12 03, 2019

March 13th 2019 Air Navigation Order Amendments

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Articles, CAA, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on March 13th 2019 Air Navigation Order Amendments

As drone technology has become more and more a part of everyday life, it has become increasingly clear that amendments have been 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 in December 2018 by the apparent unauthorised drone activity. Whether you feel that the amendments are a [...]

12 01, 2019

CAA Airspace Portal – Checking for Changes

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CAA Airspace Portal – Checking for Changes

Airspace counts as an invisible national asset – put simply, it is defined as the part of the atmosphere controlled by a State above its territory and over the sea which it is committed to provide air navigation services. It is divided into two main categories – controlled and uncontrolled space and in the UK, the CAA is the body that’s responsible for administering the rules and regulations regarding it. Over time, obviously, the needs for the airspace change and so the airspace classes need to be amended so they can meet these requirements.  [...]

22 07, 2017

UK Government to Introduce Drone Registration

By |2019-01-23T15:34:52+01:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on UK Government to Introduce Drone Registration

The Government’s drone consultation response has been published today and it announces registration for all drones weighing 250g or more. Read the Full Publication There 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 registration is to improve the accountability of [...]

14 07, 2017

Illegal Drone on Parcel Force Promo

By |2019-01-23T15:39:28+01:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Illegal Drone on Parcel Force Promo

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 [...]

6 07, 2017

UNSAFE DRONE PILOT WALKS AWAY WITH FINE AND DRONE CONFISCATION

By |2019-01-23T15:44:43+01:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on UNSAFE DRONE PILOT WALKS AWAY WITH FINE AND DRONE CONFISCATION

In 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 Here The 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 £30 surcharge and £185 costs imposed. An order to retain the [...]

20 06, 2017

Summer Drone Hire

By |2019-01-23T15:50:56+01:00June 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 [...]

12 06, 2017

Drone Safe Register in Republic of Ireland

By |2019-01-23T18:10:05+01:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Safe Register in Republic of Ireland

Drone Safe Register ™ is delighted to announce that the DSR 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 a pin [...]

5 06, 2017

Drone Safe Register Partners with Coverdrone

By |2019-01-23T18:14:29+01:00June 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 drones through Coverdrone and we have received lots of positive feedback [...]

22 08, 2016

DJI WIND 1 Drone

By |2019-01-21T12:53:00+01:00August 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on DJI WIND 1 Drone

Could this be the new DJI all-weather drone? Capable of flying in high winds and even rain? Last weekend various media sources shared what they believe is DJI’s new drone, the ‘Wind 1’.  Fitted with 4 powerful DJI motors and twin batteries, power and flight time could be quite impressive.  If correct? This will have the same camera options as DJI’s Inspire and Matrices.  This new drone will be capable of flexible use for the exploding UAV market, this is a clearly a drone for industrial use.  Only time will tell if this is the new industrial drone from DJI [...]

20 03, 2016

Mast & Rigging Inspection By Drone – Nationwide Service

By |2019-01-18T21:27:53+01:00March 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mast & Rigging Inspection By Drone – Nationwide Service

Begin (or end) your season with a thorough inspection of the rigging and mast. Our pilots can visually inspect all running and standing rigging using state of the art HD cameras. Drone Safe Register is a national directory for CAA registered pilots who have correct CAA permission to carry out all types of aerial work.  Our pilots are fully insured and highly skilled. Search for your Local Drone Pilot

9 03, 2016

More Drone Pilots than Ever being Trained

By |2019-01-18T21:16:16+01:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More Drone Pilots than Ever being Trained

More drone pilots than ever are now becoming trained and legal as Drone Safe Register tackles the use of illegal drones.  Before Drone Safe Register launched back in November 2015 it was very clear the UK had a huge problem with drone pilots operating without CAA permission and correct insurance. Drone Safe Register has now targeted over 1.6 million adults with its short educational video receiving well over 500,000 views since launch. A very impressive number to say the least. Lack of public awareness was the main problem as the hiring public simply didn’t know the rules and so we are [...]

9 03, 2016

Hire a Wedding Drone Pilot – Nationwide Service from £199

By |2019-01-18T21:11:41+01:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hire a Wedding Drone Pilot – Nationwide Service from £199

Hiring a Wedding drone is certainly the new must have at any wedding for 2016.  Being able to capture aerial photography and film from the air really does give a unique perspective. It is very important that you only hire a legal, professional and full insured drone pilot or company. Not only is it the law but hiring a professional means you are in very safe hands. Drones can be dangerous but all of our pilots are fully trained and very easy to find.  The cost for hiring a registered drone pilot starts from around £250- £300 for basic photography [...]

