1 02, 2020

Using FPV Drones For Aerial Filming Explained

By |2020-02-01T19:18:00+00:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Aerial Filming|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are an ever increasing number of reasons to hire a FPV filming drone pilot! FPV stands for ‘First Person View.’ It’s also referred to as ‘Remote Person View’ (RPV), and it means the drone is controlled and navigated using a view from the cockpit of the aircraft. An on-board camera transmits a live signal to a viewing screen of the control device. FPV goggles are sometimes used and give the drone pilot an immersive experience as if he’s actually flying on the drone! FPV drones are typically associated with drone racing. This is an increasingly [...]

25 02, 2019

Drones and Wind Turbines a perfect match

By |2020-01-07T14:40:17+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging, Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wind Turbine Inspections by the UK's leading drone pilots 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 – [...]

23 07, 2018

Drones and a Leaking Roof

By |2020-01-20T12:46:00+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It can be very worrying if you find damp patches or water leaking into your home. Even a small leak can build up to be a serious problem over time. Calling a builder to say my roof is leaking may be the obvious way to tackle the problem, but there is now an alternative. If you hire a drone pilot for a roof inspection you have great control over dealing with the issue. Unless you know a roofer or builder you can trust you run the risk of paying for work you don’t need. A drone [...]

23 07, 2018

Roof Inspections By Drone – National Network – Same Day Service

By |2020-01-11T00:33:40+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There can be several reasons why you may ask will a drone help me inspect my roof. The most common one is that your roof is leaking, and this can be very stressful. Finding out where your roof is damaged isn’t always easy, and a leak could appear in a part of your house that isn’t underneath or even near the source of the problem A drone is a great tool for assessing roof leaks as it enables you to see hard to reach places and take photographs to show to a builder. An insurance Loss [...]

23 07, 2018

Can a Drone Inspect my Roof?

By |2020-01-06T15:44:52+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As drones transition from being ‘boys toys’ to practical tools for industry, people are asking about different ways they can be used. Will a drone help inspect my damaged roof is an example.  The answer to that question is very much yes. Drone roof inspections are becoming very popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, drone inspections are quicker to arrange and cheaper than most alternatives. Secondly, they are less health and safety requirements than for traditional methods such as erecting scaffolding. Another advantage is that a building surveyor or insurance Loss Adjuster can stand with [...]

23 07, 2018

Should I Hire a Drone?

By |2020-01-06T15:46:42+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone technology has improved at a fantastic rate over the past couple of years. This means drone have become cheaper, safer and easier to fly, and it’s made an exciting new hobby available to all. A common question is should I hire a drone or buy one? If drone technology appeals to you, ask yourself what you would like to do with an unmanned aircraft. If you’re a keen photographer, drone aerial photography may be what attracts you. The thrill of racing drones around circuits may be more your kind of thing. Having a clear idea [...]

23 07, 2018

TV Aerial Inspections by Drone

By |2020-01-07T20:45:32+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A home aerial inspection can be expensive if you need ladders or a scaffolding to access your aerial. Don’t assume that your aerial is on your roof though, because some are internal and are fitted in the roof space. If in doubt and you can’t see from the ground, try to trace where aerial cables go when they leave an indoor junction point.   Before you book a home aerial inspection, there are other steps you can take. Local atmospheric conditions can affect television signals, so consider if weather may be the cause of interference. Freeview channels [...]

11 07, 2018

Drone TV Aerial Inspection

By |2020-01-06T15:51:11+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Problems with television signals can be down to a number of reasons. In the short term, weather conditions can affect transmission. This applies to both satellite dishes and traditional aerials. If problems are ongoing, a house aerial inspection is usually required. Moving into a new house or flat is often a time the dreaded ‘no signal’ screen appears on a television. The first thing to check is that aerial wall plates have been installed. Flats often have a communal duplex plate as they feed from a communal aerial or dish. If connecting your television aerial cable [...]

28 04, 2018

CAA NQE List – Get Trained & find Work

By |2020-01-06T15:20:36+00:00April 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 |2020-01-06T14:52:16+00:00April 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 [...]

17 04, 2018

HOW TO TELL IF A DRONE PILOT IS THE REAL DEAL

By |2020-01-06T14:58:03+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Use this checklist to ensure the pilot(s) you are hiring for paid work are operating within the law, they have a current permission and are properly insured to fly drones.  PfCO Certificate: Check the name matches and it is in date. Any professional operator will have this available to show you – and will be happy to do so. Be sure to check the expiry date on page two. Ask them what their CAA licence number is, and look it up to check it’s validity in this document. Be sure to have sight of the actual certificate and check expiry [...]

