17 09, 2019

Find your nearest NQE

By |2019-09-18T08:37:00+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our new training map is here! We have lift off for our new drone training map! Calling all budding aerial filmers, drone enthusiasts and drone operators…find your nearest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved training provider through Drone Safe Register today! As you’ll know, to operate a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO, also known as a ‘drone licence’). A National Qualified Entity (NQE) will have been assessed by the CAA and given the authority to recommend pass students for their drone permission. CAA training providers You can now [...]

8 09, 2019

Aerial filming – innovation and change

By |2019-09-08T18:08:19+00:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial filming,  drone deliveries, Iran unveiling new reconnaissance and attack drone! If you’re like us, you’ll be wondering what the future holds for drones. In a recent article we wrote about a few of the benefits of aerial filming, drone usage and we’ve also briefly touched on drone deliveries. We think is pertinent to discuss aerial filming with regard to its future and what this may look like for drone and drone flight. Originally, consumer drones were used by a few aerial filming and aerial photography enthusiasts. It all really started with drone hobbyists. Not overnight, but after a [...]

3 09, 2019

Aerial Filming

By |2019-09-08T09:34:20+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial Filming Drones continue to make the news and with more and more aerial filming, aerial photography and ‘drone-for-hire’ operators flying in under the radar, it’s not always good news! In an article we wrote, we mentioned that Drone Safe Register is making headway in the campaign to encourage safe and responsible use of drone technology and its increasing use in industry. But, with all the negative press associated with aerial filming or drone usage, and before we move ever closer to the idea of ‘drone delivery’ - have some overshot the runway? With aerial filming the possibilities are [...]

19 02, 2019

Drone Property Inspections

By |2019-02-21T03:08:53+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Commercial use of drones is predicted to grow massively over the next decade, and drone roof inspections will be one of the key services. Using a drone to take aerial photographs and video footage of a property has many advantages over traditional methods, particularly when it comes to roof inspections and other hard to access areas. Drone property inspections are being used in property sales, to assess the condition for maintenance and repairs and for insurance claims. Scaffolding and cherry pickers have been used for roof inspections in the past, but drones are a cheaper and quicker alternative. The [...]

30 01, 2019

Drone Safe Register Award Winners Announced

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+00:00January 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 [...]

14 03, 2018

Drone Filming Companies

By |2019-01-23T17:51:12+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone filming companies have been around for a few years, but the recent boom in the industry has seen hundreds of new ones appearing. Some specialise in specific types of work such as film production for film and television, and others use their unmanned aircraft for a range of jobs. A search on Google will bring up a list of hundreds of drone filming companies in the UK, and it can be confusing if you want to book one. Here are some tips for finding the best one for the work you need. Does the company [...]

9 03, 2018

Aerial Filming in the UK

By |2019-03-19T21:19:25+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Helicopters and light aircraft were the only option for aerial filming in the UK up until a few years ago, but drones are now an affordable alternative. Aerial filming with a drone produces high definition, cinematic video footage, and is great for advertising and marketing. If you need footage of an event, a hotel or leisure facility or anything else that looks great from an aerial perspective, a drone could be the answer. Aerial filming in the UK with a drone is subject to regulation, and it’s important to hire a professional. The drone industry has [...]

31 05, 2016

Heartbeat United Live Coverage

By |2019-01-19T12:46:18+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new world record for the longest football match ever with drone coverage provided by Drone Safe Register Pilots. A huge congratulations to the 36 footballers who became World Record breakers over this Spring bank holiday 2016. Organised by Worthing United Football Club, the motivation behind the world record attempt is the tragic loss in recent years of their three team members – Matt Chaplain, Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt. The event raised funds for The British Heart Foundation and towards building a permanent memorial footballing facility for community use. The two teams battled the elements [...]

29 04, 2016

Demolition Drone Hire

By |2019-01-19T12:32:29+00:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hiring a drone to capture tearing down buildings either manually or mechanically is the new way to showcase the demolition procedure.  It can take weeks of careful planning leading up to the main event which can be over in a matter of seconds. From small buildings to high-rise buildings Drone Safe Register has pilots on hand to help you. Working with a qualified drone operator is a fantastic way to capture the event in style.  Our pilots are happy to meet you to discuss demolition plans and work with your safety team, ensuring our pilots are safety in the [...]