8 03, 2016

6 Things to Consider Before You Hire a Drone

By |2019-01-18T21:02:47+01:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 6 Things to Consider Before You Hire a Drone

1. Try to be flexible with the dates for filming Weather is a massive factor when it comes to hiring a drone. When you are looking to book a drone, try to be fully aware of the UK weather forecast and, if an unexpected storm comes in out of nowhere, understand the filming may have to be delayed. Scheduling a second date is a good idea in case the drone is unable to fly due to rain or wind.  If you are hiring a drone to take aerial pictures at your wedding, there isn’t going to be a lot of room for dates to be flexible, but [...]

7 03, 2016

Drone Season Is Nearly Here – We Are Ready!!

By |2019-01-18T20:33:26+01:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Season Is Nearly Here – We Are Ready!!

Finding a drone operator within the UK is easy with Drone Safe Register.  Drone Safe Register is the UK’s fastest growing website for Drone Hire. All Drone Safe Register Members have been checked before being added to our register. DSR is the safest UK register as we not only check PfCO status (Permission from the CAA) but also check insurance.   DSR members also wear orange UAV Operator jackets and carry DSR ID cards at all times. Sadly some operators do not have permission for aerial work and carry NO insurance.  DSR has some of the very best UK [...]

27 02, 2016

Drone Hire Saves Cathedral Thousands

By |2019-03-19T21:19:26+01:00February 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Hire Saves Cathedral Thousands

For the first time in its history Chichester Cathedral in West Sussex has used an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone, to carry out an important aerial survey on the spire of the Cathedral in Chichester. Back in October 2014 the spire suffered a direct lightning strike. This made it important to carry out a close aerial inspection of the stonework to check for any damage.  The cost of employing the services of a drone helped to save costs for the Cathedral which was very welcomed. Controlled by a Drone Safe Register member from the ground the [...]

22 02, 2016

Wiltshire Drone Hire – AAIR

By |2019-01-18T19:55:49+01:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wiltshire Drone Hire – AAIR

We are AAIR (Affordable Aerial Imagery and Recordings).  Our ethos is to make aerial works, which has traditionally been very expensive, more affordable to people like you and me. However, we aim to keep the quality high.  Our UAV can film in 4k at 30 fps.  We can also film in HD if required including 120 fps for slow motion.  All video is stabilised via a 3 axis gimbal for super smooth video.  Which you can see via the videos on our showreel page.  We can also take 12MP stills for excellent aerial photos. We can also transfer our [...]

20 02, 2016

Drone Hire Helps University Celebrate Anniversary

By |2019-01-18T17:57:35+01:00February 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Hire Helps University Celebrate Anniversary

Drone hire helps university with amazing 50 year celebration.  Movie quotes were written in the sand on Bournemouth Beach yesterday to celebrate 50 years of Bournemouth Film School. A group of around 10 Visual Communication and Graphic Design students from the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) were joined by staff and alumni close to Bournemouth Pier to make the most of the bright sunshine while drawing the giant lettering.  They used garden rakes and other tools to drag up the sand and create the patterns on the seafront as people walking along the promenade looked on.  The aim, said Professor Stuart Bartholomew [...]

19 02, 2016

Drone Hire Educational Video

By |2019-01-18T17:42:42+01:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Hire Educational Video

This drone hire video explains the law when hiring a drone operator in the UK and Ireland. All drone hire pilots and companies are required by law to carry valid insurance and hold a CAA permission for Commercial Operation work known as a PfCO.

15 02, 2016

The First Quad-Copter Drone to Fly Across The English Channel

By |2019-01-18T14:09:20+01:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The First Quad-Copter Drone to Fly Across The English Channel

Tomorrow a team of UK drone experts will be attempting to fly a drone across the English Channel starting in France.  If they succeed they will be the first ever people in history to fly a drone across the 21 mile stretch of water. In fact this will be the longest distance ever recorded anywhere in the world by drone.  This will be a huge aviation milestone if they are successful.  Full CAA permission has been obtained including support from French authorities.  The drone will be tracked by boat with the pilots sticks fully forward for an estimated 70 minute record [...]