30 11, 2019

Drones For Restricted Access 

By |November 30th, 2019|Categories: Inspections & Surveys |Tags: |Comments Off on Drones For Restricted Access 

Drones For Restricted AccessExamples include roofs, chimney stacks, aerials and lift mechanisms. Scaffolding has been one of the only options in the past, but this can be time consuming to organise and expensive to arrange. An emerging alternative is to hire a restricted access aerial photographer.To photograph and record data from buildings of one or two storeys an aerial photographer may use a pole-mounted camera. These devices can typically reach around thirty feet into the air, so can be useful for basic roof inspections of domestic and small commercial properties.Aerial camera p [...]

27 11, 2019

Getting a Fair Deal Thanks to Drone Technology

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming News |Tags: |Comments Off on Getting a Fair Deal Thanks to Drone Technology

Getting a Fair Deal Thanks to Drone Technology Insurance companies don’t always have great reputations. It’s been said that they can be quick to take your money when you’re buying a policy.  But slow and reluctant to pay out when you need to make a claim. Fortunately the industry is very well regulated in the UK,. Companies do actually try to ‘treat customers fairly’ but that doesn’t always happen. Storm claims can be one of the most contentious. Insurance companies often have a very specific definition of what actually constitutes a storm. They will take data from loca [...]

26 11, 2019

How a Drone Property Photographer Can Help Sell Your Home

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography |Tags: |Comments Off on How a Drone Property Photographer Can Help Sell Your Home

Help Sell Your Home Faster With Our Network Of Drone PhotographersThe UK housing market is in a strange state at the moment. Interest rates are at record lows making borrowing cheaper than ever, but uncertainty over Brexit and future government has made people very nervous. Prices are falling in many areas, and properties are taking longer to sell. So what can you do if you’re stuck without a buyer for your house?book private and commercial aerial photography There are many ways you can improve the chances of selling your home without spending too much money. Initially it’s [...]

18 11, 2019

Drone Pilots For Hire Ireland

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Pilots For Hire Ireland

Republic of Ireland Drone HireDrone Safe Register ™ is delighted to announce that the Drone Operator Hire Platform is now live in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).This means that anybody that requires a safe and legal drone pilot in the ROI will now be able to search and hire pre approved safe and legal drone pilots.  DSR members based in the ROI are pre-checked for Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) commercial drone licence certification and valid insurance.DSR is inviting commercial drone pilots who hold an IAA licence and valid insurance to join as a Pro Member.All members create [...]

13 11, 2019

Drone Photography For Hotel & Leisure

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Photography For Hotel & Leisure

Drone Photography For Hotel & LeisureAerial photography is a great way to showcase a hotel or leisure resort and attract visitors. If a venue is in an attractive setting or has its own gardens and grounds, there’s no better way to view it than from the air.A hotel aerial photographer is now an affordable option thanks to drone technology.A commercial drone operator can produce high-resolution photographs and video footage for marketing literature, social media and website use.Hotels on the coast or in countryside locations are particularly attractive when shot from the air.Here [...]

9 11, 2019

Drones Help Flood Damage Insurance Claims

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography |Tags: |Comments Off on Drones Help Flood Damage Insurance Claims

Drones Collect Evidence For Flood Damage Insurance ClaimsUse aerial drone footage to quickly, safely and effectively collect aerial data for Flood Damage Insurance Claims.Drones For Loss AdjustersAs many as one on six properties in England and Wales are at risk of flooding. Climate change is likely to increase the problem over coming years, so Government and local authorities are having to consider what steps to take. Unfortunately, of course, limited budgets and competing demands for resources may limit improvements in flood defences.Insurance Company? setup a free account today&nbs [...]

