22 04, 2019

Drones and their Use in Agriculture

By |2019-04-20T17:38:46+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones and their Use in Agriculture Drones are playing an increasingly important role in worldwide agriculture. Against a backdrop of a growing world population, faced with the challenge of sustaining food production with dwindling resources, drones can offer a reasonably priced precision farming solution. How can Drones Help The ability to scan large tracts of land that by their nature, inhibit access and manoeuvrability is something that is ideally suited to an unmanned aerial vehicles. Much time can be saved over a ground level survey when assessing land condition, crop health and [...]

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 [...]

8 04, 2019

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments

By |2019-04-09T14:58:24+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flying near Airports and Aerodromes and other ANO Amendments As drone technology has become more and more a part of everyday life, it has become increasingly clear that amendments have will continue to be required to the UK's Air Navigation Order.  The law is never finished as the saying goes and must change to reflect the circumstances and sometimes, the events, of the day. One such event that can be credited with heralding the first of two rounds of changes of SUA operators in 2019, is the shutdown of Gatwick airport [...]

3 04, 2019

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses

By |2019-04-03T10:04:11+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses There are few venues that look more spectacular when viewed from the air than a golf course. Photography and videography of the entirety of your course – from the first tee to the 18th hole and even the 19th – can combine to produce some stunning visual images. Marketing your Golf Course A series of short drone flights can provide you with a wide range of marketing materials. Short hole by hole flyovers make for perfect website and social media engagement material.  Longer promotional productions that [...]

1 04, 2019

Drones and Landscape Photography

By |2019-04-01T17:15:40+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones and Landscape Photography Drones offer the opportunity to capture all sorts of landscapes from a unique aerial perspective both for the hobbyist and professional pilot. Here are some tips for starting to take drone landscape pictures or just some ideas on how to improve and develop your aerial landscape photography. Preparation is Key If you are working with a ground based camera, you have all the time in the world to capture your images.  However, a drone’s short battery life means you will have a much higher success rate of [...]

25 03, 2019

DSR Member & the DAFNE Project

By |2019-03-25T13:21:22+01:00March 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 [...]

14 03, 2019

5 Amazon Gifts Ideas for the Drone Lover in your Life

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Know someone who loves their drone?  Well, the good news is that not all drone gifts need to cost the earth and you’re sure to delight your UAV drone enthusiast with one of these.  Also, if you want to drop a subtle hint for your Christmas or birthday list, then we’re not judging! 1 - No Such Thing as Too Many Drones If this is the motto of the drone pilot in your life, then look no further for their perfect t-shirt.  It’s available in a number of different colours but we like the [...]

8 03, 2019

Drone Hire Services

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

26 02, 2019

Maritime Filming and Drones

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 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 |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging, Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

23 02, 2019

DSR Hobbyist Members

By |2019-03-24T23:01:48+01:00February 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A lot of the time on our blog, we talk about the benefits that drone photography and videography can bring to a commercial operation. Maybe, what we don't mention so much is how much fun drones can be as a hobby. Our hobbyist membership is growing all the time and we will shortly be launching a blog series featuring some of our talented members along with showcasing some of our increasing range of member benefits which we are very excited about. Our hobbyist members are at the forefont of [...]

30 01, 2019

Drone Safe Register Award Winners Announced

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is with a great deal of pride that Drone Safe Register announced the winners of their 2018 awards.  We were flooded with entries and this once again confirmed that we have some of the best drone pilots in the UK as members in our growing organisation. The Category The Film & TV Aerial Imagery Award – sponsored by Coverdrone. Among our members, we have some most talented cinematographers in the industry who are behind much of the footage that you see on both your television and on the big screen. This category looked to reward [...]

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 [...]

31 12, 2018

DSR New Year Resolutions

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As one year rolls into the next, it's an ideal time to look back on everything that has happened in the last 12 months and and take a beat to think about what's in store for the year ahead. 2018 So it goes without saying that this year has been incredible for DSR. It's seen our visit to Dragons' Den to further our plans to become more than just a national directory of UK approved drone pilots. We can now offer more than ever to our members in terms of discounts and benefits as well [...]

22 12, 2018

Gatwick Drone Disruption – DSR Press Release

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release 22nd December 2018 Commercial Certified Drone Pilots Fear Knee-Jerk Reaction to Illegal Drone Activity at Gatwick Drone Safe Register (DSR), who represent around 500 professional, commercially approved CAA certified drone pilots, are expressing concern that due to public pressure authorities and legislators will rush to make legal recommendations for the use of drones that will not be fit for purpose. Baroness Randerson has already today launched ill-informed political rhetoric on increasing further legislation in particular widening the airport perimeters from 1km to 5km, despite knowing that this would have made zero difference [...]

10 12, 2018

CAA Begin their Drone Consultation

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The 30th May 2018 saw the government's announcement that further drone laws were being introduced as part of their ‘ Industrial Strategy: the Grand Challenges ’  initiative designed to take drones safely forward into the UK's future. These laws will affect all drone users (flying craft over 250g which includes the DJI Spark) from the casual hobbyist to the full time commercial pilot but the good news is that we all have time to prepare. The CAA have just launched their own consultation survey to allow them to build the necessary systems and procedures to accommodate the new legislation and [...]

8 12, 2018

Buying a Child a Drone for Christmas

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: General, Jessops|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What better way to inspire the next generation of drone pilots that to get them one of their very own.  Drones have captured the imaginations of lots of children this year and it's likely they are going to be mentioned on lots of letters to Santa already. The first thing to say is that we'd recommend that drones, even 'toy' ones, are best bought for the over 8's.  It's hard to imagine that most younger children would get much out of it and they still do need to be flown responsibly as there are [...]

20 11, 2018

DSR’s First Regional Meeting

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As our membership has grown, so has the interest that lots of industry suppliers have shown in working alongside us and our members to offer a range of member benefits.  One of these benefits has come to fruition recently in the first of our regional meetings. Held in Marlow on 9th November, this gathering was open free of charge to all DSR members (although pre-registration was required) and it brought them together in front of a panel of industry experts including our partners at Jessops.   The room was full to bursting with so [...]

3 11, 2018

Drone Safe Register at the Drone & Technology Show

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

DSR will be joining forces with Jessops at the drone industry’s biggest UK show. The Drone & Technology Show is back in Birmingham NEC in December 2018 to showcase all things drone to both the professional and hobbyist market. Jessops, as the major UK and European supplier, will of course be represented and DSR are excited to be joining them – evidence of the increasingly close relationship of two of Peter Jones’ brands. ‘It’s a very natural fit between the two businesses” says DSR founder Mark Boyt, “and it’s one that we’re very excited about as it offers such [...]

1 11, 2018

Jessops – Exclusive Discount to DSR

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Jessops, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Jessops have become Drone Safe Register’s preferred supplier for drone equipment and accessories with an exclusive discount deal for members. Peter Jones has brought together Jessops Europe Limited (which he rescued from administration in 2013) with his more recent Dragons’ Den investment in DSR. A deal has been struck to offer both professional and hobbyist members an exclusive discount on the Jessops extensive range of drones and accessories both in store and online. Members will receive details of the discounts and how to claim it via email later today but Mark Boyt (DSR founder) says that it will offer [...]