24 03, 2019

Drones and Wedding Photography

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones and Wedding Photography

Wedding planning season is now officially open and lots of couples will be considering whether a drone can add something to their big day. Christmas and Valentine's Day traditionally see a lot of marriage proposals and now that Spring seems to be poking its head around the corner, many newly engaged couples will be starting to plan their wedding day in earnest. Along with all of the traditional items on a wedding planning checklist, there is something of a newcomer as couples are beginning to consider whether having UAV video and photography at their day can add [...]

8 03, 2019

Drone Hire Services

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Hire Services

The demand for aerial photography is increasing rapidly whether it’s estate agents selling property, building inspectors checking an inaccessible roof or wedding planners looking for an original group photograph. Pilot controlled drones with mounted cameras offer this service but clients need to know that the pilot they commission is qualified, professional and operates in accordance with UK/ROI drone laws. As seen on BBC's Dragon's Den  Drone Safe Register provides asearchable national database containing the contact details and profiles of CAA approved and insured drone pilots who are available for hire. Just enter your postcode and then select from a list [...]

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones and Wind Turbines a perfect match

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 [...]

20 02, 2019

Drones To Be Banned From Operating 5km from Airports

By |2019-02-21T03:07:05+01:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Drones To Be Banned From Operating 5km from Airports

The Department for Transport has just announced that Drones will be banned from operating 5km from airports. This new extended no-fly zone will come into force next month. All drones will be banned from being flown within five kilometres of airports from the 13th March 2019.  Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “The law is clear that flying a drone near an airport is a serious criminal act. “We’re now going even further and extending the no-fly zone to help keep our airports secure and our skies safe. “We are also working to raise awareness of the rules in place. [...]

16 02, 2019

Hiring a Drone for your Wedding

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hiring a Drone for your Wedding

Now that the tinsel is officially down and all the champagne corks have popped, there will be more than a few couples settling down to serious wedding planning after Christmas proposals were accepted. There’s the venue, the dress, the flowers and the cake to decide upon and, in recent years, there’s also a new type of wedding supplier to consider.  Alongside ground based photography, lots of couples are also seeking out drone operators to provide an aerial perspective on their wedding memories. If your chosen photographer or videographer doesn’t offer drone coverage (and many won’t as [...]

11 02, 2019

Considerations when Hiring a Drone

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Considerations when Hiring a Drone

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. [...]

16 01, 2019

Drone Hire Costs 2019

By |2019-03-19T21:33:05+01:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Hire Costs 2019

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 [...]

1 12, 2018

A Pre Winter Drone Home Inspection

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Pre Winter Drone Home Inspection

With winter fast approaching, it is time for all of us here across the UK to think about getting our homes ready for the battering of the season. Sometimes, prevention is better than cure but the cost and inconvenience of a traditional roof inspection can mean that we put it off and simply hope for the best. This means that damage can occur to the outside of our properties which we don’t know about until that damage can be seen on the interior – more expensive to fix and more inconvenience all round. Scaffolding or elevated [...]

22 10, 2018

Drone Stock Footage – Available for Purchase Now

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, Stock|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Stock Footage – Available for Purchase Now

Of course you already know that Drone Safe Register is a UK wide network of qualified and insured drone pilots.  We’re very proud of all of them for working to the highest possible safety standards and practices but we are also proud of the standard of footage they create. They work in any environment to create some creative and exciting shots that would be a fantastic addition to many video productions from the laptop screen to the big screen. What you might not know is that we also sell drone stock imagery from our website and [...]

20 08, 2018

Camera Drone Hire UK – The View From Above

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Camera Drone Hire UK – The View From Above

Camera drone hire UK companies offer aerial photography and video on demand.  The cost of aerial photography was way beyond the means of most businesses and individuals up until a few years ago, but drone technology has changed that. Helicopters and light aircraft are no longer needed. There are all kinds of reasons why you might need camera drone UK, including the following. Aerial property photos with a drone. This has become very popular over the past year, and it’s an ideal way to push your home for a quick sale. The view from above can show off a property [...]

19 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Camera Price – What Does it Cost?

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wedding Drone Camera Price – What Does it Cost?

Aerial photos and video footage are a unique way of capturing the memories of a wedding day. Wedding photography has evolved in exciting ways over the past twenty years, and drone wedding pictures are the latest development. Digital camera technology was the start of the new approach to capturing weddings, and the rise of ‘selfies’ and the use of Facebook and Instagram brought further change.  Weddings aren’t cheap of course, so a wedding drone camera price can be beyond the budget of some couples. A standard wedding photography package can cost anything from £500 to £2,000, and [...]

