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CAA Launch Online Reporting System for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Today, the CAA announced their new online reporting system for small unmanned aircraft (SUA). Following the 2019 amendment of the Air Navigation Order (ANO), the CAA have introduced a new online form to report instances where access to airspace has been denied to UAS, and where the request may not have been considered in line …

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DJI Summer Sale Is Now On

Been saving for a drone? Now’s your chance to get it and start flying this summer. We are delighted to share DJI’s special and exclusive offers with you. The sale ends on Sunday 16 June, so make sure you don’t miss out. You can save up to 20% on some of DJI’s most popular products! …

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DJI Adds ‘AirSense’ Aircraft Detection Technology to New Consumer Drones

DJI has released their safety improvement agenda for drone operators and regulators that includes plans to add ADS-B receivers to their consumer-grade drones. Announced at an event in Washington D.C, DJI has formulated a 10-step plan called “Elevating Safety” to strengthen the universal safety of their unmanned aircraft. From 1st January 2020 all DJI consumer …

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DJI Smart Controller now compatible with Mavic 2 Enterprise drones

As promised since its release earlier this year, the DJI Smart Controller is now compatible with both the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual aircraft following the latest firmware update. This is positive news for commercial operators using the Mavic 2 Enterprise Series for applications across the construction, energy and emergency service sectors. …

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DJI Tease 15 May Release of (Suspected) New Underwater Photography Tool

Global drone manufacturer DJI has announced the release date of their next product as 15 May 2019. With the product teaser ‘Unleash Your Other Side’ being promoted across their website and social media channels, its oceanic theme and underwater imagery has got everyone wondering what’s coming. There are two strong contenders, with the first being …

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Why All Entry-Level Commercial Drone Pilots Should Invest in DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

“All entry-level commercial drone pilots should invest in the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual aircraft.” – A bold statement, we know, but one we stand by. So, let’s look at why we’re certain the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual is the best aircraft in the Mavic 2 Series for most entry-level professional drone pilots. 2018 was …

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Officially Discontinued

It’s official. The Phantom 4 Pro is no longer in production. Although a shock for some you could argue it’s been a long time coming, with the Phantom 4 having been discontinued on 30 April 2017 and rumours of the Phantom 5 circulating since early 2018. Even the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has been out …

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CAA Consultation open for UK Drone Registration Scheme

This morning the CAA officially opened the consultation on the on the proposed charge for the new UK drone operator registration scheme. Members of the public have until 7 June 2019 to view and respond to the proposal. This comes in preparation for the Government mandated UK Drone Registration Scheme, which is due to be …

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Why gender diversity is essential to the drone industry’s growth

It’s no secret that the drone industry has always been an (unintentionally) male-dominated environment. But things are changing and with more women gaining their commercial drone pilot permission (PfCO) each year in the UK, this shift in balance can only spell good things for the industry on both a national and global scale. Even though …

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How Airwave, a Motorola Solutions Company, use drones to inspect their telecommunications structures

Background Airwave delivers the world-class mission-critical communication service used by the emergency services, along with a dynamic product portfolio of Networks, Control Rooms, Devices, Applications and Analytics. With every emergency service in every region of Great Britain relying on Airwave’s Network and Services, their dedicated service continues to evolve to meet their customer’s changing needs. …

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DJI announce ‘DJI Terra’ 3D Modelling and Mapping Software

Global drone giant DJI has introduced their new easy-to-use mapping software, DJI Terra. Built for individuals and organisations, DJI Terra offers a comprehensive platform for mission planning, data acquisition, area mapping and data analysis. It enables you to transform critical drone data into digital 3D models and maps for quick and accurate analysis to aid …

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Why you need Flight Data Management Software for Commercial Drone Operations

With more commercial drone operators taking to the skies than ever before, it’s never been more important for unmanned aerial system (UAS) remote pilots to log their flight data because as we all know, data is valuable, and keeping a record of your flight logs, understanding the health of your drone and analysing your flight …

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