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Drone Safe Register FAQ

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP FAQs

How do I access my membership discounts?2019-04-15T19:53:18+01:00

Just visit your membership dashboard for discount codes

How do I access my Jessops discount?2019-04-15T19:52:12+01:00

We offer discounts from Jessops on drone equipment for both Professional members and Amateur Flyer members. To access the code, visit your membership dashboard. These codes are changed regularly.

If I don’t have my own OSC, can I access other OSC Pilots?2019-04-15T19:50:03+01:00

Yes, absolutely. We have a network of trained and certified OSC pilots, not just those who have a DSR OSC. Use the OSC Map in the member’s dashboard area to find you nearest OSC certified pilot for white label work

Can I purchase DSR branded safety clothing?2019-04-15T19:47:12+01:00

Yes, directly from the DSR member’s dashboard

After joining, can I change my map location?2019-04-15T19:45:45+01:00

Yes, no problem. Just visit your member’s dashboard and change it there.

What is the DSR Instant Quote?2019-04-17T15:27:24+01:00

Instant Quote is our website dedicated and intelligent contact form that puts those looking to hire a drone pilot in touch with our members for a given location throughout UK and Ireland.

Customers looking for a Drone Pilot to hire use the Instant Quote communication form to provide details about their photography, filming or thermal flight needs, along with the flight location, target flight date and how they want to hear back i.e. email or phone. They also select how many quotes/communications they want to have come back form between 1 to 10. This form is then automatically sent out as an email to the nearest 1-10 operators as selected, to the flight location (post code).

As a DSR Professional Member, you receive the Instant Quote via email to follow up. You will also see the Instant Quotes you receive in your Membership Dashboard area, along with a non-accessible summary of ALL the Instant Quotes that the website has received as a rolling Dashboard feed, so you get an idea about activity.

Instant Quote is NOT a guarantee of work! It is a method of introduction only. You may not hear back from the customer, of course, so it is important that you sell yourself as much as possible when an Instant Quote comes in to you. In addition to an Instant Quote from those looking to hire a DSR listed pilot, searchers may well just source Members from the Map page by zooming into a location and clicking on a member’s map pin – Take a look here: https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/map/

In fact the use of the Map page is by far the most navigated page on our website and is the more likely route for members to be found and approached, they may simply click on your website link and contact you directly. This is why it is always important to ask your prospects how they heard about you.

Can I pay my membership monthly?2019-04-15T19:30:54+01:00

No, we only offer yearly memberships for both Professional subscribers and Amateur Flyers.

What else do we have access to as a pro member apart from the website listing?2019-04-15T19:21:11+01:00

Apart from being listed on our highly indexed website, as a professional member you benefit from:-

  • Free uploads to the member’s Video and Photo Stock Library, where you receive a commission of 50% of all sales, whether you remain a member or not
  • Free access and use of our much sought after Drones for School national programme
  • Free to use marketplace for the sale of drone equipment and accessories
  • Exclusive discounts from companies such as Jessops, Coverdrone, Drone Doctor and more coming online all the time
  • Highly professional and supportive networking via access to our closed Facebook group and website member’s forum
  • DSR Shop for clothing, PPE and other discounted drone related products due to come online
  • Access to Regional Business Meetings, to further network and learn from industry leaders
  • Online Flight Logging & Easy To Use – Printable Risk Assessment Forms

We are looking to add new benefits of membership all the time.

As a Pro Member what member information is displayed on the DSR website?2019-04-15T19:16:18+01:00

As a Professional Members, we host your business information, website link and showreels on the most visited and google ranked website of its kind in the UK. There is not a drone directory service that even comes close to the level of search engine ranking and indexing that DSR has. For an example of the kind of information we hold about a DSR member, take a look on our member’s map page or here is a link to a sample member company: https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/company/Drone-Media-Imaging

 

What locations are DSR Members covering?2019-04-15T19:12:05+01:00

We cover the whole of the UK and Ireland. You can see our member profiles and map pins on this page: https://dronesaferegister.org.uk/map/

Do you have a YouTube Channel?2019-04-15T19:09:52+01:00

Yes, it is https://www.youtube.com/c/DronesaferegisterOrgUkpage

 

Do you have a Twitter Account?2019-04-15T19:00:10+01:00

Yes, our twitter account can be access here: https://twitter.com/DroneSafeReg/

Do you have a DSR Facebook Page?2019-04-15T20:04:42+01:00

We have two in fact. A closed page for our paid Pro Membership and an open page for everyone else. We use the Facebook pages to provide discussion and debate as well as for members to contact each other about, well, anything!

You need to be a Pro Member to join our closed Facebook page. The page is always professional and informative and has a vibrant collection of the best Drone Operators in the country. We have members who have been in the industry since it started and are always happy to provide support and advice. We also have our business partners represented, such as Coverdrone, Jessops, Qlaims and even a Squadron Leader responsible for Drone activity for the RAF – to name a few.

Our open Facebook group has one of the biggest followings for a Drone Page anywhere in the world, with well over 10k subscribers. Here is the link if you want to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dronesaferegister/

What is the DSR Forum?2019-04-15T18:49:54+01:00

The DSR Forum is an additional resource for professional members to find information and downloadable materials. We use it to facilitate such programmes as our Major Account initiative and our Drones for Schools initiative. We keep the information on Operations Manuals up to date so that when you come to renew your PfCO the latest CAA changes are clearly available to you.

The DSR Forum is not a place for chat and discussion, but a library of data, information and accessible materials index for easy research. We use Facebook as a place for discussion and general comment.

