It all seemed so simple in the ‘good old days’ of drone flying in the UK. If you wanted to use a drone for business or to make money with it in some way you had to obtain a ‘PfCO’ from the CAA. The rules may have felt restrictive to some, but at least they were simple to understand and actually worked quite well. As July 2020 looms closer, UK drone laws are about to change. At Drone Safe Register™ we recognise that rules and regulations have to adapt and change with [...]
Drones and Police Use Drones are now far more commonly being used by Police Forces across the UK to assist them in their fight against crime. Although drones offer a cost-effective approach in many areas, they are not seen as a replacement for the National Police Air Service helicopters so we can expect to see them on duty for many years to come. However, the speed with which a drone can be deployed, and the cost savings means that UAV technology is starting to offer benefit in many areas. Wiltshire Police [...]
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 [...]
Business user WARNING Hiring a drone operator in 2020 This year, undoubtedly, we will see even more drones taking to the UK's skies than ever. Drones are helping businesses save time, money and operate safer in the workplace... More properties will be inspected; more houses will be aerial photographed; more land will be mapped and surveyed. We'll see more drones pushing the creative boundaries on our TV screens. The benefits that drones are already bringing to the UK's economy are staggering. Drone usage is expanding into new markets rapidly. And the story has only just [...]
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'.