7 07, 2022

June Newsletter

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It’s been a steady month in the DSR office, probably due to the approaching holiday season. We are seeing an increase in Drone Event Bookings as summer is officially here.The store has been very busy, with Tom rushed off his feet sorting orders for the incredible DJI Mini 3 Pro. There’s always a lot of excitement around a new product launch but this one really has been a game-changer. Some of the images and footage captured on the Mini 3 Pro by members have blown us away! If you haven’t checked it out yet we recommend you take a look at the spec and see what all the hype is abo [...]

29 06, 2022

What Is A Drone Inspection?

By |June 29th, 2022|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Inspections & Surveys |Tags: |Comments Off on What Is A Drone Inspection?

Drones have revolutionised inspections of hard-to-reach assets such as wind turbines, cell towers and roofs. Hundreds of industries require visual inspections as part of maintenance programs, and drones have several advantages over traditional, manual methods.Firstly, the risks of using ladders, ropes and scaffolding are eliminated. There are of course health and safety procedures to follow when using drones, but the risks are far less than those associated with having workers access hard-to-access areas. A drone inspection can be far quicker than a manual one, with a drone collectin [...]

21 06, 2022

Can You Make Money As A Drone Operator

By |June 21st, 2022|Categories: Aerial Photography Hobbyist General |Tags: |Comments Off on Can You Make Money As A Drone Operator

How much can a drone operator earn?Many may dream of making money flying drones for a living, but is it really a viable business? And how much can a drone operator earn? It depends on a number of factors, but don’t assume it’s going to be easy money! Like anything in life, you’ll get out what you put in. As a small business operator, you’ll be responsible for everything - marketing your drone business, turning enquiries into sales, dealing with customers and managing finances as well as the actual flying. With hard work and a little luck on your side you will make money, but [...]

13 06, 2022

Why are drones being used at events?

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was a great showcase of how drones can be used at events. We’ve become used to seeing stunning aerial shots seamlessly edited between ground-based filming, but it wouldn’t be possible without drone technology. Helicopters were used in the past, but the cost and practicalities mean drones are far easier to use. Safety is key of course, particularly when aircraft are flown near large crowds, but an experienced, qualified drone event operator there are no real concerns.The spectacular ending to the Jubliee concert involved 400 drones lighting up the sk [...]

6 06, 2022

Can you make money with Drones in 2023?

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Turning a hobby or interest into a business is the dream of thousands of people every year. When it comes to drone flying, it really is possible and doesn’t have to just be a dream. As with starting any business, determination, a desire to learn new skills and persistence are required. But thousands of people across the UK are now making money from drones, either as a full-time business or to supplement other income. [...]

30 05, 2022

May Newsletter

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It’s been another busy month for the team at Drone Safe. Enquiries are picking up for events and inspections and it’s great to see so much activity in the member networking group. The launch of the DJI Mini 3 Pro went down a storm and we were really pleased to get some out to members - the first in the UK! Early feedback has been fantastic and the Mini 3 really is a game-changer for sub-250g drones. [...]

20 05, 2022

Roof Inspections Using Drones in 2023

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: Aerial Video and Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Filming |Tags: |Comments Off on Roof Inspections Using Drones in 2023

Why would someone need a roof inspection?There are many reasons why you may need to arrange a roof inspection, and the advent of drone technology has revolutionised the process. Drone inspections are generally cheaper, quicker to arrange and produce more detailed results than traditional methods involving ladders and scaffolding. High-resolution cameras and thermal imaging equipment can provide a wealth of data for analysis.The most common reason for a roof inspection is to check for damage when there are leaks. Missing tiles and damage caused by debris in storms is common in the UK, [...]

13 05, 2022

Make Sure Your Drone Pilot is Insured

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What is drone insurance?There are different types of drone insurance, some optional and some required by law. For a hobby drone flyer, it makes sense to insure their equipment and this is available at very reasonable prices. Some drone owners assume that their equipment is covered by Home Insurance but this isn’t necessarily the case. As well as the drone and related equipment, specialist drone insurance policies for recreational use usually include cover for damage to third party property - for example, if the drone hits a car. [...]

6 05, 2022

Drone Photography In 2023

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Aerial Photography Photography Photographer |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Photography In 2023

Are you making the most of your aerial photos and footage?If you’re regularly taking photos with your drone, uploading them for sale on sites such as Drone Safe Register Stock, is a quick and easy way to generate some cash. Don’t leave those stunning aerial shots on your hard drive when they could be making you money while you sleep!If you’re not familiar with stock photography, it's a long-established way for magazines, website owners and other businesses to get quality images without the expense of commissioning a photographer. For example, say a magazine wants a photograph o [...]

29 04, 2022

Drone Safe Register April Newsletter

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April has historically been a quiet month for drone jobs, but it’s actually been quite a busy one for Drone Safe Register Members. We have soon a lot of Aerial Inspections and event bookings in the month of April.As always, the networking group has been a great source of work for many members and we love seeing the activity and the amount of work being shared. If you are a DSR member and you haven’t joined the networking group yet you’re missing out, so get in touch and join the party. Some of the requests for help have included -A 12-month contract recording a construction pro [...]

