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11 02, 2019

Considerations when Hiring a Drone

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re looking at hiring a drone to assist you in completing a project, there’s a lot to consider.   Obviously you need to be sure that you’re hiring a qualified insured professional pilot and that’s why we recommend using Drone Safe Register to find your perfect drone partner, as all of our pilots are guaranteed CAA approved and insured. However the considerations don’t stop there. Whether you’re filming for television or cinema, shooting marketing material for your business, carrying out property or land inspections or creating 2D maps and 3D models, there are some things to consider. [...]

4 02, 2019

Drone Safe Register – The Aerial Stock Library

By |2019-10-02T22:33:52+01:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register is always growing and evolving to meet the needs of this fast changing market.  One area that we are proud to have developed in response to requests is our aerial stock photography and videography library. Obviously you can hire one of our drone pilots to capture images on your behalf but sometimes it is faster and more cost efficient to use library footage for your project.   As part of the DSR website, we boast the UK’s only dedicated UAV stock library that is perfect to meet your aerial imaging needs. Developed and integrated into [...]

2 02, 2019

What to do if there’s a Drone Flying Over your House

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So many people are enjoying flying drones as a hobby now, along with those using them commercially, that they are an increasingly common sight in our skies. However, negative press coverage, especially around the Christmas time Gatwick incident, means that people can be feeling very suspicious if they see one over or around their property. While this is understandable, the message here from DSR is that if you see a drone in the sky, don't automatically assume that it is up to no good. There are hundreds of safe and legal drone ops out [...]

26 01, 2019

Drones – the Good News

By |2019-03-19T21:16:11+01:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones have been subject to a lot of bad press over the recent years, not least following the events at Gatwick and Heathrow in December 2018. Here at Drone Safe Register, we don’t feel that enough is factually known about the circumstances on those days in December last year for us to make a specific comment as yet, although we are working through legal and governmental channels to see where we can take the drone industry moving forward. It’s clear that there are concerns over illegal operators, the criminal fraternity, safety and invasion of privacy, something [...]

14 01, 2019

What does OSC Mean?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It isn't a secret that many players in the drone industry love an acronym and, while it might mean something other pilots, we at DSR want to make hiring a drone as easy as possible so we're always happy to bust an acronym where we can! Today, we're looking at OSC in business practices. If you've been looking at hiring a drone pilot, you're likely to have come across the term 'Operating Safety Case' or 'OSC'.  From this title, it's not exactly clear what the meaning is so here we go with the explanation. [...]

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 [...]

5 01, 2019

How drones are supporting search and rescue

By |2019-10-01T00:18:48+01:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It certainly wouldn’t be unusual to open a newspaper or turn on the TV and hear a bad a news story about a drone. From endangering aircraft to dropping drugs into prison, there seems to be no end of coverage about how UAVs are something to be alarmed about. Of course, if you peek behind the headlines, the vast majority of these problems are caused by pilots flying illegally but it’s not surprising that this does cause problems for safe and legal drone pilots as they go about their business. So it is always good when [...]

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 [...]

29 12, 2018

Drone Marketplace – Buy and Sell Drone Equipment

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As part of our newly launched website, DSR are excited to announce the introduction of 'the Marketplace' - a brand new way of buying and selling drone equipment in the UK. If you're a drone pilot at any level - from hobbyist to commercial operator - you'll know that the world of drone technology moves fast. That can mean that you quite often want to sell kit that you no longer need or you're interested in looking for a bargain upgrade. This amazing new feature is offering everyone in the UK a [...]

26 12, 2018

Working with the RAF and Low Flying Requirements

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The military carry out essential training exercises at low altitudes and these flights are not limited to specific geographical zones and timetables. They can occur anywhere in the UK, at any time of the day or night and can be under 400 feet or even as low as the ground in the case of helicopters taking off and landing. So these flights mean that all drone pilots will potentially be sharing the airspace.  This applies to commercial pilots of course but also to hobbyists – we all need to play our part in reporting flights and [...]

24 12, 2018

The CAA Drone Awareness Study 2018

By |2019-03-19T21:16:12+01:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's easy to be misled by the news headlines into thinking that drones have nothing positive to offer the UK economy and indeed society but the CAA, as the body in charge of creating the set of rules and regulations that control their use, were keen to get behind the front pages and find out what people really thought about UAVs. So they interviewed a large number of people from members of the public through to commercial pilots to try to find out where opinion really lies and to be able to build a [...]

17 12, 2018

Drones and Construction Projects

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In a recent study in the US, one of the biggest potential areas where drones are predicted to be deployed is in the construction industry and there’s no reason to think that the UK market will operate any differently. From Survey to Construction Before any project starts, a land survey is an essential first step. Drones can accomplish this faster and more simply than a ground based team which is an immediate cost saving.  Add to this, the ability of a UAV to create a detailed map either in 2D or 3D and [...]

15 12, 2018

Looking for the Perfect Gift for the Drone Enthusiast in your Life?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: General, Hobbyist|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flying drones is fast becoming a very popular hobby here in the UK with this year’s crop of Christmas trees bound to have a few drone shaped packages underneath them. If you’re looking to treat the drone enthusiast in your life with the perfect gift to go with their brand new copter, or just to gift them with a drone accessory they’ll really get benefit from, then you will soon be able to buy them a Drone Safe Register Hobbyist Membership. Priced at £29.95 for the year, hobbyist membership gets your pilot Welcome pack including all current [...]

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

Best Drone for a child this Christmas

By |2019-10-01T00:20:53+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 [...]

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 12, 2018

A Pre Winter Drone Home Inspection

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With winter fast approaching, it is time for all of us here across the UK to think about getting our homes ready for the battering of the season. Sometimes, prevention is better than cure but the cost and inconvenience of a traditional roof inspection can mean that we put it off and simply hope for the best. This means that damage can occur to the outside of our properties which we don’t know about until that damage can be seen on the interior – more expensive to fix and more inconvenience all round. Scaffolding or elevated [...]

26 11, 2018

The UK’s Drone and Technology Show

By |2019-03-19T21:16:31+01:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re in any way involved with the drone industry, it can’t have escaped your notice that the Drone and Technology Show is back at the Birmingham NEC in December on the 1st and 2nd. We’re excited to announce that DSR will be there alongside our partners at Jessops to meet and greet all the visitors, as well as demonstrate some of our pilots’ flying skills and work with you to answer any questions that you might have. DSR founder Mark Boyt says, ‘It’s a great chance for new drone pilots to get [...]

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 [...]