7 04, 2016

Hidden Britain by Drone

By |2019-01-19T12:10:25+00:00April 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We love seeing drone footage, without doubt the pilots flying in this new series are true professionals, fully insured and have CAA permission for aerial work.  Our Drone Safe registered operators can’t wait for this exciting new series to air this Sunday 10th April 2016. Presented by Sir Tony Robinson and using drones to reveal Britain’s hidden places for the first time ever by drone. From billionaires’ private estates to forbidden military zones, this will be a must watch for everyone. With all the mixed emotions in the national press regarding the use of drones, we can’t wait [...]

6 04, 2016

Drone Companies for Aerial Filming

By |2019-01-19T12:04:44+00:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial filming carried out by Drone Safe Register approved members really is very easy to arrange. Firstly, all of our pilots are correctly insured and carry valid CAA permission for aerial work. We know this because DSR check all members documents before joining.  All of our approved pilots can be very easily found using our digital map and all DSR members are issued yearly pilot cards which they will carry to each job and can be easily verified.  We are proud to have some of the very best UAV drone pilots as member’s and our community of professionals [...]

24 03, 2016

Insurance Press Release

By |2019-01-18T21:34:36+00:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register announces Insure4Drones as official insurance partner. Drone Safe Register is pleased to announce the appointment of its preferred drone insurance provider. Welcome, Insure4Drones.co.uk. Insure4Drones’ objective to shake up the market for commercial drone insurance in the UK. It brings unbeatable speed, flexibility and price competitiveness to the UK’s commercial drone pilots and operators. Drone Safe Register pilots, check them out. Until now, our pilots have been subjected to hour-long forms and week-long turnaround times for their insurance certificates. Insure4Drones changes the game in this regard. Its online forms are quick and easy to complete, and [...]

8 03, 2016

6 Things to Consider Before You Hire a Drone

By |2019-01-18T21:02:47+00:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

1. Try to be flexible with the dates for filming Weather is a massive factor when it comes to hiring a drone. When you are looking to book a drone, try to be fully aware of the UK weather forecast and, if an unexpected storm comes in out of nowhere, understand the filming may have to be delayed. Scheduling a second date is a good idea in case the drone is unable to fly due to rain or wind.  If you are hiring a drone to take aerial pictures at your wedding, there isn’t going to be a lot of room for dates to be flexible, but [...]

7 03, 2016

The Use of drones filming events this summer

By |2019-01-18T20:38:24+00:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones are fantastic but must only be flown at events by professionally trained pilots.  All qualified pilots must attend ground school, complete an operations manual and be flight tested before the CAA will issue the pilot or company permission. Valid insurance is a must. No drones can be flown within 150 metres of gatherings of 1000 or more persons. If you have a group of 1000 persons or less, providing the group are within the pilots control the 150m rule is removed completely. This is why you will see even more close range drone footage pictured within the [...]

4 03, 2016

Drone Hire Films Felpham Relief Road Opening

By |2019-01-29T12:11:15+00:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A drone hire member captures an amazing film of the new £28,000,000 Felpham Relief Road opening to the public on the Friday 4th March. The road built by Barratt Homes connects the A29 at Shripney (north of Bognor Regis) to the A259 at Felpham.  Commuters can expect to save 30-45 mins times on journeys at peak times. Key facts: 1.89 miles long; Single carriageway with 50mph limit Cost £28m to constructwhich was funded solely by Barratt Homes Build time - 60 mths. The road will open today at 1pm.  Do you have a large project that requires aerial filming? Search for your Local [...]

22 02, 2016

Tamworth Drone Hire – Papercut Media LTD

By |2019-01-18T19:51:56+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Papercut Media are based in Tamworth.  Our multirotor platforms enable us to provide the crossover between track and dolly shots to crane and then to aerial all with one piece of technology. Our lightweight Unmanned Aerial Systems allow us to capture up to 4K film using either the powerful DJI X3 or our Panasonic GH4 virtually wherever the shoot is taking place, whether it be on a beach or a mountain top, our aerial system allows extraordinary filming wherever required.  Over the past 2 years we have gained valuable experience filming, whether it be aerial filming or ground filming, in many [...]

22 02, 2016

Southampton Drone Hire – Cloudbase Aerial Art

By |2019-03-19T21:19:26+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cloudbase Aerial Art produce a range of aerial media for many different applications, from TV productions to corporate aerial imagery and video to aerial landscape art. They can provide raw media or produce finished edited presentations of many types if required.  Cloudbase Aerial Art have been around for some time now and are a well known and respected entity within multirotor circles.  To date, they have had our images published all over the world in print as well as featuring in online media. Their work has appeared in The Times and have been featured in The Guardian, Metro, MSN, Artnet and Le [...]