22 04, 2022

A Business Built on Safe, Legal Drone Flights

By |April 22nd, 2022|Categories: General CAA Uncategorized Members |Tags: |Comments Off on A Business Built on Safe, Legal Drone Flights

As the name of our organisation suggests, we are all about safe drone flying - safe and legal. When our CEO Mark Boyt created Drone Safe Register it was with a vision to be able to offer the benefits drones can bring to the general public. The technology has advanced at a rapid pace since, and drones are far easier and safer to fly. But in the wrong hands and without the right training and experience a drone can still cause harm.  [...]

8 04, 2022

Using Drones For Events In 2022

By |April 8th, 2022|Categories: Aerial Photography Aerial Filming Aerial Video and Filming |Tags: |Comments Off on Using Drones For Events In 2022

Using Drones For Events In 2022 It seems hard to believe but it's been over two years since Prime Minister Johnson put the country into lockdown as the seriousness of Covid-19 became apparent. March 23rd 2020 was the day the nation tuned in to hear those words, “Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact and travel.” Our world changed in an instant with working from home became the ‘new normal.’ Contact with family and friends was severely restricted and parties and events were strictly off the table. It’s been a very hard couple of years, but with most of t [...]

1 04, 2022

Drone Safe Register March Newsletter

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The Weather showed what summer has in store for 2022The unexpected ‘heatwave’ in March gave us a taste of hopefully what’s to come in the Summer. Unfortunately, it was followed only days later by snow across many parts of the country! Those few days of great weather did at least give drone pilots opportunities to get out flying - and a lot of it was paid work and not just fun. We saw a major increase in our private network of people going outside and enjoying their drones and taking stock images and uploading them to drone safe register stock. [...]

25 03, 2022

Boy Or Girl?! Using Drones for Gender Reveal

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Boy Or Girl?! Using Drones for Gender RevealGender reveal parties and events are a very new thing, and it may not surprise you to know they started in the USA! A bit like proms, it’s another thing we’ve adopted in the UK and they are becoming part of our culture. Couples and Mums-to-be are finding increasingly creative ways to announce the gender of their coming bundle of joy to friends and family. [...]

21 03, 2022

Edinburgh Drone Company Repair Partnership

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: General Members Hobbyist |Tags: |Comments Off on Edinburgh Drone Company Repair Partnership

Edinburgh Drone Company Repair PartnershipWho are Edinburgh Drone Company?Edinburgh Drone Company are a new startup drone based company that offers a whole bunch of Drone services. Edinburgh Drone Company was Incorporated in 2018 by Ross Laing, who is a Drone Safe Register member, and he wanted to grow his involvement in the drone industry. [...]

11 02, 2022

The Great Exit: Why Are So Many Operators Leaving the Drone Industry?

By |February 11th, 2022|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming CAA Drone Safe Store Newsletter-Articles |Tags: |Comments Off on The Great Exit: Why Are So Many Operators Leaving the Drone Industry?

Why Are So Many Commercial Operators Leaving the Drone Industry?Drone technology has advanced at an incredible pace in recent years. Aircraft functionality, safety features, camera quality and sheer power to capture and process aerial data is mind-blowing. The recently launched Mavic 3 is evidence of this, making pro-quality an affordable option for anyone serious about making money as a drone operator.It’s been a slow start in the UK but industries and the public are recognising the benefits of practical applications of aerial technology. Insurance companies, surveyors, energy com [...]

4 02, 2022

Drones For Aerial Roof Inspection

By |February 4th, 2022|Categories: Aerial Filming Aerial Photography Thermal Imaging Property |Tags: |Comments Off on Drones For Aerial Roof Inspection

Reasons to Use Drones in Surveys and ConstructionThere are many advantages to using a drone for aerial roof inspections. One of the most common reasons for an inspection is when a roof tile falls off of your house after a storm. In this case, a drone can capture detailed images to survey the extent of the damage and assess what work may be required. Hiring a scaffolder for a roof inspection can take weeks and is very expensive compared to the cost to hire a drone pilot.Another common problem for homeowners is a leaking roof. A drone can pinpoint the cause of the problem - for example [...]

26 01, 2022

Drone For Funeral

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Losing a loved one is always a  challenging time for friends, family, and communities. With the changes to how memorial services are coordinated since the impact of the pandemic, organisers have had to adapt. Funeral organisers turned to the many applications of drones to assist in the process of grieving and helping connect families despite restrictions. [...]

18 01, 2022

Instant Drone Service Quote

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: General Featured Promotions |Tags: |Comments Off on Instant Drone Service Quote

So, you want to hire a drone operator. Congratulations! You’ve found yourself on the UK’s leading platform for hiring a professional, commercial drone operator.Drone Safe Register is the UK’s trusted website for hiring a commercial drone operator because we make finding a reliable drone operator super simple.Discover how to make the most of Drone Safe Register’s innovative instant quote system and how to choose a commercial drone operator. [...]