24 03, 2019

Drones and Wedding Photography

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wedding planning season is now officially open and lots of couples will be considering whether a drone can add something to their big day. Christmas and Valentine's Day traditionally see a lot of marriage proposals and now that Spring seems to be poking its head around the corner, many newly engaged couples will be starting to plan their wedding day in earnest. Along with all of the traditional items on a wedding planning checklist, there is something of a newcomer as couples are beginning to consider whether having UAV video and photography at their day can add [...]

16 02, 2019

Hiring a Drone for your Wedding

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Now that the tinsel is officially down and all the champagne corks have popped, there will be more than a few couples settling down to serious wedding planning after Christmas proposals were accepted. There’s the venue, the dress, the flowers and the cake to decide upon and, in recent years, there’s also a new type of wedding supplier to consider.  Alongside ground based photography, lots of couples are also seeking out drone operators to provide an aerial perspective on their wedding memories. If your chosen photographer or videographer doesn’t offer drone coverage (and many won’t as [...]

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. [...]

19 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Camera Price – What Does it Cost?

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial photos and video footage are a unique way of capturing the memories of a wedding day. Wedding photography has evolved in exciting ways over the past twenty years, and drone wedding pictures are the latest development. Digital camera technology was the start of the new approach to capturing weddings, and the rise of ‘selfies’ and the use of Facebook and Instagram brought further change.  Weddings aren’t cheap of course, so a wedding drone camera price can be beyond the budget of some couples. A standard wedding photography package can cost anything from £500 to £2,000, and [...]

18 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Prices in the UK

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A survey in 2017 by a leading wedding planning website stated that the average cost of a wedding is now over £27,000. It’s not clear whether that includes the wedding drone price, but relative to everything else it could turn out to be one of the cheaper things on the list! Data suggests that the costs include the following – £2,000 for the engagement ring. Strictly speaking not a part of the wedding costs of course, but it’s all part of the package! Traditionally a man is supposed to spend a month’s salary on the engagement [...]

26 06, 2018

Drone Wedding Photography Service

By |2019-01-23T13:49:30+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cinematic aerial photography is no longer the reserve of Hollywood movies thanks to drone technology. Drone wedding photography is now an affordable option, and it’s a stunning way to capture the occasion and make the most of your chosen venue. With photographers increasingly being asked about aerial photography with drones, many are investing in the equipment and offering it as an add-on service. However, it’s important to check that an operator has approval to offer his services commercially before booking a drone wedding photography service. Any drone operator in the UK offering services for payment or [...]

26 06, 2018

Professional Drone Pilot Hire – 3 Things You Need to Know

By |2019-01-23T13:52:51+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thanks to rapid development of technology, professional drone pilot hire is easy. Hundreds of people have been attracted to this exciting new industry, and affordable equipment means that drone hire costs are falling. Of course price isn’t the only factor in professional drone pilot hire, and there are some important things you need to know. A pilot must have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operate for payment or reward in the UK. There’s no such thing as a drone licence, and approval comes in the form of a PfCO (Permission For Commercial Operations). [...]

26 06, 2018

How Do You Hire an Aerial Photographer?

By |2019-01-23T13:59:49+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Up until a couple of years ago, a helicopter or light aircraft were the only options if you wanted to hire an aerial photographer. This made it very expensive, and the cost meant aerial photography was the reserve of television productions. You can hire an aerial photographer with a drone from around £200. This will cover the costs of a professional, CAA approved drone pilot with equipment capable of delivering high quality results. Cheap drone hire pilots are available, but they are often operating illegally and there can be serious consequences. If you hire an aerial photographer [...]

26 06, 2018

What’s a Commercial UAV Pilot?

By |2019-01-23T14:04:28+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A commercial UAV pilot is a term sometimes used to refer to a professional drone operator. UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, more commonly called a drone. To carry out work for payment or reward with a drone, a pilot must have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. If you are looking to hire a commercial UAV pilot, there are some important legal requirements that you should be aware of. Hiring an illegal pilot can land you in serious trouble, and drone laws in the UK are tightening as the use of UAV’s [...]

