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 [...]

4 10, 2019

UK Drone Registration and New Regulations

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on UK Drone Registration and New Regulations

Drone Registration can be a controversial subjectSafe and legal use of drones in the UK is at the core of Drone Safe Register, so we support every reasonable step towards this. Drone registration can be a controversial subject, but if managed properly it will help raise safety standards and educate hobbyists. The fact that someone with no technical knowledge of drones and no understanding of the basics of safe and legal flying can walk into a shop and buy one concerns us. Our members operate to strict health and safety standards and work with the relevant authorities to ensure p [...]

1 10, 2019

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

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Everything you need to know about becoming a commercial drone pilot in the UK

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 [...]

24 09, 2019

ALL commercial Drone Pilots have to take online test and register their drones before the end of November 2019. (Correct at time of publication)

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: CAA EASA News |Tags: |Comments Off on ALL commercial Drone Pilots have to take online test and register their drones before the end of November 2019. (Correct at time of publication)

Commercial Drone Pilots online testReminder. ALL PfCO holders have to take online test and register their drone before November 30, 2019 The compulsory online Drone Registration and test for UAV operators and pilots comes into force on November 30, 2019, with a £1,000 fine if you do not comply.The online test and Register My Drone will be available from October 1, 2019. The regulations apply to UAVs weighing between 250g and 20kg that are used outdoors.Although commercial UAV operators and pilots have spent thousands of pounds on CAA fees, ground schools and flight tests, undertaken [...]

23 09, 2019

Drone Safe Register Secure More Contracts For Its Members

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News Members |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Safe Register Secure More Contracts For Its Members

Drone Industry opportunitiesOrder drone photography online HEREDrone Safe Register has started on its first national media campaign to secure more contracts for you, its members, and to promote the whole UAV industry to potential large-scale adopters.Spearheaded by DSR’s new Major Accounts Manager, Frank George , the campaign intends to raise the profile of UAV operators in their local towns, counties and regions through targeted press releases, business articles, media coverage and photo-opportunities.“The UK UAV industry is still very much in its infancy and the majority of bus [...]

23 09, 2019

Working In Partnering With A Number Of Businesses Across All Industries

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on Working In Partnering With A Number Of Businesses Across All Industries

Drones for Insurance SectorDrone Safe Register work is partnering with a number of businesses across all industries to promote the use of drone technology. In the insurance world we have partnered with Qlaims Ltd to give us access to the UK insurance market. Qlaims is a company based in the heart of the insurance world in London, and the Directors have many years of experience working for companies such as AXA and Aviva. They understand how these business operate and how to introduce disruptive technology into what’s a very traditional industry.Jon Mainwaring is the Chief Technolog [...]

20 09, 2019

No change in how unconfirmed drone near misses reported

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: News Members |Tags: |Comments Off on No change in how unconfirmed drone near misses reported

The way unconfirmed drone v manned aircraft near misses are reported and logged will not change anytime soon, was the message delegates heard at a top-table meeting held in London yesterday (Thursday 19/09) The AirProx Stakeholder Engagement Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society was organised by the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS) and was attended by representatives from across the UAV industry, including Adrian Westwood from Drone Safe Register. The delegates were addressed by Andrew Hamilton, UAS Sector Lead at the CAA; Aleks Kowalski, a commercial airl [...]

17 09, 2019

Drone Training Providers Nearest To You.

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming |Tags: |Comments Off on Drone Training Providers Nearest To You.

Drone Training Providers.Our new drone training directory is now live. Calling all budding aerial filmers, drone enthusiasts and drone operators…find your nearest Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved training provider through Drone Safe Register today!As you’ll know, to operate a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO, also known as a ‘drone licence’). A National Qualified Entity (NQE soon to become RAE) will have been assessed by the CAA and given the authority to recommend pass students for their drone permission.C [...]

10 09, 2019

Professional drone services

By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming |Tags: |Comments Off on Professional drone services

Find Professional drone servicesThe insurance industry is an obvious market for professional drone servicesThe insurance industry is an obvious market for professional drone services. The ability to get ‘eyes in the sky’ is ideal at both the risk assessment and underwriting stage and for assessment of damage should a claim occur. The UK insurance market has been slow to adopt drone technology but there are signs it’s being recognised as an option and at Drone Safe Register we are now receiving enquiries.Current solutions for viewing hard to access areas include camera poles, sc [...]

8 09, 2019

The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed…

By |September 8th, 2019|Categories: News |Tags: |Comments Off on The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed…

DSR survey results are in! The results from our first DSR Pro Members survey have landed… We launched our first Drone Safe Register (DSR) Pro Members survey on Monday 3 September. Within the first 24 hours, we received over 200 responses with more members supplying valuable data leading up to the survey closing on Sunday at 6pm. If any members are reading this, please note the survey is now closed. This survey has given us some real positive feedback as well as areas to improve upon… We asked you what you get most out of being a member, what you need from your membership a [...]