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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Welcome To Drone Safe Register…The UK’s most visited website for Drone Hire. Since our launch in November 2015 we have been extensively promoting our members, 2016 will see even more events filmed by UAV’s than ever before. You will be found by joining DSR. 2016 is set to be a very exciting year for the industry. Industry pundits are applauding the reach and awareness that we have gained over the last eight weeks, and cannot understand how we can be covering our costs. The simple truth is we are committed to our five year plan of promoting the [...]
The number of drones crashing inside prison grounds has increased as inmates try to flog contraband during the festive season. Eight prisons reported a total of nine drone crashes in October, including at Wandsworth, Sutton and Wormwood Scrubs. The data, released under a Freedom of Information request by The Mirror, revealed most of the drones were carrying drugs and mobile phones, which can fetch up to £1,000 if sold on inside prison. No incidents involving drones were reported up to April 2014, but it was reported 28 have since been recovered from jails in England and Wales. Glyn Travis, from [...]
Tokyo Police launched their anti drone catcher squad, a team designed to enforce new rules banning drones from urban areas. To stop reckless pilots with drones, they have developed a big net-wielding drone of their own. It is built to catch the offending craft in the act by trapping it within a net and gently bringing it down to the ground. Here's some footage of it being tested to catch a 'rogue drone'.