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From front line military operational instruction to the front line of drone operations, Flyby Technology has the instructors to deliver. We currently have a combined total of 144,000 flying hours, most of it instructing and a cumulative 614 years of flying experience. No other drone training organisation comes close to that level of experience.
Moonrock offers the first instant purchase policies for drone pilots, eliminating the laborious process of providing extensive information, and then having to wait for a call back or email response. We have also sought to provide policies that really deal with the concerns and genuine risks for pilots. Our policy offers cover for cyber security and is the first to offer privacy cover, which is the general public’s primary concern about the growth of drones.
Active Drone Services (ADS) specialise in specific airborne applications of thermal imaging, photography, precision agriculture, security, mapping and surveying. The drones we utilise offer an efficient and effective means of viewing and surveying applications of all difficulties and subsequently allow a clear and precise interpretation of data for businesses with wide ranging demands and diverse requirements.
We offer bespoke protection, including full cover whilst in flight, aviation liability, data protection and invasion of privacy, plus many other additional features. Most importantly, we give you complete peace of mind. Coverdrone is fully compliant with EU regulation EC785/2004.
Whether you have an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA), Unmanned Aircraft (UA), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), we can advise what insurance cover is right for you and your business.
Welcome to LDPD
A New Business Directory for Drone Industry Insiders and Professionals
The commercial drone sector is growing at an unprecedented rate, and UAV adoption and interest has reached incredible levels across the United Kingdom. From real estate marketing to engineering surveys, drones have changed the way that we work and interact.
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Got a New Drone? It’s Time to Get Up to Speed with Safety
Until fairly recently, drone aircraft were limited to military use, and some niche professionals involved with intelligence, photography, cartography, and industries like real estate and construction. Today, the scene is vastly different, and now there are millions of people considering buying drones every single year. At the end of 2016, a major UK retailer reported a 60% increase in drone sales, illustrating just how desirable these small UAVs have become. If you’re the proud owner of a new drone, then you’re going to have countless hours of enjoyable flight in front of you, however, you’re going to need to make sure that you’re using a drone in a safe and responsible way. The United Kingdom has some of the busiest airspace in the world, so operating a drone can be riskier and inherently more dangerous than in other countries. If you want to be certain that you’re on the right side of safety and the law, then you’re going to have to get up to speed with the rules and best safety practices for when your drone is in the air. Know the Rules Before Operating a Drone As fun as drone piloting can be, it’s essential that you understand […]
Amazon Air to Work Closely with the UK Government
It seems that everything is falling into place for Amazon and their parcel delivery by air service. Most recently, Amazon has partnered with the UK government, allowing the company to go ahead with testing of their Amazon Air drone delivery service in rural and suburban areas throughout the country. Amazon has been given permission from the government, as well as the UK Civil Aviation Authority, to begin testing line of sight drone operations in specific rural and lightly populated suburban areas. In addition to line of sight flight, the company will be allowed to test sensor based flight, with drones avoiding obstacles without direct human control, and another part of the testing will focus on the feasibility of a single operator overseeing the semi-autonomous flight of several delivery drones. Amazon’s Vision of a Future with Drones Amazon has been talking about drone technology since at least 2003. The company has a long term goal of delivering a significant portion of their smaller products using drones. According to representatives from Amazon, drone packages will be limited to 5lb. in weight, however, UAV technology could mean that deliveries would be completed in 30 minutes in areas that have drone coverage. This could […]
Amazon Has Made Its First Delivery with Prime Air Service
Recently it was announced that Amazon had partnered with the Government of the United Kingdom, as well as the UK Civil Aviation Authority, to gain permission for a drone delivery testing program in rural and suburban areas. The tests were outlined to the public as being focused on automatic obstacle avoidance through drone sensors, line of sight operation, and semi-autonomous operation with an operator overseeing the flights of multiple drones. This was exciting news not just for Amazon and their customers, but for the drone community as a whole. It has now been revealed that Amazon’s first drone delivery test was a success, with the company sending a small package to one of their UK test customers in Cambridgeshire. Big Step Made with a Small Package This first delivery was completed last year on the 7th of December. The delivery took 13 minutes’ time in total, and the flight was fully autonomous with no human pilot directly controlling the navigation of the drone. Because Amazon’s drone payloads are limited to 5lb. with current custom UAVs, the delivery was made up of only an Amazon Fire Stick (a device for turning any TV into an Amazon Smart TV), and a bag […]
Could Drones Be Used for Amazon UK Deliveries in the near Future?
