15 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – Categories and Classes – Part 2

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Understanding EASA Drone RegulationsCategories and Classes – Part 2 EASA regulations have been developed to allow free circulation of drones within Europe and apply clear and comprehensive safety standards to the field of unmanned aerial systems. They become applicable in the UK on July 1st 2020.  This blog series looks at separate aspects of the upcoming changes. In this post, we’re going to take a look at the new categories for drone operation and classes of drone. There will be three categories of drone operation and they relate to the level of risk involved in carrying out t [...]

13 07, 2019

Understanding EASA Drone Regulations – an Overview Part 1

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Understanding EASA Drone RegulationsAn Overview – Part 1 The early part of 2019 has seen the publication of a new a set of regulations regarding drone use in Europe. Initially proposed in the Summer of 2015, the aim is to standardise UAS regulations across Europe with a wider goal of promoting the growth of the European drone industry through this simplification across contracted States. However, the regulations themselves look anything but simple so we’re going to look at different aspects over the coming weeks and months to break it all down into more manageable chunks. You [...]

8 07, 2019

The CAA Innovation Hub

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The CAA's new Innovation HubThe CAA has been established for nearly half a century and has undoubtedly seen a huge amount of changes in that time, from increased demand to changes in airspace use.  With the rise in drone technology and the possibilities opened up by developments in artificial intelligence, this pace of change looks to be increasing.The next decade is likely to see radically different airspace usage. To this end, the CAA are meeting the challenge head on with the creation of their Innovation Hub.This is a dedicated workspace designed to enable innovators to bring [...]

6 07, 2019

Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Featured Weddings |Tags: |Comments Off on Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

Is a Drone Right for you at your Wedding?You can book HEREThere is a long list of tasks that you are faced with if you’re planning your dream wedding, and now there is a new checkbox – should I hire a drone?Picture by – DroneCam Solutions Ltd Some photographers and videographers have added this serviced as part of their package, but many haven’t because of the expense of the equipment and the stringent regularity requirements to fly legally. A pilot flying for ‘commercial gain’ requires CAA Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and a minimum of £700,000 [...]

1 07, 2019

National Drone Network – National Drone Solution Account Management

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Find Drone Solutions with National Account ManagementDrone Safe Register is the UK and Ireland’s largest professional National Drone Network. We offer a national network of qualified and legal drone pilots to meet all commercial aerial photography and filming requirements. Our national account management scheme is designed to leverage the power of this network and delivery a one-stop account management solution for commercial UAV pilot deployment. Where clients have a nationwide need for aerial photography, video or thermal imaging, working alongside Drone Safe Register means tha [...]

29 06, 2019

Drones for Schools Follow Up Since Launch

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Drones for Schools Follow Up Since LaunchAt the end of April 2019, Drone Safe Register launched its pioneering Drones for Schools educational programme. This free programme for key stage 2 children 7-11 years, is delivered by our professional DSR member pilots to schools in their local area.The material is currently aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils (aged 7 to 11 years) although future developments will see this age range expanded. We also have plans to take the programme out of the classroom and bring it to child groups such as beavers, cubs, scouts, guides, brownies as well as other chil [...]

24 06, 2019

Drone use in Construction Projects From Our National Drone Network

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Drone use in Construction ProjectsDrones have a number of very important ways in which they can contribute to the smooth and efficient progress of construction projects.  From tracking site progress to monitoring site safety, to keeping stakeholders informed and overseeing subcontractors, the use of UAVs can offer substantial benefits over traditional methods.Picture by  Stratus Imagery at www.stratusimagery.co.ukWith even relatively small construction projects offering complex logistical challenges, this ability to streamline and simplify has unsurprisingly led to this new [...]

21 06, 2019

When can you fly a drone at Gatwick Airport?

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You can’t fly a drone near an airport… or can you?The drone incursion at Gatwick Airport last December was clearly a reckless and deliberate act of sabotage, the consequences of which brought misery to the travelling public and burdened the airport and airlines alike with significant expense and logistic upheaval.  The cost to the UK has been put in excess of £50m. While the story moves off into distant memory, 6 months on from the incident, the aftermath has also left its mark on the fledgling commercial drone services industry, with many operators, particularly those [...]

20 06, 2019

An Amazing Professional Members Meeting at Gatwick Air Museum

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An Incredible Agenda at the DSR Professional Members MeetingJune 19th saw Drone Safe Register bringing together industry experts along with more than one hundred of its members at Gatwick Aviation Museum for a second business meeting, building on the success of the last meeting in September 2018 Photography by Nigel Bowles at John Connor Press Associates Ltd The venue, Gatwick Air Museum, lies meters away from the end of the runway at Gatwick Airport and was deliberately chosen on this occasion for that reason. There have been significant consequences to the commercial drone services [...]

17 06, 2019

The Rise in Film Tourism is Good for the Drone Industry

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Drone Industry and the Growth in Film TourismThe UK’s drone industry is not alone when it comes to fast growth.  Film and TV production in the UK is also experiencing a meteoric rise, reaching the highest levels ever recorded. The film industry in the UK is supported by a competitive tax credit regime and by a rising demand for high quality content form both traditional channels as well as the newer pay to view channels.  The popularity of Netflix and Amazon video (among other streaming services) means that the public’s appetite for new movies and TV dramas is almost unquenchab [...]

