25 03, 2019

DSR Member & the DAFNE Project

By |2019-03-25T13:21:22+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Video and Filming|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register qualified pilots are involved all around the world in some ground breaking UAV projects including DAFNE - using drone video combined with maps to provide information and inspire the imaginations of those planning for the Zambian landscape. Simon Spratley is a DSR member who is working with DAFNE in Zambia teaching workshops to students regarding UAVs and passing on his knowledge. Flying High with DAFNE - Fritz Kleinschroth Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are a cutting-edge technology allowing aerial views of the earth in extremely high resolution. Facilitated by our partner ATEC-3D, the DAFNE project [...]

22 03, 2019

Construction Site & Property Inspections – National Same Day Service

By |2019-09-29T02:37:32+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UAVs and Property Inspections Drones can offer a safe, efficient and cost effective way to carry out property inspections whilst keeping your feet safely on the ground. Whatever stage of property development, drones can offer significant advantages over traditional methods such as scaffolding or cherry pickers.  Using aerial technology, inspections with high quality photography and videography can be carried out in a fraction of the time that it takes to erect scaffolding.  This means that not only are inspections completed quickly and efficiently, but at reduced cost as well. Your drone pilot can fly their [...]

9 03, 2019

UAVs and Search and Rescue

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+00:00March 9th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In September 2018 DJI added a very interesting video to their YouTube channel.  It detailed experiments to measure the different in performance between search and rescue teams with and without drones. The results make for interesting viewing in terms of the drone’s potential as a life saving tool as well as a business asset. “The potential for drones to save lives is clear – at least 160 people have been rescued by drones around the world.” Romeo Durscher, DJI Director of Public Safety Integration 2018 was also the year when the RNLI trialled drones [...]

4 03, 2019

Drones Unlock the Ocean’s Secrets

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial surveying of the marine environment is not a new phenomenon with scientist, conservationists and researchers having long relied upon aerial images as a means of gathering data from the open oceans. However, advances in drone technology have meant that this data gathering can now be carried out faster, more regularly and far cheaper than when manned flights were required.  The quality of the imagery and footage, both transmitted in real time and stored for later review can also reduce the need for large observation teams and reveal hidden details that would be difficult to [...]

26 02, 2019

Maritime Filming With Drones

By |2019-10-01T00:08:45+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Marine|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

On this blog, we’ve quite often looked at the difference UAV technology is predicted to make in industries such as construction and insurance.  However, the drone’s potential isn’t limited to dry land with many maritime and offshore companies beginning to look at how they can capture and utilise their own corner of this emerging industry. One of the main fields in which drones are being deployed at sea (as they are on land) is for carrying out of marine inspections. The Royal Navy is making use of these high portable cameras to inspect their vessels [...]

25 02, 2019

Drones and Wind Turbines a perfect match

By |2019-10-01T00:10:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging, Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wind Turbine Inspections by the UK's leading drone pilots 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 – [...]

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 [...]

9 02, 2019

Drones Used in Conservation Efforts

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

There are a lot of drones being used in conservation work around the world as they provide a fast, affordable and non invasive way to monitor and assess wildlife populations in their natural environment. However, the conservation group that are charged with preserving the incredibly valuable environment of the Galapagos Islands are really pushing drone use into new territories with their latest innovation. An invasion of brown and black rats has been seriously depleting the populations of the rare nesting birds that call the Islands their home and it was vital that action be taken to [...]

8 06, 2018

How to Hire a Drone Pilot

By |2019-01-29T09:00:53+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you want to know how to hire a drone pilot, Drone Safe Register’s quick quote facility is the perfect place to start. With over 370 CAA approved drone pilots available, you can obtain drone quotes for anywhere in the UK. There are several things to consider when you hire a drone pilot in the UK. Anyone using a drone for payment or reward must have approval to do so from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). There is no such thing as a UK drone licence, and approval comes in the form of a PFCO (Permission for Commercial Operations). [...]

31 05, 2018

Changes to Regulations May 2018 – Do I need a drone licence?

By |2019-02-01T10:40:31+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: legacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The day after a report on the future of the drone industry was released by accountants PWC, new regulations were announced to improve safety. Some will come into effect immediately, with others being introduced later. The question do I need a drone licence in the UK is still often asked, and the new regulations help to clarify this. CAA approved drone pilot already operate to strict safety and privacy regulations, so it’s hobbyists who are likely to fee the impact of new drone laws in the UK. There is a lot of confusion around whether you need a drone licence [...]