Going as far back as 2013, Amazon has had some big plans for the use of drones in their delivery services. As the largest ecommerce company in the world, and the largest retailer in the United States, Amazon is no stranger to the logistics of shipping consumer products. With recent advancements in drone technology, the company wants to be able to deliver some of their smaller packages to your door, using nothing but an unmanned aerial vehicle. With a newly signed partnership with the UK government, Amazon has even start testing outside of their primary market. Delivery by Drone – Is the Concept Ready for Deployment? Four years ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos optimistically said that he wanted to be able to offer a new Amazon Prime Air delivery service within the next five years. Although not quite there yet, it’s not unfeasible to think that Amazon might be able to deploy their service within this decade. Traditionally, retailers and distributors have relied on ground, sea, and air logistics. For local deliveries, third party courier companies are usually used, after products are passed through main centralised dispatch centres. Amazon wants to cut out the last leg of the distribution process, […]
DJI and Elia Locardi Set to Host Aerial Photography Workshop World Tour
Even if you’ve only just recently become a drone enthusiast, you’ve likely heard of DJI, the leading manufacturer of personal and commercial drones. DJI has released a number of ground-breaking products in recent years, with a focus on usability, fun, and aerial photography. Just recently, the company has announced that it has partnered with videographer and photographer Elia Locardi, who will host the DJI Drone Photography Workshop World Tour. The first event will be held in Portugal in May of 2017, and workshops will have both professionals and enthusiasts taking to the skies in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. What Happens at an Aerial Photography Workshop? Drones have allowed millions of people to take up aerial photography, one of the most exciting forms of photography that can currently be enjoyed. The sky offers a whole new perspective on the world, and offers opportunities to take stunning urban and natural landscape shots that simply wouldn’t have been possible in the past. DJI workshops cover all aspects of drone photography, from getting the best out of a drone in terms of performance and handling, to finding the best shots and locations for video capture, as well as perfecting stills and […]
Drone Assist App Popularity Shows UK Drone Community’s Commitment to Safety
Safety is a major concern for enthusiasts within the drone community, the government, and civil and commercial aviation companies in the United Kingdom. While drones offer plenty to be excited about, especially with advancing technologies, there’s still an ever-present risk if the right safety measures aren’t observed or enforced. Drones have become such an important topic, that government and industry backed organisations like Drone Safe have emerged, helping to spread the awareness of drone safety by providing simple rules and a code of conduct for both private and commercial drone operators. In the latest news, it appears that the push for safer drone use has so far been a success, with up to 10,000 users signing up for a new NATS (National Air Traffic Services) Drone Assist app that allows for safer piloting through a convenient smartphone app. Using Innovative Software to Address Some of the Risks of Drone Piloting The biggest challenge for any drone operator, is finding a location that is both conditionally ideal and safe to fly in. Followers of the Drone Code will know that in rural and lightly populated areas, drones must be flown at distances of at least 50 metres from people and buildings. […]
Drones are basically Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) which are increasingly becoming popular due to their applications in various sectors. Rise Above Custom Drone Solutions sells Dji Phantom and likewise drones. DJI is one of the biggest drone manufacturing giants and are famous for the different, yet one-better-than-the-other, drone models that they launch. We are a Dji authorized tier 1 distributor known for meeting all your drone needs, whatever be the budgetary or skill constraint. We specialise in products like hobby drones, professional drones, enterprise drones, custom drone solutions, cameras and sensors, handheld gimbals, and also parts and accessories. So, are you ready to bring drone technology home? Shop with us today!
Using aerial video for property marketing is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways of showing the most significant elements of a property, like location, layout, neighbouring properties, boundaries, proximity to other buildings, towns, villages and facilities. It is also a very quick and convenient method of ‘touring’ the premises to show different elevations, outbuildings and, of course, the view of the surrounding area. So why not do it? The usual responses are cost and inconvenience. Videos can be expensive to make and deliver and typically require a diverse range of skills and resources, and hosting them can be a nightmare of bandwidth and and download problems if not tackled properly. The good news here is that we have devised a video package that includes all the necessary skills and resources at unusually reasonable prices, far less than traditional costs. Even a simple short video like this one can convey far more than ground level photos or video, and far more than mere words. It also doesn’t need to be outrageously expensive or complex to film and edit. We can film, edit and host videos at very short notice and provide electronic files, embed code, or upload them to the medium of your […]
Established photographic business founded over 40 years. Clients include national and international companies and agencies. Specialists in low level aerial photography since 2005. Our experience allows us to offer a professional solution to your requirements. We are not simply drone operators but trained, experienced, photographers supplying perfectly exposed, sharp, well composed stills and videos. When Drone imaging is not possible we have (up to) 65ft (20mt) masts. Tripod or Range Rover mounted, which can be deployed in adverse weather and without airspace restrictions, indoors or out. 20 million pixel large sensor drone camera with distortion free lenses. Mast and ground based photography with professional Nikon 36 million pixel cameras and lenses. We have full insurance cover with £5Million public liability. Fully equipped studio facilities with state of the art Sinar cameras and huge lighting capability enabling us to offer a complete photographic package. Please call 07966 475897 to see our portfolio or email email@example.com
Founded in 2015 by seasoned aviation professionals, Unifly is the leading global software provider for Unmanned Air Traffic Management (UTM). Unifly’s award-winning technology is a one-stop-solution for all relevant UTM stakeholders from air traffic controllers and regulatory bodies to fleet operators and drone pilots. Unifly’s UTM informs operators about no-fly zones, allows for automatic or manual flight plan authorization, enables identification and tracking of drone traffic, and seamlessly integrates drones into existing manned air traffic management systems. Unifly is the only UTM provider with four signed commercial contracts with national air traffic navigation service providers (ANSPs).
