Member News

Routescene UAV LiDAR system used to reconstruct WWII concentration camp

LiDAR vegetation penetration capability enables concentration camp visualisation The island of Alderney, a British crown dependency located 10 miles off the coast of France, was once home to a German SS concentration camp. Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University in the UK, Caroline Sturdy Colls travelled with her team to the…

IAWA European Leadership Forum

26-27 November 2019 London For more information, go to the IAWA website. And for more information on the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter, go to their website.  

Update: CAA Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme

The CAA have just published the following update: https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Our-role/Drone-and-model-aircraft-registration/ which is provided in full below: The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). There will be two elements to the online system. Anyone responsible for a drone or…

How 3D technology is capturing the world

London design studio Sample & Hold has been asked to scan all kinds of things: a shoe, a carrot, the heads of every member of the Barcelona FC team. The firm has even worked with a company in Knightsbridge, London, that makes casts of babies’ feet and heads. “Occasionally they have a client who wants…

Snowdonia space centre at Llanbedr given £500k funding

  QinetiQ has been testing commercial drones which can monitor coastal erosion Rocket launches in Snowdonia could be a step closer after the UK Space Agency announced £500,000 funding for a space centre. The money will go towards a facility at Llanbedr in Gwynedd for space research and launching satellites and drones. The Welsh Government…

Simon Stickland joins ARPAS-UK Committee

The ARPAS-UK Committee is delighted to welcome Simon Stickland to the Committee.  We are incredibly fortunate to have members ready to volunteer their time and experience to help the drone industry and our Members.   Simon has a wealth of experience in photography, a staggering 33 years in fact, which is only topped by him…

Airprox Stakeholder Engagement Event

Thursday 19th September 2019 In conjuction with the Royal Aeronautical Society, ARPAS–UK has arranged a meeting to bring together the key stakeholders to learn more about the AirproxIncident Reporting of Drones and to discuss the way ahead. Confirmed speakers are: UK Airprox Board Airprox Reality Checks CAA DJI A representative from GATCO (the Guild of Air Traffic Controllers)  and the BMFA will be attending too….

A Day in the Life of… Laurence Opdam, Clogwork Technologies Ltd

As a Director of a young UAV manufacturer company, my role is diverse and I love the fact that I learn new things every day. This week I mostly focused on Business Development. Clogworks Technologies was delighted to be invited at the National Drone Emergency Services Practitioners day in Lancashire on the 11th of July….

High flying data collection with drones

Matthew Greaves, founder of Drones on Demand, tells Johanna Hamilton AMBCS about his IT career facilitating transformative change and how he discovered a whole new data solution in the form of drones. As a mountain rescue volunteer, Matthew Greaves believed there had to be a better solution than sending out a helicopter every time a…