18 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Prices in the UK

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wedding Drone Prices in the UK

A survey in 2017 by a leading wedding planning website stated that the average cost of a wedding is now over £27,000. It’s not clear whether that includes the wedding drone price, but relative to everything else it could turn out to be one of the cheaper things on the list! Data suggests that the costs include the following – £2,000 for the engagement ring. Strictly speaking not a part of the wedding costs of course, but it’s all part of the package! Traditionally a man is supposed to spend a month’s salary on the engagement [...]

23 07, 2018

Where can I hire a drone?

By |2019-01-22T17:39:51+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Where can I hire a drone?

If you’re wondering where can I hire a drone, this article will give you some key tips and pointers. The first thing to be clear on is do you want to hire a drone for fun and to experience what all the excitement is about, or do you need commercial drone work completing? If you want to hire a drone for fun and to experience flying, you may be better off buying one. The Tello Mini Drone is an example of a cheap drone that’s easy to set up and fly. You can pick up a [...]

23 07, 2018

How to Hire a CAA Approved Drone Pilot?

By |2019-01-22T17:39:57+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Hire a CAA Approved Drone Pilot?

The question of how to hire a CAA drone pilot is increasingly being asked as this exciting new technology emerges. Forget about getting a pizza or your next Amazon parcel delivered by drone – the reality is far more interesting! Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used in everything from disaster relief to town planning. Using drones for aerial photography is really just the start. Once you combine unmanned aircraft technology with advanced cameras, safety systems and software you can produce 3D models, movie quality video footage and thermal scans. As artificial intelligence software improves and battery [...]

23 07, 2018

Vital Drone Hire Advice

By |2019-01-22T17:42:57+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vital Drone Hire Advice

The question of where to hire a drone operator is increasingly common. Drones are becoming increasingly popular, and they are being used in a wide range of businesses. Examples include drone roof surveys, aerial inspections, insurance work and land surveys for farmers. If you’re wondering where to hire a drone operator, there are some important things you must understand. Ignoring this advice could at best mean you get a poor quality job and worse mean you end up on the wrong side of the law. Of course the obvious route to find anything nowadays is a [...]

11 07, 2018

Drone Hire in Norfolk

By |2019-01-22T18:02:19+01:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Hire in Norfolk

Popular with tourists for its countryside and coast, Norfolk is a stunning setting for aerial photography. This means that drone hire in Norfolk is increasingly in demand. The Norfolk Broads are just one example of attractions in the region that are perfect for video and photography from the air. If wildlife photography appeals to you, Blakeney Point should be on your list of places to visit in Norfolk. As it’s a National Nature Reserve, you’ll need to do some planning if you’re planning drone hire in Norfolk to fly at Blakeney Point. The use of drones is [...]

26 06, 2018

Drone Wedding Photography Service

By |2019-01-23T13:49:30+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Wedding Photography Service

Cinematic aerial photography is no longer the reserve of Hollywood movies thanks to drone technology. Drone wedding photography is now an affordable option, and it’s a stunning way to capture the occasion and make the most of your chosen venue. With photographers increasingly being asked about aerial photography with drones, many are investing in the equipment and offering it as an add-on service. However, it’s important to check that an operator has approval to offer his services commercially before booking a drone wedding photography service. Any drone operator in the UK offering services for payment or [...]

26 06, 2018

Professional Drone Pilot Hire – 3 Things You Need to Know

By |2019-01-23T13:52:51+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Professional Drone Pilot Hire – 3 Things You Need to Know

Thanks to rapid development of technology, professional drone pilot hire is easy. Hundreds of people have been attracted to this exciting new industry, and affordable equipment means that drone hire costs are falling. Of course price isn’t the only factor in professional drone pilot hire, and there are some important things you need to know. A pilot must have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operate for payment or reward in the UK. There’s no such thing as a drone licence, and approval comes in the form of a PfCO (Permission For Commercial Operations). [...]

26 06, 2018

How Do You Hire an Aerial Photographer?

By |2019-01-23T13:59:49+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How Do You Hire an Aerial Photographer?

Up until a couple of years ago, a helicopter or light aircraft were the only options if you wanted to hire an aerial photographer. This made it very expensive, and the cost meant aerial photography was the reserve of television productions. You can hire an aerial photographer with a drone from around £200. This will cover the costs of a professional, CAA approved drone pilot with equipment capable of delivering high quality results. Cheap drone hire pilots are available, but they are often operating illegally and there can be serious consequences. If you hire an aerial photographer [...]

26 06, 2018

What’s a Commercial UAV Pilot?

By |2019-01-23T14:04:28+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s a Commercial UAV Pilot?

A commercial UAV pilot is a term sometimes used to refer to a professional drone operator. UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, more commonly called a drone. To carry out work for payment or reward with a drone, a pilot must have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. If you are looking to hire a commercial UAV pilot, there are some important legal requirements that you should be aware of. Hiring an illegal pilot can land you in serious trouble, and drone laws in the UK are tightening as the use of UAV’s [...]