21 06, 2019

When can you fly a drone by Gatwick Airport?

By |2019-06-21T15:53:43+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

You can't fly a drone near an airport... or can you? The drone incursion at Gatwick Airport last December was clearly a reckless and deliberate act of sabotage, the consequences of which brought misery to the travelling public and burdened the airport and airlines alike with significant expense and logistic upheaval.  The cost to the UK has been put in excess of £50m. While the story moves off into distant memory, 6 months on from the incident, the aftermath has also left its mark on the fledgling commercial drone services industry, with many operators, particularly those that work [...]

20 05, 2019

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-22T14:58:37+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured, General, Members|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Join the Drone Safe Register The drone industry is new and changing fast. December 2018 saw apparent drone related activity close Gatwick airport and created a ripple effect amongst the general public with regards to drone operators, and some changes in the law regarding how all drone pilots (both commercial and amateur) can operate. Couple this with the legislation changes that were already in the pipeline to bring the UK into line with the EASA standards and running a UAV business or even enjoying [...]

18 05, 2019

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register

By |2019-05-18T10:35:18+01:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register In March 2019, Drone Safe Register were very proud to announce their support or All Call Signs – a not for profit organisation that works with veterans and serving military personnel to offer mental health support. Staffed by volunteers with Forces experience, this incredible organisation looks to use their understanding of the struggles of life and out of uniform.  As well as working with the media to raise awareness of mental health issues, they also offer a potentially life-saving Beacon Service, and this is where [...]

15 05, 2019

Drone Deliveries and Medicine

By |2019-05-15T14:50:55+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Deliveries and Medicine Time is often a critical factor in the field of medicine and so medical professionals are starting to look at drones to see if they can save valuable hours and minutes in a variety of capacities. Zipline International We’ve look at this ground breaking organisation before in a previous blog https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/blog/drone-deliveries-not-just-for-pizzas/ but they are worth taking a second look at – especially now that they have expanded their operations from Rwanda to also include Ghana and are now providing 13,000,000 with access to life saving medicines.  They [...]

11 05, 2019

DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den

By |2019-05-20T14:23:19+01:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Dragons Den, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

DSR Back into the Dragons’ Den The 9th of September 2018 was a landmark day in the history of Drone Safe Register as it was the air date of the episode of Dragons’ Den where we gained investment form Dragon Peter Jones CBE. At DSR HQ, we had been keeping our involvement in the BBC’s flagship business programme a secret for the best part of 6 months, so frankly it was a giant relief when it all went public. We knew that having the investment and backing of someone like Peter [...]

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 [...]

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 |2019-05-18T10:11:16+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 12, 2018

DSR Launch the Drone Safe Register 2018 Awards!

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are proud to count some of the best safe and legal drone pilots available across the country in our membership.  With this in mind, DSR is very excited to announce that we have launched our annual Drone awards 2018 to celebrate all of that member talent and their outstanding contribution to the UK Drone Industry. There are four categories for entries, each with a £200 cash prize donated by each category sponsor who will also act as the judge for their category. The Film & Television Aerial Imagery Award [...]

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 [...]

3 10, 2018

Peter Jones – Planning to Bring Drone Technology to the Forefront of the UK’s Plans

By |2019-03-19T21:16:33+01:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dragons Den, News, Peter Jones|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Peter Jones was the Dragon of choice before DSR founder, Mark Boyt, flew into the Den. So when he left having secured investment from the man himself, it was understandably very exciting. What remained unknown initially, however, was the level of personal involvement that Peter would bring to DSR. In fact, this has exceeded all expectations with Peter having already personally attended many meetings and even taken time to film a short promotional video espousing the benefits of the Drone Safe Register network of qualified and legal pilots. “I’m absolutely delighted with my investment into the UK [...]

17 09, 2018

Where is DSR After our Visit to the Dragons’ Den

By |2019-03-19T21:25:51+01:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So if you’ve been looking at the drone industry recently, then you’ve probably noticed that DSR has been making the headlines.  Our founder, Mark Boyt, entered the Dragons’ Den to make his pitch and started a bit of a row between three of the Dragons all keen to invest.   It all ended with a handshake between Mark and tech titan Peter Jones and £60,000 invested in return for a 40% share in the business. The following week has been a hectic time with endless phone calls, meetings, press activity and planning. So what does it all mean as the [...]

10 09, 2018

Peter Jones Investment on Dragons Den

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Newest Team Member is a Dragon! When DSR founder, Mark Boyt, stood in front of the Dragons undergoing their trademark grilling, there wasn’t a great deal of time for him to think about the opportunities ahead of him. “To be truthful, I was so focused on just giving them the information that they were asking for, that I literally almost forgot about what the outcome of it all might be.   So I was genuinely gobsmacked when three Dragons declared their hands as being interested in investing!” There is no doubt that any one of [...]

6 09, 2018

Drone Safe Register Comes Face to Face with Dragons!

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For the majority of 2018 here at DSR headquarters, we are sorry to say that we have been keeping quite a few secrets from everyone.  However, the time has come when (nearly) all can be revealed! Early in the year, we quite literally flew into the Dragons’ Den with the hope of procuring both interest and investment from one of their highly experienced Dragons to let us really fulfil the group’s potential. Mark Boyt, the founder of the Drone Safe Register, would certainly count the visit to the Den as one of the more nerve wracking [...]

21 09, 2016

Choosing a Drone Hire Company

By |2019-01-21T13:17:09+01:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register is an easy to use ‘drone hire’ website which lists some of the very best UAV/Drone Hire companies within the UK and Ireland.   Being the UK’s fasting growing ‘drone directory’ we now have pilots for hire nationwide. By hiring a Drone Safe Register (DSR) pilot, you have the peace of mind you are hiring a professional.  All Drone pilots or companies operating within the UK require permission from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) for commercial aerial work and must carry correct commercial insurance at all times. DSR makes finding a safe to use and [...]

26 03, 2016

Drone Training – Become a Legal Drone Pilot

By |2019-01-18T21:46:27+01:00March 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here is our updated list of CAA approved training centres. Drone Safe Register will shortly be adding these companies to our digital map making it even easier to find a training centre near you.  You can then legally enjoy the rewards of becoming a legal UAV pilot. 3iC Ltd Aerial Motion Pictures Atec-3D – Restricted Cambridge UAV Commercial Drone Training Ltd Cyberhawk – Restricted Drone Pilot Academy Ltd – 1360 EuroUSC Ltd Heliguy Hexca, – Restricted NATS RPAS Resource Group Ltd RUSTA (RTP-UK) Sky-Futures Ltd The Great Circle UAV Air (ways) Whispercam Cyberhawk – Restricted The Aerial Academy (Hexcam) – Restricted UAV8 Ltd [...]

27 12, 2015

Wedding Drone Hire – 2016 The Year Of The Wedding Dronie

By |2019-01-23T10:25:28+01:00December 27th, 2015|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hiring a wedding drone is a unique way to capture your special day in style.  2016 will see a massive increase of happy couples looking to hire a drone and it is very important that they have the peace of mind that comes from hiring a legal, safe and insured pilot. Drone Safe Register has a network of highly skilled and trained drone pilots to capture the images you require safely from the sky.  Each of them has the necessary paperwork from the CAA and insurance that allow them to operate commercially.  You can search for your nearest [...]