27 04, 2019

Drones in Education

By |2019-04-27T10:34:09+01:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News, Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones in Education Following on from our exciting announcement about our ground-breaking Drones for Schools programme, we thought we’d take a look at the wider impact and opportunities for drones within the education system. Drones are set to change the way we work in so many ways and industries, as well as offering a raft of new leisure time activities from FPV racing to amateur flyers exercising their creative muscles to create their own aerial photographs and videos.  Children in schools now will be tomorrow’s pilots, growing up alongside this [...]

17 04, 2019

DRONE SAFETY AT EVENTS 2019

By |2019-04-17T09:04:16+01:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As spring approaches and the UK’s weather improves soon we’ll be seeing more drones taking to the skies than ever before. Drone season is nearly upon us and this year DSR predicts that in 2019 we shall see more drones being flown at events than ever before.  This is great news as the nation’s businesses embrace drone technology.  There is nothing wrong with this at all, as long as the pilots flying drones at events are legal commercial pilots. Under the UK’s aviation law, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) states that anybody who is flying a drone [...]

9 02, 2019

Drones Used in Conservation Efforts

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00February 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 [...]

7 01, 2019

DSR and Member Workshops

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops. Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer members the chance to meet with DSR and Jessops experts as well as other industry leading professionals. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops. Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer [...]

22 12, 2018

DSR New Members’ Benefit – Online Forum

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Members|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The last few weeks have seen a lot of changes in DSR's online world, with the introduction of our brand new website. Obviously this is a very public change as all of our visitors are beginning to enjoy its new features and functions. However, we've also been working hard behind the scenes bringing on a new member benefit - the Forum. This is exclusively available to all of our drone pilot members and is a one stop shop for all DSR resources - from website branding to forms and templates. More importantly perhaps, [...]

5 10, 2018

Wedding Drones – Book yours now!

By |2019-03-19T21:16:33+01:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hire a Drone Safe Register Operator for your Wedding coverage. Nationwide Service. Hiring a drone for your special day is a great addition for all weddings. Most weddings are set in stunning surroundings and as long as the person flying the drone has permission from the venue, appropriate insurance and CAA permission for commercial operations there is nothing wrong with this at all. Here at DSR we have made the process very safe and easy for you. Simply use our new instant quote form and you will receive quotes from your nearest 4 wedding drone specialist CAA [...]

22 08, 2018

Drone Surveys in London

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Restrictions on their use mean that drone surveys London often require more planning than those in other cities and towns. As well as airport traffic, there is above average use of helicopters in London, so caution is needed. Concerns over terrorism and threats to politicians and the Royal Family add to the complications around flying drones in London.   Contrary to what many people believe though, drone surveys London are possible. If you work within the rules and contact the relevant authorities you can fly drones in populated areas without getting into trouble. Government and authorities have [...]

17 08, 2018

Drone Photography Prices UK

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone photography prices UK vary depending on a number of factors. The most important is whether the drone photographer you book is legal and insured to fly. Drone Safe Register was set up to promote the use of drones safely and responsibly in the UK, and to ensure that anyone hiring an operator understands the law. We have CAA approved operators for hire nationwide. It’s possible to find cheap drone pilots of course, but it can be very risky to use one of these. Firstly, they may not have the necessary skills, experience or equipment to [...]

16 08, 2018

Drone Services UK – What’s Available?

By |2019-03-19T21:39:40+01:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are a growing number of drone services in the UK already, and more are appearing as the technology improves. We are at an exciting new frontier with a number of new technologies emerging and evolving at the same time. Unmanned vehicles, drones and artificial intelligence will combined in new ways over the coming years. So what’s available now in terms of drone services UK? It’s not as many people imagine about getting pizzas and parcels delivered from the sky, the reality is for more interesting. Drone roof inspections. This service has been available for some [...]

23 07, 2018

Drones for production companies

By |2019-01-22T17:27:15+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial filming and video was only an affordable option for big budget TV productions and movies up until a few years ago, but drone technology has changed all that. Drones for production companies are now within the budget of marketing films and more routine work. Aerial footage adds a cinematic quality to a video production. With the right skills and experience a drone operator can produce stunning aerial video to add a wow factor to even the most mundane subjects. Drone reveal shots where the camera pans up to reveal something like a hotel at sunset [...]

11 07, 2018

Professional Drone Pilot Opportunities

By |2019-01-29T08:52:34+01:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Regarded as toys and the playthings of ‘geeks’ just a couple of years ago, drones are becoming part of everyday life. Industry reports suggest that the number of drones in the UK will triple by 2021. Drones flown for recreation will increase from one to four million, and commercial drones will increase from around 150,000 to 1.5 million. There will be thousands of professional drone pilot opportunities as the industry goes through this rapid phase of growth. Public safety is a major concern as the use of drones increases. In spite of attention-grabbing drone stories in the popular [...]

8 06, 2018

How to Hire a Drone Pilot

By |2019-01-29T09:00:53+01:00June 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+01:00May 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+01:00May 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 [...]

28 04, 2018

CAA NQE List – Get Trained & find Work

By |2019-01-23T16:56:42+01:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The drone industry is booming in the UK, and the demand for trained, approved pilots is greater than ever. DSR finds well paid work for it’s members. Companies authorised by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to deliver training to commercial drone pilots are called National Qualified Entities or NQE’s. A search of the CAA NQE list is a good starting point if you’re interested in starting a drone business or following a career in the industry. Back in 2013 the CAA list of approved pilots had only 117 names. There are now over 4,000! There are [...]

27 04, 2018

CAA approved drone operators

By |2019-01-23T17:22:19+01:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Safe use of drones is underpinned by UK law. The regulations are set out in the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO 2016), and there are specific rules for anyone using a drone for commercial purposes. CAA approved drone operators are required to take an exam to prove they understand the relevant laws and can operate safely and within them. We are proudly the UK’s largest network of CAA approved drone operators. We have pilots for hire nationwide. The relevant sections of legislation are – Article 241 – endangering safety of any person or property. This is [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone hire in Hampshire

By |2019-01-23T17:19:12+01:00April 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+01:00April 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+01:00April 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+01:00April 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 [...]