9 10, 2019

Major Player Chooses Drone Safe Register Drone Pilots 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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 [...]

8 09, 2019

The Future of drone Film Making

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Drone Film Making If you’re like us, you’ll be wondering what the future holds for drones.In a recent article we wrote about a few of the benefits of aerial filming, drone usage and we’ve also briefly touched on drone deliveries.We think is pertinent to discuss aerial filming with regard to its future and what this may look like for drone and drone flight.Originally, consumer drones were used by a few aerial filming and aerial photography enthusiasts. It all really started with drone hobbyists.Not overnight, but after a short period of (flight) time, these enthusiasts and drone [...]

5 09, 2019

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off?

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Drone DeliveriesHome deliveries have skyrocketed in recent years. Fuelled by online shopping, the collapse of the high street and our increasingly busy lives, we now have everything from clothes to groceries delivered on a daily basis. A study by analysts Mintel claims that 49% of UK consumers did their grocery shopping online in 2018. But is there really a need for deliveries by drone, and what could this mean for the wider drone industry?The general public have a growing expectation that unmanned aircraft will be delivering their pizzas and weekly shopping in the near future. Drone [...]

3 09, 2019

Aerial Filming Experts For Hire

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Filming News |Tags: |Comments Off on Aerial Filming Experts For Hire

Find Aerial Filming Experts For HireBrowse the UK's largest network of aerial filming experts, available for hire throughout the UK right now!Aerial filming services are available for hire right now from commercial pilots on our professional aerial pilot network, Drone Safe Register. Aerial drone video and film footage can be captured dynamically, allowing you to capture a unique angle and capture the attention of the audience. With aerial filming the possibilities are endless! Those difficult to film situations, tight spots or compact spaces you wanted to reach are now capturable t [...]

31 08, 2019

Is this really the time for new drone regulations?

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Is this really the time for new drone regulations?It’s taken some time, but the CAA’s current drone regulations are now becoming well known and understood. Of course, any drone pilot operating with a PfCO is already very familiar with the rules, but the Police, other authorities and general public have also become aware that they exist. A few years ago a call to the local Police that a drone was flying over crowds at the local beach may have received a confused and disappointing response, but there is strong evidence that enforcement action is now taking place. Current rules are [...]

29 08, 2019

Heathrow Pause – Heathrow Disruption

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As well as travel disruption, public perception of drones will be severely harmed. Questions are still outstanding and the debate continues about the Gatwick drone incident, but it looks as if something worse may be about to happen. Over a thousand flights were affected between 19th and 21st December due to reports of drone sightings at Gatwick. Over 140,000 travellers were delayed or had their flights cancelled. To this day we don’t know what the motives for the incident were, or even whether ‘malicious’ drones were actually involved. Holidaymakers and travellers at Heathrow [...]

29 07, 2019

Drone Scenarios – Common Questions

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Drone Scenarios – Common QuestionsIt might seem strange to talk about the limitation of UAVs on a website that specifically promotes them, but sometimes they are simply not the right tool for the job. Lets take a look at some assignments that our pilot members have reported being requested to complete and the reason why they were (or weren’t) possible Scenario 1 A client suspects that their neighbour is building illegally on their property but they can’t be sure as they can’t get a clear view from the ground. So they would like a drone to make a quick flight form their own pr [...]

26 07, 2019

CAA Drone Registration Count Down

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CAA Drone Registration Count DownIn 2018, the Government decided that there was a need for a drone registration scheme to be put in place.  As companion to this, a competency test pass would also be required in order to legally fly a drone in the UK.Register with us HEREThese requirements apply to all drone users, including leisure flyers and run in addition to the procedure that pilots must follow in order to obtain CAA Permission for Commercial Operation.The CAA launched an initial consultation process to gather ideas and opinions from all interested parties and this week has [...]

22 07, 2019

Drones and Search and Rescue

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Drones and Search and RescueDrones are really tailor made to assist search and rescue teams. They offer the ability to cover large areas in a fraction of the time of a ground based search, and over any type of terrain. The emergency services have already begun to leverage the power of having a cost-effective camera in the sky with many police forces across the UK and Ireland now having their own drone fleet.  Using UAVs to carry out searches for missing people and offenders is one obvious use but they are also being flown as part of risk assessment and planning projects, to gather a [...]

20 07, 2019

Drones and Police Use

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Drones and Police UseDrones 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 Drones Wiltshire Police cite the difference in cost and time to charge a batter [...]