31 05, 2018

Dramatic Rise in Drone Pilot Hire Predicted

By |2019-01-29T09:39:42+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Accountancy giant PWC released a report in May 2018 predicting an exciting future for anyone involved in drone pilot hire. The industry is projected to offer a boost to the UK’s economy of over £42 billion by the year 2030. Drones are still regarded as toys and a dangerous nuisance by many, but the PWC report sets out the positive impact unmanned aircraft are having in a broad range of industries. It predicts that over 72,000 drones will be in the UK’s sky by the end of the next decade, and gives specific financial projections that [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone hire in Hampshire

By |2019-01-23T17:19:12+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hampshire in the South of England has everything from coastlines and beaches to country parks. It has a thriving economy and is a popular tourist destination with attractions including The New Forest, The South Downs National Park and the cities of Winchester and Portsmouth. Drone hire in Hampshire is readily available as there are a number of large established companies providing services in and around the county. Drone Safe Register’s searchable database is a great resource for finding drone services for hire in Hampshire and other parts of the UK. Drone Safe Register is the UK’s largest [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone Hire in Gloucestershire

By |2019-01-23T17:46:38+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A wide variety of businesses are looking for drone hire in Gloucestershire. Use of unmanned aircraft as a replacement for helicopters in aerial photography is now commonplace. Typical reasons for drone hire in Gloucestershire include – Aerial photography. With picturesque scenery in The Cotswold Hills and Forest of Dean it’s not surprising Gloucestershire is a popular destination for landscape photographers. Being able to view, photograph and film the local landscape from the air has an obvious appeal Aerial inspection work. Drones are the ideal tools for checking roofs, chimneys, air condition units and other hard to [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone Hire in Dorset

By |2019-01-23T17:22:56+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Made famous by the television series Broadchurch in recent years, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is one of the most stunning in the UK. Harbour Cliff Beach featured heavily in the series, and it’s not the only one worth a visit. Another iconic view is Lulworth Cove with it’s stunning cliffs and famous Durdle Door arch. It’s not surprising that drone hire in Dorset is a growing market.  As well as the tourist trade, drone hire in Dorset is popular for roof inspections, building surveys and insurance claim validation work. Using a drone for this type of work is [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone Hire in Devon

By |2019-01-29T12:05:05+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sandy beaches, fossil cliffs and national parks make Devon one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. If the weather could be guaranteed, many people would be happy to holiday here rather than travel abroad. Home to The English Riviera – a series of picturesque harbour towns including Paignton, Brixham and Torquay – Devon has everything from five star hotels to budget self-catering holiday lets. Drone hire in Devon is in high demand. Photographers who have captured the beauty of the scenery from the ground are now able to shoot from an aerial perspective. Beaches, lakes [...]

13 04, 2018

Drone hire in Cornwall

By |2019-01-23T17:36:00+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With it’s sandy beaches and beautiful countryside it’s no wonder that Cornwall is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Surveys by Cornish Countryside, The National Trust and the Forestry Commission all indicate that visitor numbers have steadily increased since 2014, and this looks set to continue. Not surprisingly, interest in drone hire in Cornwall is also increasing. If you’re looking to enjoy some fun flying on Cornwall’s beaches, a basic toy model may be all you need. It won’t fly far or for long with limited battery life, but as a taster [...]

13 04, 2018

Drone hire in Cambridgeshire.

By |2019-01-29T09:56:54+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones – also known Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – are now being used in a wide range of commercial applications. From agriculture to construction, drones use state of the art technology to reduce costs and speed up processes like surveying and inspections. Whatever your needs, Drone Safe Register have pilots available for drone hire in Cambridgeshire and across the UK. Drones have received a lot of bad press in recent months, but 99% of owners in the UK act responsibly and follow guidelines set out by the Civil Aviation Authority. Stories of near misses with manned [...]

20 03, 2018

Drone Photography in London

By |2019-01-23T17:50:57+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone photography of London is a fantastic way to capture the familiar sights and landmarks of our capital city. Shots of the Thames, the London Eye and The Tower of London are instantly recognisable. The centre of London’s skyline is changing rapidly as impressive new buildings are erected, and they make a great subject for aerial photography. The use of drones in congested areas is heavily regulated, and the rules are particularly tight in London. The presence of London City Airport, high volumes of local helicopter traffic and concerns over terrorism are just some of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]