8 11, 2019

Drone Safe Register Members Spearhead New UK Drone Registration Scheme

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Safe Register Members Spearhead New UK Drone Registration Scheme

New UK Drone Registration SchemeHundreds of members have now registered.Drone Safe Register are proud to see that hundreds of our Professional and Amateur members have embraced the CAA’s registration scheme and are signing up in support. There has been something of a backlash within the drone community, but protesting and fuelling debate simply adds costs to the scheme which the whole of the community will be responsible for at a later date.As drones have become more popular and affordable, a registration scheme was inevitable. The tiny minority of irresponsible and unlawful drone [...]

6 11, 2019

Drone Operator ID Stickers

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Operator ID Stickers

Drone Operator ID Labels, Spec’s and Shop link.From the 1st of November 2019 we are pleased to announce our new Drone Operator ID Sticker service. This service is open to all our DSR Members and sent first class delivery.All Professional and Amateur Flyer membership plans will have 2 x Operator ID Stickers included for free at renewal. These are available for all DSR members to purchase in your members dashboard HEREIf you are not a member, you can select a membership plan HERE which will now include ID labels.Important notes to all Operators, Your operator ID must be:visible witho [...]

5 11, 2019

Affordable Aerial Photography

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Affordable Aerial Photography

Affordable Aerial PhotographyAerial Photography Has Become More Affordable Aerial photography has become affordable over the past few years thanks to drone technology. It’s no longer necessary to hire a light aircraft or helicopter to capture images from the sky. As well as being cheaper and easier to arrange, drones can capture images and video in ways that wouldn’t be possible with manned aircraft.Book an aerial photographer free instant quotesDrones are now used for a wide range of commercial applications.Surveying land for agriculture and construction projects. [...]

4 11, 2019

Event Filming With Drones

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Event Filming With Drones

Hiring Drones For Events in the UK Made Easy With DSR.Event drone photography is becoming increasingly popular. An aerial perspective is ideal for everything from sporting events to rock concerts. Photographs and video of an event are ideal for marketing via social media and sharing with people who attend and take part.The fact that crowds are likely to gather means that an events aerial photographer has to treat safety as a priority. Flying over crowds is in breach of CAA regulations and can have serious repercussions for a drone operator if he doesn’t follow protocols. It’s cri [...]

2 11, 2019

My Roof Is Leaking What Should I Do?

By |November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography |Tags: |Comments Off on My Roof Is Leaking What Should I Do?

Roof inspections are required for a number of reasonsThe process has become far easier, safer and cheaper thanks to drone technology.A roof aerial photographer can produce high quality images and video footage for surveyors and other experts to view and refer back to.Chimney structures, towers, windows and guttering can be checked in a drone roof inspection. Traditional methods for inspecting roofs and hard to access areas include the use of scaffolding, access platforms, steeplejacks or cherry picker hire.Cameras attached to extending poles are also used for simple inspection w [...]

1 11, 2019

Solar Panel Maintenance & Inspection Service

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Wind and Solar Farms |Tags: |Comments Off on Solar Panel Maintenance & Inspection Service

Drone Solar Panel Maintenance & InspectionThe need to shift to renewable energy sources means that use of solar power is increasing.In the right location, solar panels are a simple and cost-effective way to generate electricity. Some homeowners are now installing solar panels to generate their own power, and the UK Government has a number of solar power stations planned.Solar panels are heavily exposed to the weather, and this means they require regular inspection and maintenance. A solar panel aerial photographer is the ideal solution for this.Hire from our huge network of drone [...]

31 10, 2019

Nationwide Coastal Erosion Report Land Survey By Drone

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography |Tags: |Comments Off on Nationwide Coastal Erosion Report Land Survey By Drone

Aerial surveys can provide valuable data on many things not visible at ground level. Industries benefiting include construction, mining, transportation and archaeology.Light aircraft have been the go-to option for aerial surveys until recently, but drone technology is now a more flexible and affordable option.Satellite imagery technology may be suitable in some cases, but the quality and resolution doesn’t match that available from aerial drone cameras.An experienced land surveys aerial photographer can advise you on the best options for the type of survey required.For example, two [...]

