have Drone Safe Members on the stand ready to chat with visitors and answer any questions that they might have about drones and DSR membership.  These experience members will also be conducting some [...]

Drone Safe Register & Jessops Business Meeting – November 9th


Drone Safe Register & Jessops Business Meeting – November 9th Working alongside our partners at Jessops, we were excited to launch our first ever business meeting event held at the Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow on November 9th. Attendance was free but pre-registration was required and it was very exciting to see just how many of our members were keen to visit and take part in this initial meeting.  In fact, over half of the places were gone within 24 hours of the registration being opened up. Attendance [...]

Drone Safe Register – a Brand New Online Home


DSR – a Brand New Online Home One of the first things that it was important to us to take care of here at DSR after we got the exciting Dragons’ Den news was to create a brand new online home for us all – both pilots and consumers alike. We’d be the first to admit that the old website wasn’t ideal – it had been developed over time by many different hands with parts bolted on as and when our requirements had changed and more importantly, it wasn’t the nicest or [...]

November 2018 A Word From Mark…


A Word From Mark... "...November and this has really been a landmark month for DSR in so many ways." Our First Meeting Working with our partners at Jessops, November also saw our first industry meeting and I was genuinely thrilled to see how many of members made the effort to come along and be part of it – some of you travelled substantial distances to be there and I’m genuinely grateful and glad to have you involved with the group. We had great industry speakers from all [...]

DSR Working with the RAF to Promote Drone Safety


DSR Working with the RAF to Promote Drone Safety Despite the amount of ‘near miss’ press coverage, very little factual information was known about the consequences of mid air collisions between drones and planes / helicopters until recently. The most in depth study on the subject to date was commissioned in a joint exercise between the Department of Transport, Military Aviation Authority and the British Association of Airline Pilots. The full study is available to view online here but in summary, manned aircraft were found to have significant vulnerabilities in test of [...]