Energy Drone Coalition Summit
The Energy Drone Coalition Summit was the first event to focus exclusively on the business and technology of drones/UAVs for energy companies, operating in the oil & gas, power, mining and chemical markets. This 2-day event, supported by an advisory board strong of 13+ national experts, features an exhibition, a conference, workshops and networking initiatives for professional end-users of drone/UAV/UAS technologies at energy companies, developers of applications for drones, energy drone associations and user groups, regulators, as well as the service companies deploying drone technology on behalf of end users. Topics relate to implementation and scale, safety and risk mitigation, regulatory aspects, challenges and best practices for energy UAS operations. Details of the 2019 event have yet to be released as of January 2019.
UAS Summit & Expo 2019
Set in North Dakota, one of the US regions leading the way in the commercialization of the UAS industry, the UAS Summit and Expo is one of the oldest UAV events in the USA. 2019 marks the 13th edition of this 2-day content-packed event elevating commercialization and includes an exhibition and a conference (100+ industry experts in 2017) with presentations in the past from regulators, manufacturers, commercial pilots and others, in-depth analysis from the UAS Magazine editorial staff and panel-style project updates. Topics covered related to the current state of UAV industry in the US market: commercial UAV manufacturing and distribution, UAS technology offerings, regulatory updates, UTM, business case models, commercial uses, payload offerings and more. As of January 2019 there are no details of the event published other than the dates it will take place.
InterDrone (along with the Commercial UAV) is perhaps THE event to attend if you are a professional in the commercial drone industry, thanks to its numbers of professional attendance, the buzz generated and its overall quality. This 3-day event includes an exhibition, conferences, panels, sessions and over 110 workshops, demo flight areas, networking events and a wide range of side activities like ‘After Hours’, the Women in Drones Luncheon and the networking session. The International Drone Conference and Exposition, is where the commercial UAV industry comes together to connect with other drone pilots, service providers, UAS engineers and developers, UAV manufacturers, videographers and enterprise UAV end-users at the largest, commercially-dedicated show. 2018 saw 4,000+ attendees and 175+ exhibitors.
International Drone Expo (IDE) 2019
The International Drone Expo (IDE) is another top event for professionals in the drone industry which takes place as part of the Mobile World Congress and is among the largest drone events in the world. And the numbers and quality of its past editions are indeed high. It has drawn in the past over 125 international exhibitors including several industry leaders such as DJI, Aerial Media Pros, MultiCopter Warehouse, Flir, Yuneec, and many more, and 4,500+ buyers from around the world and over 30,000 attendees. The two day event features an exhibit floor covering 9,200+ square meters, and displaying a variety of drones, parts, and services for commercial applications in cinematography, photography, real estate, emergency response, agriculture, oil & gas, mining, mapping and surveying, underwater exploration, and law enforcement, along with a host of other sectors for consumers. According to IDE, over 25% of global drone sales is to the telecom sector. It also hosts a business conference, technical sessions, networking events and many side activities including the IDE Drone Racing Cup, IDE Drone Pitchfest Competition 2016 and the International Drone Expo Video Showcase.
World of Drones Congress
The World of Drones Congress (WoDC), organized by AEG Ogden, aims at providing an international forum for everyone concerned with drones, from businesses to governments, investors to enthusiasts, across the Asia Pacific region. In its very first year, 2017, the World of Drones Congress (WoDC) became the largest and most comprehensive drone conference ever held in Australasia/Oceania. WoDC 2018 returned to Brisbane with an expanded program and new interactive activities. 2018 also marked the inauguration of the National Defence Industries Drone Forum which joined the other forum to be held during the congress, the National Drone Safety Forum. WoDC is all about the business of drones and how drones can be applied to industry, business and the delivery of government services.
Commercial UAV Show 2019
ARPAS-UK is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the Commercial UAV Show for London 12-13th November 2019. The Commercial UAV Show exhibition is where leading solution providers can showcase the full range of innovation in the commercial UAV sector, from the latest UAV designs to revolutionary new technology to support the floating market. The Commercial UAV Show will feature senior representatives of the UAV world. Leaders in their field who will share how they are planning to integrate UAVs successfully into their global operations across multiple verticals.