31 10, 2019

An important update for all DSR Members 

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Important update for all Drone Safe Register MembersDrone Registration updateAfter much thought we have decided to keep well away from bulk uploading member details to the CAA. This means DSR members will need to register directly with the CAA before the 30th November 2019.Registration should open on the 5th November, you can find the link on our membership page. The cost for registering is £9 payable yearly.As a growing responsible community, please register as soon as you can next week.Drone Operator ID stickersWe are pleased to announce DSR will include 2 high quality d [...]

27 10, 2019

How to register my drone safely & securely?

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on How to register my drone safely & securely?

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5th November. Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator. The cost for this is now £9 per year. You will also need to take and pass an online education test but don’t worry, this is free and renewable every 3 years and can be done easily on line. Both of these requirements become law on 30 November 2019. Purchase Drone Operator ID Stickers HERE When you register, you’ll get an operator [...]

18 10, 2019

Drones in Civil Engineering and Construction – A lost opportunity?

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Drones in Civil Engineering and Construction – A lost opportunity?

Drones in Civil Engineering and Construction – a lost opportunity? The UK commercial drone industry has really got to get its act together if it does not want to miss out on the much-heralded financial rewards predicted for the industry, according to Drone Safe Register’s Adrian Westwood following his attendance at two of the UK’s largest civil engineering and construction industry trade fairs.  The Kent Construction Expo 2019 at the Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, attracted more than 2,000 visitors to the 170+ trade stands, representing the largest gathering of construc [...]

13 10, 2019

NOTAMs Under Review. Have Your Say

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on NOTAMs Under Review. Have Your Say

NOTAMs ReviewThe International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the UK CAA are undertaking a review of the NOTAM procedure and want to know your views and experience of the current system.Although the purpose of the NOTAM will not change and it will remain the main system for informing airspace users of temporary but essential operational information at short notice, the ICAO acknowledges that developing a long-term solution is preferable to making small, piecemeal adjustment to the existing system.ICAO are looking to make sure the future NOTAM system uses all available quality [...]

11 10, 2019

Economic benefits of drones in the UK to be assessed over the next six months

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Economic benefits of drones in the UK to be assessed over the next six months

The Economic benefits of dronesThe potential economic benefits of drones to the UK economy should be assessed over the next six months, according to the influential House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.The all-party select committee is tasked with investigating and assessing the benefits of new technology to the economy, and society, as a whole. It has been looking at the drone industry, commercial and recreational, for 18 months and published its findings today (October 11, 2019).“In light of the high-profile and increasing relevance of drone use in the UK, we decided [...]

9 10, 2019

Major Player Chooses Drone Safe Register Drone Pilots 

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Major Player Chooses Drone Safe Register Drone Pilots 

Drone Safe Register Drone Pilots for hire National Multi-disciplined Property Marketing & SurveyingMany new drone jobs will be available to members of Drone Safe Register over the next 12 months. Following the decision by one of the UK’s largest property marketing companies to appoint Drone Safe Register as its preferred supplier of drone operators.Fourwalls Group Ltd is a national, multi-disciplined property marketing and surveying company providing services such as marketing, floor plan design, EPC ratings, measured building and topographical surveys, CGI and 3D imagery, Land [...]

4 10, 2019

Time to Take Stock of Your Aerial Stock Footage

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Time to Take Stock of Your Aerial Stock Footage

Aerial Stock FootageTrending topics and seasonal events do well at the correct timeWith winter closing in and the opportunities to fly diminishing, this is the ideal time to go through your photographs and select those to upload to the Drone Safe Register UK Aerial Stock Photo Library, with the possibility of earning 50% commission during these lean months.  Although DSR already has 1,000 of photographs and hours of video footage available for resale to commercial users and news agencies, and you might think every conceivable need has been catered for, there are still plenty of [...]