What air-frames and platforms are included in the DSR OSC (Operating Safety Case)?2019-04-17T15:32:54+01:00

At the moment the DSR OSC covers the use of the Phantom 4 Pro, Inspire 1 and Inspire 2. We hope to add more platforms as we renew moving forward.

How much does it cost to use the DSR OSC (Operating Safety Case)?2019-04-17T15:35:45+01:00

At the moment it is free to use the DSR OSC. However, obtaining and maintaining the DSR OSC has real costs, as does the training so there are two charges applicable currently. One is a £695 +vat for the training course, the other is an annual charge of £150 +vat in addition to your usual annual DSR Professional Membership fee.

We advertise for groups to join the DSR OSC every few months. We do need a minimum number to make the training course worthwhile so when the courses are actually run remains flexible.

What is the DSR OSC (Operating Safety Case)?2019-04-17T15:38:23+01:00

The DSR OSC is an Operating Safety Case written to allow appropriately trained and approved DSR pilots to fly against a specific set of CAA exemptions. The exemptions allow for take off and landing and flights closer to People, Vehicles, Vessels and Structures outside the Remote Pilot’s control than a standard CAA permission. There are minimum qualifications which can be found on the application form and you will have to attend an intensive one day training course culminating in written and flight tests.

Depending on the air-frame you are using the DSR OSC allows for take off and landing down to 10m, flight down to 20m, flight down to 75m from crowds >1000 and Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) flights up to 1000m from the Remote Pilot. We are intending to improve these as much as we can as we renew.

If I cancel membership early will I get a refund or partial?2019-04-17T15:39:40+01:00

No, the cost of membership such as production of cards, labels and administration is incurred at the time you take out membership and therefore we can’t issue you a refund or partial refund.

How long is the Professional Membership period?2019-04-17T15:41:26+01:00

Membership is for one year, renewal fees for pro-membership is reduced to £150 +vat from the 1st anniversary.

How much does Professional Membership cost?2019-04-17T15:42:55+01:00

Initial professional memberships cost £195 +vat and subsequent renewal membership costs £150 +vat

AMATEUR FLYER MEMBERSHIP FAQs

How do I access my membership discounts?2019-04-15T19:53:18+01:00

Just visit your membership dashboard for discount codes

How do I access my Jessops discount?2019-04-15T19:52:12+01:00

We offer discounts from Jessops on drone equipment for both Professional members and Amateur Flyer members. To access the code, visit your membership dashboard. These codes are changed regularly.

Can I purchase DSR branded safety clothing?2019-04-15T19:47:12+01:00

Yes, directly from the DSR member’s dashboard

Can I pay my membership monthly?2019-04-15T19:30:54+01:00

No, we only offer yearly memberships for both Professional subscribers and Amateur Flyers.

What is included in my Amateur Flyer membership?2019-04-15T19:29:44+01:00

We were the first to offer a dedicated membership programme for Amateur Flyers and Hobbyists in the UK and Ireland. To our knowledge there isn’t any other dedicated drone community for the leisure side of the drone flying anywhere in the country. Our Amateur Flyer ID Badge is designed to help educate members of the public should you have issues when out enjoying your hobby, acting responsibly and flying within the law.

  • As a DSR Amateur Flyer, your membership will give you:-
  • Lost-a-drone insurance discount
  • CAA/IAA information sheet
  • DSR Amateur Flyer ID card, printed with current CAA / IAA safety code
  • DSR aircraft ID stickers for lost identification purposes
  • Exclusive discount from Jessops, and others to be announced and come online soon
  • Free Market Place Listings

We are also looking at creating a new website home for our Amateur Flying community, which will offer a more club environment along with training future opportunities.

Do you have a YouTube Channel?2019-04-15T19:09:52+01:00

Yes, it is https://www.youtube.com/c/DronesaferegisterOrgUkpage

 

Do you have a Twitter Account?2019-04-15T19:00:10+01:00

Yes, our twitter account can be access here: https://twitter.com/DroneSafeReg/

Do you have a DSR Facebook Page?2019-04-15T20:04:42+01:00

We have two in fact. A closed page for our paid Pro Membership and an open page for everyone else. We use the Facebook pages to provide discussion and debate as well as for members to contact each other about, well, anything!

You need to be a Pro Member to join our closed Facebook page. The page is always professional and informative and has a vibrant collection of the best Drone Operators in the country. We have members who have been in the industry since it started and are always happy to provide support and advice. We also have our business partners represented, such as Coverdrone, Jessops, Qlaims and even a Squadron Leader responsible for Drone activity for the RAF – to name a few.

Our open Facebook group has one of the biggest followings for a Drone Page anywhere in the world, with well over 10k subscribers. Here is the link if you want to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dronesaferegister/

What is the DSR Forum?2019-04-15T18:49:54+01:00

The DSR Forum is an additional resource for professional members to find information and downloadable materials. We use it to facilitate such programmes as our Major Account initiative and our Drones for Schools initiative. We keep the information on Operations Manuals up to date so that when you come to renew your PfCO the latest CAA changes are clearly available to you.

The DSR Forum is not a place for chat and discussion, but a library of data, information and accessible materials index for easy research. We use Facebook as a place for discussion and general comment.

If I cancel membership early will I get a refund or partial?2019-04-17T15:39:40+01:00

No, the cost of membership such as production of cards, labels and administration is incurred at the time you take out membership and therefore we can’t issue you a refund or partial refund.

How long does Amateur Flyer Membership last?2019-04-15T18:21:59+01:00

Amateur Flyer Membership is for one year.

How much does Amateur Flyer Membership cost?2019-04-17T15:42:17+01:00

Amateur Flyer membership costs £24.95 +vat