3 03, 2018

How Much Will I Pay for a Drone Roof Survey

By |2020-01-06T14:40:57+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones offer a state of the art access solution for surveys and inspection work. If you’re wondering how much does a roof survey cost in the UK, this article will give you a good understanding. Using a drone for a roof survey has many advantages over traditional methods, including Organising scaffolding or a cherry picker can take time. After an initial site survey and some background work, a drone can usually be on site within hours Savings of 60-70% are not unusual when comparing hire of scaffolding and access equipment to booking a drone roof survey [...]

3 03, 2018

Nationwide Drone Roof Survey Network

By |2020-01-07T21:37:36+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nationwide Drone Roof Survey Network Drones are the ideal tools for roof surveys. They can be used to produce high resolution photographs and video footage without the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers, ladders or other specialist equipment. Drone roof survey costs are typically far less than traditional methods, and they can be completed much more quickly. Drone roof inspections are becoming very popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, drone inspections are quicker to arrange and cheaper than most alternatives. Secondly, they are less health and safety requirements than for traditional methods such as erecting scaffolding. [...]

19 02, 2018

The UK economy is starting to take drone tech very seriously

By |2020-01-06T11:12:24+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The best uses of drones are those that everyone can benefit from, and the UK economy is starting to take drone tech really seriously – movers and shakers in a range of industries are seeing the benefits of Drones ever more each day. Gone are the days when the benefits need demonstration – now we have a wealth of knowledge, a rapidly growing industry and plenty of experience across the DSR network. If you don’t know who your local pilot is, make contact and find out what they can do for your business – a ‘flying [...]

4 02, 2018

The largest selection of UK CAA approved drone operators

By |2020-01-20T12:38:13+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The largest selection of Drone Operators Who is your local CAA approved Drone operator? Drones are helping businesses save time, money and operate safer in the workplace. Search our drone directory now More properties will be inspected in 2020.  More homes will be marketed using drones, acres of land will be mapped and surveyed. We'll also see more drones pushing the creative boundaries on our TV screens. The benefits that drones are already bringing to UK businesses is staggering. Drone usage is expanding into new [...]

8 01, 2018

DSR Nationwide Aerial Roof Inspections Services

By |2020-01-14T02:17:50+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of the fastest changing industries is the UK’s construction sector.  Drones are disrupting the construction industry by replacing traditional building surveying methods. According to a report by law firm Charles Russell Speechlys – over half of construction business decision makers say drone technology is either already in use in their industry, or will be in the future. This shift is happening as more and more companies realise the capabilities and the value of drones to their business. Drones reduce costs, save time and improve safety in the workplace. Walsall Housing Group (WHG), a Midland’s housing association, claims using drones saves their business around £20,000 [...]

3 01, 2018

A Happy New Year to all our DSR Pro Members

By |2020-01-07T22:43:06+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

DSR is trusted by councils, independent businesses, production companies, schools, insurance sector and more.  Each week DSR publishes a weekly news blog to keep our members and the wider drone community up to date with industry related news. DSR Stock DSR is excited to announce that we now have over 2000 clips available to upload and license. Launched in early 2017, DSR Stock is a premium aerial stock selling website that can boast – ALL aerial footage has been shot by CAA approved and insured drone pilots.  DSR Stock only invites DSR members to market their stock; meaning that footage buyers [...]

26 11, 2017

UK set for Tougher Drone Laws

By |2020-01-07T22:43:50+00:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The UK is looking set for tougher drone laws and prosecutions.  New measures are set to force drone owners to register their drones and all will be banned from airports unless operating with a valid CAA permission. Anyone operating a drone for commercial use in the UK must have CAA approved and hold valid insurance at all times. Changes to the (ANO) Air Navigation Order will introduce a safety test and the registration of drones weighing more than 250 grams. New laws will mean police will have better powers to prosecute. Assistant Chief Constable Serena Kennedy added: [...]

22 11, 2017

Martek Establish Dedicated Maritime Unmanned Aviation Division

By |2020-01-06T10:18:01+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To mark growing demand for maritime RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) services and the rapid expansion of business, Martek Marine has established a dedicated Martek Aviation division. The new Martek Aviation division is strategically focused on pioneering unmanned maritime aviation services, after a successful track record of 25 years improving commercial maritime safety. Maritime RPAS applications are set for massive growth and Martek Aviation looks set to capitalise on this fast-emerging area of opportunity. The business will focus on delivering total service solutions in the following maritime applications: Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR); Search & rescue; Detection and monitoring of [...]

14 11, 2017

Drone Owner Rescued By Emergency Services

By |2020-01-14T02:19:32+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Owner Rescued By Emergency Services British Transport Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue have helped a drone owner to safety after his drone became stuck in a tree at a busy Brighton train station today. He had become stuck next to a busy live railway line. Trains have been delayed due to live rails being turned off for safety. Southern Rail tweeted: “Due to a member of public getting stuck up a tree next to the railway line in #Brighton today (we’re not joking), services to and from this station may be delayed by up to 10 [...]