16 02, 2019

Hiring a Drone for your Wedding

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Hiring a Drone for your Wedding day Now that the tinsel is officially down and all the champagne corks have popped, there will be more than a few couples settling down to serious wedding planning after Christmas proposals were accepted.There’s the venue, the dress, the flowers and the cake to decide upon and, in recent years, there’s also a new type of wedding supplier to consider.  Alongside ground based photography, lots of couples are also seeking out drone operators to provide an aerial perspective on their wedding memories.If your chosen photographer or videographer doe [...]

13 02, 2019

Love is in the Air – Drones and Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day drone presents Drones and Romance… You might think that drones are not the most romantic of devices but as we approach the national day of love – Valentine’s Day – here’s some ways in which UAVs have been used to spread a little romance.DJI’s Valentine’s Day MarketingLast  year, the marketing team at DJI were obviously briefed to find a way to boost sales of their craft in February and they came up with this.   A drone, they say, is the perfect way to treat the creative person in your life – show them that you love them with a drone.&n [...]

11 02, 2019

Considerations when Hiring a Drone Pilot

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Think when Hiring a Drone PilotIf you’re looking at hiring a drone to assist you in completing a project, there’s a lot to consider.   Obviously you need to be sure that you’re hiring a qualified insured professional pilot and that’s why we recommend using Drone Safe Register to find your perfect drone partner, as all of our pilots are guaranteed CAA approved and insured.However the considerations don’t stop there. Whether you’re filming for television or cinema, shooting marketing material for your business, carrying out property or land inspections o [...]

9 02, 2019

Drones Used in Conservation Efforts

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Drones Used in Conservation EffortsThere are a lot of drones being used in conservation work around the world as they provide a fast, affordable and non invasive way to monitor and assess wildlife populations in their natural environment.However, the conservation group that are charged with preserving the incredibly valuable environment of the Galapagos Islands are really pushing drone use into new territories with their latest innovation.An invasion of brown and black rats has been seriously depleting the populations of the rare nesting birds that call the Islands their home and it [...]

4 02, 2019

Drone Safe Register - The Aerial Stock Library

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View Our Stock The UK’s Largest Selection of Aerial Drone StockObviously you can hire one of our drone pilots to capture images on your behalf but sometimes it is faster and more cost efficient to use library footage for your project.   As part of the DSR website, we boast the UK’s only dedicated UAV stock library that is perfect to meet your aerial imaging needs.Developed and integrated into our main website as part of a huge web development project at the end of 2018, there are thousands of images and videos that you can purchase and make use of. We offer the opportunity t [...]

2 02, 2019

What to do if there's a Drone Flying Over your House

By |February 2nd, 2019|Categories: General |Tags: |Comments Off on What to do if there's a Drone Flying Over your House

Drone Flying Over your HouseSo many people are enjoying flying drones as a hobby now, along with those using them commercially, that they are an increasingly common sight in our skies.However, negative press coverage, especially around the Christmas time Gatwick incident, means that people can be feeling very suspicious if they see one over or around their property.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 Register While this is u [...]

30 01, 2019

Drone Safe Register Award Winners Announced

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Award Winners AnnouncedIt is with a great deal of pride that Drone Safe Register announced the winners of their 2018 awards.  We were flooded with entries and this once again confirmed that we have some of the best drone pilots in the UK as members in our growing organisation.The CategoryThe Film & TV Aerial Imagery Award – sponsored by Coverdrone. Among our members, we have some most talented cinematographers in the industry who are behind much of the footage that you see on both your television and on the big screen. This category looked to reward excellence in this [...]

28 01, 2019

Benefits of drones in Agriculture

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles Agriculture Inspections & Surveys |Tags: |Comments Off on Benefits of drones in Agriculture

Drones in AgricultureIt’s largely agreed that the UK and Ireland have barely begun to tap into the huge potential that commercial drones have to offer.An industry still in its infancy, the business world is still investigating ways in which drones and unmanned aerial vehicles in general can make operations faster, safer and more cost efficient.One area that has been quicker to the party in leveraging ‘drone power’ is agriculture.  In fact 18% of farmers are now thought to be using drones in some form to assist them with their land management.  Particularly impressive [...]

26 01, 2019

Drones & the Good News

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Drones have been subject to a lot of bad press over the recent years, not least following the events at Gatwick and Heathrow in December 2018.Here at Drone Safe Register, we don’t feel that enough is factually known about the circumstances on those days in December last year for us to make a specific comment as yet, although we are working through legal and governmental channels to see where we can take the drone industry moving forward.It’s clear that there are concerns over illegal operators, the criminal fraternity, safety and invasion of privacy, something of course Commercia [...]

21 01, 2019

Drone Deliveries – Not Just for Pizzas

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Deliveries via DronesIf you tell someone you are a drone pilot, you will often be asked about the potential of UAVs to carry out deliveries (usually pizza, proving that the UK is indeed a nation that loves its food!).Regular headlines appear with multinational companies promising drone deliveries of the goods we order online.  Not that these aren’t both laudable goals – we are increasingly time pressed and the idea of fast and responsive deliveries is certainly attractive.However, drones can drop more than your latest Amazon order, and are already carrying out lifesaving wor [...]

