Drones and Low Flying Military Aircraft

  Whether you are flying your drone for fun or profit, the need to fly safely and legally is often discussed.  Height limits and airspace restrictions are set out in the Drone Code for all to follow and doing so will help to avoid conflict with manned aircraft and the risks that this poses.  Generally…

Drone Training Programme for Young People in Gwynedd, Wales

On the 15th of September, 2018, in the heart of Snowdonia, 23 youngsters met for the first time, to take part in the Snowdonia Drone Academy! Let me take you back briefly, to understand the background to this project. First allow me to introduce myself: I’m Zoe, and work for Menter Môn. Menter Môn is…

Severn Trent achieve savings of £750,000 thanks to their drone programme

With the drone industry expanding at an exponential rate, it’s unsurprising to see a range of industries and sectors start to unlock the potential that UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) offer. One particular industry that has embraced the drone revolution is utilities. Water company Severn Trent’s fleet of drones is generating huge savings in time and through improved efficiencies. Since Severn Trent made the strategic decision to…

UK Drone & Tech Show

Come and talk to us about taking your hobby professional, flying safely and more! We’ll be on Stand 622. 1st – 2nd December 2018 10am-5pm NEC, Birmingham Get Tickets

Africa’s Cities: can cartographers keep up?

Africa’s missing maps: Africa is urbanising at break-neck speed, so how do people keep track of where anything is or flood risks? It’s a job for cartographers, armed with drones. Listen to the BBC’s first mapping programme here. Listen here to Business Daily on the World Service. Katie Prescott on the BBC @kprescott

Inside EASA’s High Level Conference on Drones: the New European Regulatory Framework

Posted By: Miriam McNabb November 27, 2018   At Amsterdam Drone Week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is holding their high level conference on drones.  In two days of invitation-only sessions, top aviation and industry stakeholders discuss the future of drone regulations and the drone industry in Europe. During a plenary session on the New European Regulatory Framework, representatives…

Drones Amsterdam Declaration

Amsterdam – 28 November 2018 The below is a declaration made by EASA at the close of the Amsterdam Drone Week High Level Conference. It provides an indication of activity and focus in Europe. The conference welcomed:   the widespread efforts made since the High Level Drone Conference in Helsinki to open the drone services…

Operation Zenith: the UK’s most comprehensive drone trial

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset On Wednesday 21st November 2018, to an exclusive delegation of over 120 influential people involved in the drone industry, Altitude Angel, NATS, Manchester Airport and our delivery partners collectively and successfully staged “Operation Zenith”: the most comprehensive demonstration of a UTM platform’s ability to unlock the full potential of drones….

Cranfield Understanding Drone Accidents, and using Drones for Investigation

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required by personnel who may be involved with Autonomous Vehicle or UAS operations – investigating future occurrences involving these systems, and those exploring the potential application of drones for accident investigation purposes. This practical course benefits from significant participation by members of the RPAS industry, academics working…