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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 [...]

21 10, 2019

NATS Launch Online Hobbyist Training

By |2019-10-17T13:02:03+01:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

NATS have launched a brand new online training scheme for hobbyist drone users on their website in order to raise awareness of the drone safety rules. This animated online course is available free of charge on their website and is designed to offer new drone users and hobbyists to gain an overview of the current UK drone safety rules and regulations.  It also tests users on their understanding and reinforces their learning by [...]

17 10, 2019

The Government Report on Commercial & Recreational Drone Use

By |2019-10-17T12:47:57+01:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

October saw the publication by the Government's Science and Technology Committee on Commercial and Recreational Drone Use in the UK. Fuelled, at least in part, by the disruption caused at Gatwick Airport in 2018, this report offers a comprehensive review of the current position of drone use in the UK as well as a set of recommendations for the future and how opportunities can be leveraged while minimising risks caused by UAVs. The [...]

2 10, 2019

CAA Postpone the Launch of the Drone Registration

By |2019-10-04T10:51:04+01:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The drone registration scheme due to be launched this month in the UK has been delayed by the CAA. There's not much information as to whether this delay will result in changes to the operation or the £16.50 charge for some or all of the participants but according to the CAA's Dronesafe website which has been recently updated, the deadline of November 30th will still apply. The delay is believed to be the [...]

30 09, 2019

Project Dipper – a Drone that Swims and Soars

By |2019-09-24T15:23:15+01:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This incredible innovation in drone technology is the brainchild of a group of 8 engineering students from ETH Zurich - a fixed wing drone that can be launched into the skies and seamlessly transition from air to water. Taking it's inspiration from the natural world and looking to mimic the action of diving seabirds, this potentially groundbreaking project gives us a glimpse into the future. The drone can be launched [...]

8 08, 2019

The CAA Innovation Hub

By |2019-08-20T16:12:38+01:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The CAA Innovation Hub The increase in drone services in the commercial sector and explosion of interest across the amateur and leisure sectors, the CAA are undoubtedly overseeing a the most significant change in airspace regulation in over half a century. The rise in technology throughout the industry has put pressure on the CAA to find solutions to meet the need of innovation developers and artificial intelligence investors, and to that end they [...]

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