25 06, 2018

Drone Operator Work

By |2019-01-23T14:04:32+01:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Accountancy firm PWC have predicted huge growth in drone operator jobs by the year 2030. This will be in a broad range of industry sectors from wholesale to defense. If you’re thinking about starting a drone business or finding a drone operator job there’s never been a better time. Use of drones in industry is driven by the need to innovate, increase productivity and reduce costs. Amazon is a great example of how modern businesses are embracing drone technology. It may be some years before swarms of drones are over the UK’s sky delivering parcels, but [...]

15 06, 2018

Drones for your Wedding

By |2019-01-23T10:39:58+01:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“My fiancé really wants some aerial shots taken of our wedding…  and I’d like to book a drone for him as a surprise. How do I choose an operator to go for and is there anything I need to know before booking?” Booking a drone operator to fly at your wedding will create a fantastic memory for the happy couple, as well as the rest of the wedding party. Capturing your special day from this perspective creates a lot of buzz and those otherwise impossible-to-capture shots will be treasured for years to come. The general public [...]

14 02, 2018

Hiring a Drone Wedding Photographer

By |2019-01-23T10:36:36+01:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re planning a wedding, you may be wondering if you should hire a drone wedding photographer? Some wedding photographers are starting to use drones, but most prefer to concentrate on their traditional work. If a photographer does offer to take some drone shots of your wedding, it’s essential that you check they have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and that they have the correct insurance cover. At Drone Safe Register, we have a national network of CAA approved drone pilots, and we can supply a professional to cover your wedding. Hiring someone without [...]

26 03, 2017

UK Wedding Venues – Drone Warning

By |2019-01-23T14:37:52+01:00March 26th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This summer Drone Safe Register has no doubt that drones will be part of many of the nation’s weddings.  We predict that more drones than ever will be flown above wedding venues. There is nothing wrong with this, as wedding couples look for a unique way to capture their big day.  However all wedding venues, before agreeing to a drone at the location, must ask drone pilots for the following: Ask for a copy of the drone pilot’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission. Ask for a copy of their commercial drone insurance / public liability Anybody that allows an illegal pilot to [...]

16 09, 2016

CAA and Drone Professionals

By |2019-01-21T13:12:28+01:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This week, Drone Safe Register (DSR) spoke to Jonathan Nicholson who is the Assistant Director of Corporate Communications at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Press Office. DSR: What is the role of the CAA concerning drones both as a hobbyist and a professional? CAA:  The CAA’s interest is as an aviation safety regulator.  So our role covers both drone safety whether you are a hobbyist or a professional.  The CAA is interested in making sure that drones can fulfil their potential commercially and that people can enjoy flying their drones.  But it must be done safely whilst interacting with everything else [...]

22 02, 2016

Burgess Hill Drone Hire – Red5 Elevated

By |2019-01-18T19:37:29+01:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Red5 Elevated are part of Red5 Photography and we are a small company operating professional drone/UAV services for the South East. We will handle most jobs and can engage heavy filming equipment teams with appropriate notice. We are proud to be CAA registered operators (PfCO #1555) with full insurance coverage and members of the UK drone/UAV association; ARPAS-UK. We can assist with advice on appropriateness of aerial technologies for your needs and will assist in planning your requirements as appropriate. Search for your Local Drone Pilot

20 12, 2015

Merry Christmas From Drone Safe Register

By |2019-01-18T11:36:17+01:00December 20th, 2015|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Merry Christmas from Drone Safe Register - this is an end of year reminder that all UAV professionals that sign up with DSR will have their membership fee fixed for life if you join by the 31st December 2015. DSR understands that December can be a quiet time within the industry due to high winds and unpredictable weather but 2016 is set to be a record breaking year for members of the public looking for drone hire companies. We have been very busy marketing in the background and DSR is now proudly the most [...]

12 12, 2015

Hire a Drone – UK Drone Operators Found Easily.

By |2019-01-17T19:22:34+01:00December 12th, 2015|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you're looking to hire a drone to carry out aerial work, then you can rely on the quality of the UAV pilots listed on the Drone Safe Register. All Drone Safe Register members are qualified and insured to carry out your needs professionally and safely. Search for a Local Pilot