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1 10, 2019

Everything you need to know about becoming a commercial drone pilot in the UK

By |2019-10-02T22:26:28+01:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Congratulations! You have decided to join one of the most exciting new tech industries evolving in the UK and across the world, and the website of the largest provider of independent drone operators in the UK. You may have flown as a recreational flyer, seen a commercial operator in action, marvelled at low-altitude aerial photograhs and videos on TV and wondered how they were taken, or simply Googled drones.  Most newcomers to the world of commercial drones, in fact, come from a related industry or business such as commercial and marketing photography and videography, ground and construction site surveying, [...]

28 04, 2018

CAA NQE List – Get Trained & find Work

By |2019-01-23T16:56:42+01:00April 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 |2019-01-23T17:22:19+01:00April 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 |2019-09-29T04:34:53+01:00April 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 [...]

7 10, 2016

DSR and Cambridge UAV Training

By |2019-01-21T14:06:22+01:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register (DSR) is delighted to announce that is has partnered with Cambridge UAV Academy (CUAVA). DSR’s official training partner is now CUAVA who are a leading UK CAA fully approved NQE that specialises in training drone pilots that want to fly commercially. In conversation with DSR, Chief Instructor of Cambridge UAV Academy, Alan Perrin said, “Teaming up with DSR is an exciting partnership for many reasons. DSR represents some of the very best safe and legal drone pilots in the country. We are hearing good things and many of our students have benefited from joining the fastest growing drone [...]

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 [...]

9 03, 2016

More Drone Pilots than Ever being Trained

By |2019-01-18T21:16:16+01:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]