15 06, 2019

DSR Present at Creative England Filming Summit

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DSR Present at Creative England Filming SummitCreative England are the logistical power behind many of the UK-filmed TV series and movies that you’ll definitely have heard of – from Peaky Blinders to Harry Potter. When a company wants to create a film or drama in the UK, Creative England are likely to be the organisation that they turn to. Creative England are the logistical power behind many of the UK-filmed TV series and movies that you’ll definitely have heard of – from Peaky Blinders to Harry Potter.  When a company wants to create a film or drama in the UK, Creative Eng [...]

10 06, 2019

Is It Legal To Shoot Down a Drone Over Your Property?

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Can I Shoot Down a Drone In The UK?Is it legal to shoot down a drone that is flying over your property? There can be an element of fear around drones at the moment, largely promoted by the media as nothing sells copies of their papers better than providing a target for worry or righteous indignation!Our 5 useful links are below.Learn about Drone Rules and Regulations Report drone miss-use to the CAAWho is your local legal drone operator? How much do drones cost? About Drone Safe RegisterOf course, here at Drone Safe Register, we know that drones in the hands of safe an [...]

4 06, 2019

Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?

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The Government & Drones Are Government and the Media Responding to Misinformation?Well the answer is clearly – YES!A recent request for data under the Freedom of Information Act was made to the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) by the Airprox Reality Check Organisation and the results are causing quite a stir within the drone industry.The information requested was the amount of airprox incidences where there was proof outside of the report itself that a drone has flown close to an aircraft in UK skies and the answer was a resounding zero.The response read,‘In all cases, UKAB has no con [...]

3 06, 2019

Using a Drone at your Event Venue

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Using a Drone at your Event VenueAs drones become more common in our everyday lives, they are also becoming more of a standard feature of wedding days and special events.  A big part of planning any event has always been the selection of the perfect venue to provide the backdrop. picture supplied by DSR member DroneCam Soltuons Ltd – www.dronecamsolutions.co.uk A great deal of time and expense is invested by hotel management teams in making sure that their destination looks perfect from every angle and they are increasingly receiving requests that drones be able to capture eve [...]

1 06, 2019

Drones and the Hospitality Industry

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Drones and the Hospitality IndustryToday’s hospitality industry is a far cry from the days of travel agents and stacks of glossy brochures.Today’s traveller can search resorts with a click of their mouse and view real life, almost real time reviews and images to help them to make their holiday decisions.The modern traveller is information hungry. They want as much data as possible about their hotel or resort before they decide to book and part with their hard earned cash for a much looked forward to holiday.  They are also pretty savvy.  The tricks that used to work, wh [...]

27 05, 2019

Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know?

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Hiring a Drone Pilot – What you Need to Know?If you’re looking to hire a drone operator for the first time, it can feel a little confusing when you start to look into it. As you read through articles online, you will see a lot of use of specialist terminology and acronyms and also mention of forthcoming changes in the law that can leave you wondering whether a UAV is the right (and legal) solution for you. So, here are the guidelines on drone usage straight form the horse’s mouth as it were. Commercial Pilots Only Drone pilots are divided into two categories Commercial Operato [...]

25 05, 2019

Aerial Drone Inspections The Best Prices Throughout The UK

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography Aerial Video and Filming Articles Featured Inspections & Surveys Property Weddings |Tags: |Comments Off on Aerial Drone Inspections The Best Prices Throughout The UK

Aerial Drone Inspections Throughout The UKYou can book aerial Inspections HEREA short and simple drone flight can be all that it takes to get a detailed aerial inspection of your home’s roof, gutters and chimneys. This can be an invaluable tool if you want to carry out an inspection to find the source of a problem, provide data to support an insurance claim or just for peace of mind on your own home or one that you are looking to purchase.Today’s drone cameras can create incredibly high quality images that allow you to zoom in on small areas for detailed evaluation with no need f [...]

20 05, 2019

Find My Drone Pilot

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Our Drone Pilot Portal & UAV HubThe drone industry is new and changing fast. December 2018 saw apparent drone related activity close Gatwick airport and created a ripple effect amongst the general public with regards to drone operators, and some changes in the law regarding how all drone pilots (both commercial and amateur) can operate.visit our new online drone storeFIND MY DRONE PILOT NOWCouple this with the legislation changes that were already in the pipeline to bring the UK into line with the EASA standards and running a UAV business or even enjoying drones in your leisure t [...]

18 05, 2019

All Call Signs and Drone Safe Register

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All Call Signs and Drone Safe RegisterIn March 2019, Drone Safe Register were very proud to announce their support or All Call Signs – a not for profit organisation that works with veterans and serving military personnel to offer mental health support. Staffed by volunteers with Forces experience, this incredible organisation looks to use their understanding of the struggles of life and out of uniform.  As well as working with the media to raise awareness of mental health issues, they also offer a potentially life-saving Beacon Service, and this is where Drone Safe Register can of [...]

15 05, 2019

Drone Deliveries and Medicine

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Drone Deliveries and MedicineTime is often a critical factor in the field of medicine and so medical professionals are starting to look at drones to see if they can save valuable hours and minutes in a variety of capacities. Zipline International We’ve look at this ground breaking organisation before in a previous blog https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/blog/drone-deliveries-not-just-for-pizzas/ but they are worth taking a second look at – especially now that they have expanded their operations from Rwanda to also include Ghana and are now providing 13,000,000 with access to life s [...]