24 03, 2019

Drones and Wedding Photography

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

19 02, 2019

Drone Property Inspections

By |2019-02-21T03:08:53+01:00February 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 [...]

16 02, 2019

Hiring a Drone for your Wedding

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

19 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Camera Price – What Does it Cost?

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

26 06, 2018

Drone Wedding Photography Service

By |2019-01-23T13:49:30+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

25 06, 2018

Drone Operator Work

By |2019-01-23T14:04:32+01:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Accountancy firm PWC have predicted huge growth in drone operator jobs by the year 2030. This will be in a broad range of industry sectors from wholesale to defense. If you’re thinking about starting a drone business or finding a drone operator job there’s never been a better time. Use of drones in industry is driven by the need to innovate, increase productivity and reduce costs. Amazon is a great example of how modern businesses are embracing drone technology. It may be some years before swarms of drones are over the UK’s sky delivering parcels, but [...]

15 06, 2018

Drones for your Wedding

By |2019-01-23T10:39:58+01:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“My fiancé really wants some aerial shots taken of our wedding…  and I’d like to book a drone for him as a surprise. How do I choose an operator to go for and is there anything I need to know before booking?” Booking a drone operator to fly at your wedding will create a fantastic memory for the happy couple, as well as the rest of the wedding party. Capturing your special day from this perspective creates a lot of buzz and those otherwise impossible-to-capture shots will be treasured for years to come. The general public [...]

14 02, 2018

Hiring a Drone Wedding Photographer

By |2019-01-23T10:36:36+01:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re planning a wedding, you may be wondering if you should hire a drone wedding photographer? Some wedding photographers are starting to use drones, but most prefer to concentrate on their traditional work. If a photographer does offer to take some drone shots of your wedding, it’s essential that you check they have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and that they have the correct insurance cover. At Drone Safe Register, we have a national network of CAA approved drone pilots, and we can supply a professional to cover your wedding. Hiring someone without [...]

26 03, 2017

UK Wedding Venues – Drone Warning

By |2019-01-23T14:37:52+01:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This summer Drone Safe Register has no doubt that drones will be part of many of the nation’s weddings.  We predict that more drones than ever will be flown above wedding venues. There is nothing wrong with this, as wedding couples look for a unique way to capture their big day.  However all wedding venues, before agreeing to a drone at the location, must ask drone pilots for the following: Ask for a copy of the drone pilot’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission. Ask for a copy of their commercial drone insurance / public liability Anybody that allows an illegal pilot to [...]

22 02, 2016

Tamworth Drone Hire – Papercut Media LTD

By |2019-01-18T19:51:56+01:00February 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

Belfast Drone Hire – Elevated Imaging Systems

By |2019-01-18T19:44:15+01:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Elevated Imaging Systems (EIS) aims to create memorable and exciting images, using high resolution stills and video cameras mounted on drones. Our cameras are suspended from stabilised three-axis gimbals which enable remarkably clear pictures and moving images to be obtained, even in strong winds. Our aerial platforms are lightweight, quick to deploy and considerably more affordable and flexible than helicopters and light aircraft. The UK Civil Aviation Authority granted EIS its Permit to Fly for Commercial Operations in January 2015. This means we can legitimately and professionally undertake commercial operations and, crucially, obtain insurance to do so. We have recently joined the select team of BBC-approved contractors, which is indicative [...]

22 02, 2016

Gateshead Drone Hire – Survey Drones

By |2019-01-18T18:21:55+01:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Survey Drones are chartered Health and Safety specialists who recognise the value of using drones to remove the need for working at height. We use our fleet of drones to undertake building inspections and roof surveys. Based in the North East of England, we have three qualified remote pilots, Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority and full insurance.  Drones have a number of useful applications but we typically work in the construction industry and for Building and Facility Managers. Recent jobs have included a full external survey of a lighthouse and providing imagery of a newly [...]

22 02, 2016

Drone Hire Doncaster Overland UAS

By |2019-01-18T18:35:36+01:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Overland UAS offer complete aerial media, mapping and surveying solutions using the latest technology. They are, as DSR Members, a Civil Aviation Approved Operator, fully insured and Qualified BUNCs UAS Pilots. Overland UAS offer a range of services, including mapping agricultural land, photographing private houses, aerial video production and surveying a potential construction site. Whether you’re an individual or a business, Overland UAS have the skills, technology and experience to help.  Overland UAS use the latest in Unmanned Aerial Systems. Our media production is of the highest quality, and we operate the latest ‘Camera Drones’ filming in 4K and 1080dpi [...]

11 02, 2016

Drone Hire Check List

By |2019-03-19T21:19:47+01:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here's a straight and simple check list that you can use as a guide when you are hiring a drone operator.  Of course our best advice would be to hire from the Drone Safe Register where safe and legal is guaranteed. Always check your drone pilot has a valid CAA PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) certificate along with the appropriate valid insurance. There are a number of things that must be considered and or followed before carrying out aerial work. They should carry out a thorough site survey to ensure it is feasible to carry out the required work [...]