19 01, 2019

Yuneec Demonstration day with Jessops and DSR

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Yuneec Demonstration day with Jessops and Drone Safe Register™When you think of drones, there’s no denying that the first brand that probably springs to mind is DJI.  However, they’re not the only player in the market.Yuneec offer a full range of high quality craft for both the hobbyist and commercial markets.A select few DSR members were lucky enough to gain access to their tech centre recently to find out more about them.check out our new drone online store hereYuneec are far from new to the aerial market, having started more than 18 years ago manufacturing remote-contro [...]

16 01, 2019

Drone Hire Costs 2020

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The Cost of Drone Hire in 2020Of course, every operator and drone hire job is different and there’s no way to set a standard price across the board but here at DSR HQ, we have been looking at some trends.obtain free quotations herecheck out our new online drone storeOverall, we can see from the trends that UK Drone Hire as well as Drone Operator costs are likely to continue to fall in 2019 as the price of the equipment is reduced and the CAA approve more and more Drone Operators.A drone capable of capturing high resolution photographs and 4K video now costs around £1,500. New [...]

14 01, 2019

What does OSC Mean?

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OSCIt isn’t a secret that many players in the drone industry love an acronym and, while it might mean something other pilots, we at DSR want to make hiring a drone as easy as possible so we’re always happy to bust an acronym where we can!Today, we’re looking at OSC in business practices.If you’ve been looking at hiring a drone pilot, you’re likely to have come across the term ‘Operating Safety Case‘ or ‘OSC‘.  From this title, it’s not exactly clear what the meaning is so here we go with the explanation.In order to be able to operate legally on a commercial b [...]

12 01, 2019

CAA Airspace Portal – Checking for Changes

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CAA Airspace PortalAirspace counts as an invisible national assetPut simply, it is defined as the part of the atmosphere controlled by a State above its territory and over the sea which it is committed to provide air navigation services.It is divided into two main categories – controlled and uncontrolled space and in the UK, the CAA is the body that’s responsible for administering the rules and regulations regarding it.Over time, obviously, the needs for the airspace change and so the airspace classes need to be amended so they can meet these requirements.  These changes can [...]

7 01, 2019

How To Register My Drone In The UK

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Hobbyist |Tags: |Comments Off on How To Register My Drone In The UK

How To Register My Drone ENJOY LOTS OF BENEFITS AND BECOME PART OF OUR DRONE SAFE COMMUNITY.  Although Drone Registration is not mandatory we have been registering our hobby members drones for nearly 3 years now.Register your drone with Drone Safe Register HEREPurchase Drone Operator ID Stickers HEREAre you an amateur or hobby drone pilot?  This week Drone Safe Register is blogging about the importance of being a responsible amateur drone pilot and the benefits of joining DSR on our Hobby Membership Package.An amateur or hobby drone pilot is classed as anybody flying for no [...]

7 01, 2019

DSR and Member Workshops

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DSR Member WorkshopsThere’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops.Travelling around the country, these regular events will offer members the chance to meet with DSR and Jessops experts as well as other industry leading professionals.There’s never been a more exciting time to be a DSR member with the introduction of a brand new series of member exclusive training workshops created in partnership with Jessops.Travelling around the country, these regula [...]

5 01, 2019

How drones are supporting search and rescue

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It certainly wouldn’t be unusual to open a newspaper or turn on the TV and hear a bad a news story about a drone. From endangering aircraft to dropping drugs into prison, there seems to be no end of coverage about how UAVs are something to be alarmed about. Of course, if you peek behind the headlines, the vast majority of these problems are caused by pilots flying illegally but it’s not surprising that this does cause problems for safe and legal drone pilots as they go about their business. So it is always good when a positive story comes across the DSR news desk and we’re plea [...]

31 12, 2018

DSR New Year Resolutions

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Drone Safe New Year ResolutionsAs one year rolls into the next, it’s an ideal time to look back on everything that has happened in the last 12 months and and take a beat to think about what’s in store for the year ahead.2018So it goes without saying that this year has been incredible for DSR. It’s seen our visit to Dragons’ Den to further our plans to become more than just a national directory of UK approved drone pilots.We can now offer more than ever to our members in terms of discounts and benefits as well as a brand new website with lots of new features designed to give o [...]

29 12, 2018

Used Drones for Sale In The UK.

By |December 29th, 2018|Categories: General |Tags: |Comments Off on Used Drones for Sale In The UK.

The Clearance HangarUsed Drones & Filming Equipment For SaleVisit our new drone storeAs part of our newly launched website, Drone Safe Register are excited to announce the introduction of ‘the Marketplace‘ – a brand new way of buying used drone & film equipment in the UK.Visit the Clearance HangarIf you’re a drone pilot at any level – from hobbyist to commercial operator – you’ll know that the world of drone technology moves fast. That can mean that you quite often want to sell kit that you no longer need or you’re interested in looking for a bargain upgrade.T [...]

26 12, 2018

Working with the RAF and Low Flying Requirements

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Flying near RAF spaceThe military carry out essential training exercises at low altitudes and these flights are not limited to specific geographical zones and timetables. They can occur anywhere in the UK, at any time of the day or night and can be under 400 feet or even as low as the ground in the case of helicopters taking off and landing.So these flights mean that all drone pilots will potentially be sharing the airspace.  This applies to commercial pilots of course but also to hobbyists – we all need to play our part in reporting flights and staying alert to the presence o [...]