5 01, 2020

CAA Resassure First Time Drone Users

By |2020-01-03T11:39:36+00:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The CAA have taken steps to reassure new drone owners about what they need to do to safely and legally enjoy their new hobby. In anticipation of there being a surge in first time drone owners after Santa has been to visit, the CAA have issued some advice about how to get started with the aim of calming the nerves of first time flyers.  Here's what they recommend... Read the Instructions.  It might [...]

3 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Drones v Fireworks

By |2020-01-03T11:54:00+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As well as the popping champagne corks, the explosions of fireworks form the soundtrack to ringing in the new year.  However, if you were watching the skies in some parts of the world as we entered 2020, you might have seen drone swarms taking their place in creating spectacular aerial displays. Take a look at what Shanghai created to welcome in the New Year. China, having given fireworks to [...]

15 11, 2019

Hints for Buying Second Hand Drones

By |2019-11-08T14:48:24+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone flying is an exciting new area in the leisure industry and with new aircraft being introduced all the time, it's very tempting to look to the second hand market to invest in your first UAV. Prices have fallen as drones have become more popular and technology has advanced to a point where really very advanced technology is available in relatively entry level aircraft.  Of course the rapidly advancing pace of change has [...]

11 11, 2019

Drone Building Surveys

By |2019-11-08T14:34:29+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Despite the fact that drones have a huge amount to offer the construction industry, it's an area that has been slow to develop. However, the use of UAVs when it comes to all sorts of building projects is finally beginning to increase and construction firms are realising the benefits of having a camera in the sky. In the USA, where we tend to look for previews of what's to come to us here [...]

6 11, 2019

Buying a Drone for your Child this Christmas?

By |2019-11-06T16:24:08+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Despite a couple of prominent high street stores looking likely to pull out of the consumer drone market - John Lewis have already decided that they won't be selling them any more and Jessops are looking at their future in a more general sense - it's still likely that drones will feature a number of letters to Santa this year. However, it's worthwhile for parents to know that unless they are buying their [...]

5 11, 2019

The UK Drone Registration Scheme is Now Live

By |2019-11-05T12:55:19+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of the main areas that was designated for change following the CAA's consultation on drone use was the introduction of mandatory competency training and also registration as an operator and or pilot.  UAVs (between 250g and 20kg) will now be required to carry the operator ID. The new website that allows you to take the competency training and obtain your flyer ID and also register your aircraft to get your Operator ID [...]

5 11, 2019

CAA Launch Drones Reunited Service

By |2019-11-05T11:55:58+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: CAA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The CAA's Drone Registration Scheme has gone live as planned today and all drone operators and pilots are legally obliged to register their aircraft by November 30th. Obviously this scheme, designed to run alongside the mandatory drone training for all pilots who are flying aircraft over 250g, has the main purpose of improving air safety and pilot / operator accountability.   However, it has enabled another really useful service to be launched along with [...]

31 10, 2019

Police Receive Additional Powers to Combat Illegal Drone Use

By |2019-10-23T16:35:33+01:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Following the disruption to Gatwick Airport in December 2018 by an illegally operated drone and a widely acknowledged public distrust of drone operations, the Police are to receive additional powers and resources to allow them to combat illegal and dangerous drone use. It was announced that a mobile counter drone unit is to be established which will be equipped with the technology to track down and interfere with devices that are reported to [...]

28 10, 2019

Underwater Craft Discover Japanese Aircraft Carrier

By |2019-10-23T15:45:01+01:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Marine|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The research vessel Petrel and it's team of underwater robots have a mission to find and document historic shipwrecks, with a particular focus on World War II. Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, funded the dedicated research vessel and and equipped it with the state-of-the-art sub sea technology including one AUV and a ROV to allow their searches to take place more than three miles below the surface.  The Petrel's work continues in memory [...]

23 10, 2019

CAA Drone Registration and Competency Test Update

By |2019-10-23T16:01:04+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The latest update regarding drone registration was published on the CAA website on October 21st 2019. After delays to the proposed registration process, which was originally scheduled to begin on October 1st, registration will now ope on November 5th.  It will become mandatory on November 30th according to the originally published timetable. There are two major amendments to the originally published plans for the dual scheme that combines a new education package and [...]

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