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18 12, 2020

The New Drone Rules Explained

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on The New Drone Rules Explained

The New Drone Rules ExplainedFrom 31 December 2020, the new rules and regulations surrounding the safe flying of drones will be the same in the UK and all European Union Member States.Looking for work? New A2CofC membership plan link hereThe first and most common misconception is that these new rules will apply to flying indoors and when flying a toy drone. This is not the case, although the drone must have been sold as, and clearly look like, a toy.The rules WILL, however, be relevant to the risk of the flight – where you fly, proximity to other people and the size and weight of y [...]

19 02, 2020

UK Drone Law Changes 2020 – New Dawn or Disaster?

By |February 19th, 2020|Categories: CAA |Tags: |Comments Off on UK Drone Law Changes 2020 – New Dawn or Disaster?

2020 Changes in UK Drone Law It all seemed so simple in the ‘good old days’ of drone flying in the UK.We are crowdfunding! You can Check out the pitch hereSpecial offer – A2CofC training for just £129If you wanted to use a drone for business or to make money with it in some way you had to obtain a ‘PfCO’ from the CAA. The rules may have felt restrictive to some, but at least they were simple to understand and actually worked quite well.As July 2020 looms closer, (Now delayed due to Coronavirus) UK drone laws are about to change. At Drone Safe Register™ we recognise that [...]

18 11, 2019

Drone Pilots For Hire Ireland

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Republic of Ireland Drone HireDrone Safe Register ™ is delighted to announce that the Drone Operator Hire Platform is now live in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).This means that anybody that requires a safe and legal drone pilot in the ROI will now be able to search and hire pre approved safe and legal drone pilots.  DSR members based in the ROI are pre-checked for Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) commercial drone licence certification and valid insurance.DSR is inviting commercial drone pilots who hold an IAA licence and valid insurance to join as a Pro Member.All members create [...]

22 07, 2017

UK Government to Introduce Drone Registration

By |July 22nd, 2017|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on UK Government to Introduce Drone Registration

Drone RegistrationThe Government’s drone consultation response has been published today and it announces registration for all drones weighing 250g or more.Read the Full PublicationThere is no time frame or firm plans as to how the new rules will be enforced. The Department of Transport commented that “the nuts and bolts still have to be ironed out”.The consultation details that registration will encompass a drone safety awareness test that will involve potential flyers having to “prove that they understand UK safety, security and privacy regulations”.The vision of regi [...]

14 07, 2017

Illegal Drone on Parcel Force Promo

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Illegal Drone on Parcel Force Promo

Illegal Drone flight This morning one of our Drone Safe Register members witnessed first-hand an illegal drone pilot allegedly flying and filming on a promotional video for Parcel Force.The DSR member, who asked not to be named, told DSR he couldn’t quite believe what he was seeing with regards to a drone being flown just metres from a road – A clear breach of the UK’s Air Navigation Order and the CAA’s drone code.Here is the video of the incident clearly showing the Parcel Force van as the subject and a drone being flown next to a busy main road.“Today I witnessed a media [...]

6 07, 2017


By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on UNSAFE DRONE PILOT WALKS AWAY WITH FINE AND DRONE CONFISCATION

Drone Disrupts Gatwick AirportIn the same week that Gatwick Airport, the busiest runway in the world, is disrupted by an unsafe drone pilot leading to runways being closed and 4 flights being diverted; A 37 year old walks away from court with a minor fine for committing 15 dangerous drone offences that put the public at severe risk.Read the Full Article HereThe drone offences relate to four unsafe flights that took place between December 2016 and January 2017.  Mr Smith’s conviction at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court resulted in a £259 fine with [...]

20 06, 2017

Summer Drone Hire

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Summer Drone Hire

This summer, Drone Safe Register  requests anybody looking to hire a drone operator, please hire a safe and legal pilot to be sure that your drone activity is conducted safely. Let’s be very clear, we are not aiming this at anybody flying their drone for fun or as a hobby.  This is solely aimed at those receiving PAYMENT for their drone work and who are operating without CAA / IAA approvals. Anybody operating a drone commercially without insurance and approval from the CAA / IAA is breaking the law.  This is not acceptable.  The simple solution is to ensure YOUR pilot is LEG [...]

5 06, 2017

Drone Safe Register Partners with Coverdrone

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Safe Register Partners with Coverdrone

Drone Safe Register (DSR) is delighted to announce that we have partnered exclusively with Coverdrone.Andrew Heath, Director at Coverdrone,  “We have been very impressed with the growth of DSR since it’s formation and the reputation they have established as a professional partner helping organisations stay within the law by hiring qualified and insured drone operators across the UK.”Mark Boyt founder of DSR, “We are delighted to be partnering with Coverdrone, the UK’s market leaders in commercial drone insurance.  Many of our members commercially insure their [...]

20 02, 2016

Marathon Drone Hire Check List

By |February 20th, 2016|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Marathon Drone Hire Check List

Marathons and other large races with drones Can be an ideal event To be captured from an aerial perspective as they are such an impressive spectacle when seen from a bird’s eye view.  However, these can have participants and spectators numbering over 1000 people.  This changes the law as it applies to drones.With groups of more than 1000 people, your drone operator will need to be 150 meters away at all times.They should carry out a thorough site survey to ensure it is feasible to carry out the required work and assess any risks.Ensure they carry out work within the condi [...]