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Drones Flying the Flag in the War Against Plastic Pollution

Not a day seems to go by without drones hitting the news headlines in one way or another and it's not always good news.  However, this recent news headline certainly demonstrates the potential for drones to be used in aerial survey work for all sorts of good causes - in this case, the fight against plastic pollution in our seas. Operation Plastic Tide is the brainchild of Ellie Mackay and [...]

2020-06-03T16:22:24+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Drones Flying the Flag in the War Against Plastic Pollution

Coronavirus and Our Business Implications

Business, not so as Usual! But Business nonetheless! Covid-19 Working Policy Coronavirus update on our business plans and preparations for our clients Ironically, Drone (UAV) work is built on a platform of social separation by default as we are required to ensure our aerial activity is safely separated from all people, property, vehicles, and vessels not under our control by law. This separation is 50m [...]

2020-06-15T11:46:29+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News, General|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Coronavirus and Our Business Implications

Drone CAA Compliance Audits – What is involved?

Oh Crap! The CAA want to Audit my Operation! I have been a certified and approved CAA drone Pilot now for four years and to date have never been subjected to an audit by the CAA, which I have thought was somewhat odd to be honest. Even being a couple of miles away from Gatwick CAA HQ, I had been expecting a visit at some point, but not [...]

2020-02-28T21:23:41+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News, General|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Drone CAA Compliance Audits – What is involved?

Electronic Conspicuity & Why it Matters

Electronic Conspicuity (EC) is one of the hot topics in the drone world right now.  Put simply, it's an umbrella term for technology that allows an aircraft's position to be communicated to aircraft and other relevant authorities.  As the demands on our airspace increase, EC is seen by many as the key that unlocks safer sharing of this limited resource. There are three main systems currently in operation [...]

2020-01-30T15:19:54+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Electronic Conspicuity & Why it Matters

Vodafone Report on Cellular Connected Drones

Vodafone UK have published the findings of a study they commissioned regarding the potential benefits to the UK of safe and secure drone use.  Working with WPI Economics, the report uses five case studies as its basis and draws some interesting conclusions regarding it's potential in the UK. Whilst acknowledging the potential of drones to improve productivity, aid the emergency services, and reduce workplace dangers, much emphasis is [...]

2020-03-09T16:53:19+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vodafone Report on Cellular Connected Drones

Drones and Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants

A detailed study undertaken by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has identified a role that UAVs can  play in reducing both employee risks and the time and cost involved in decommissioning a nuclear power station. The conclusion following this detailed research is that drones really can offer benefit as part of the complex decommissioning process and the NDA will be exploring future opportunities to deploy these unmanned aircraft to [...]

2020-02-19T13:13:17+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones and Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants

Architect Death Prompts Calls for USA Drone Law Change

The tragic death of Erica Tishman, an architect killed by debris falling form a dangerous building facade in Manhattan, has prompted calls for a change in the approach to drone usage by New York City Officials. According to the current state of play, it is illegal to fly drones in most of the city but there is a call to change this - deploying drones as 'tools not [...]

2020-03-09T17:40:35+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Architect Death Prompts Calls for USA Drone Law Change

Drone Filming at Barfoots Farms

Sometimes there can be amazing stories right under your nose and occasionally our work with our drone cameras can bring them to light.  When we were asked to film at Barfoots Farms for the BBC One Show, I'm ashamed to say we had not ever come across them before.  So of course we turned to our friend the internet to let us find out [...]

2020-06-03T17:41:39+00:00Categories: Aerial Cinematography, Aerial Videos, Drone UAV News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Drone Filming at Barfoots Farms

2018 Show Reel covering much of our activity throughout the year

Some clips from 2018

2020-06-03T17:50:05+00:00Categories: Aerial Videos, Drone UAV News, General, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2018 Show Reel covering much of our activity throughout the year

Drones and Mountain Rescue

On the 9th July, a Himalayan expedition of experienced mountaineers were faced with the sad decision to presume one of their party lost.  Rick Allen had taken a fall earlier in the day and they had lost all trace of him. However, on July 10th, the expedition cook spotted a large shape high up on the slopes of Broad Peak. Although he believed it was probably a rucksack, the [...]

2019-01-29T15:32:00+00:00Categories: Drone UAV News|Tags: |Comments Off on Drones and Mountain Rescue