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Latest Blog Posts

  • Best DJI Drone Cases, Backpacks and Bags
    If you own a drone, or are thinking of buying one, an important consideration is choosing the right case to help you protect your aircraft and transport it easily. With a range of industry-leading solutions available from companies such as HPRC, GPC, PGYTECH, PolarPro, and DJI, there is plenty of choice around. But which one is best for you? In this blog, we will highlight some of the most popular cases on the market for a selection of DJI drones. To quickly find the best cases for your drone, click on the menu below. To shop HELIGUY.com™’s entire range of… Read More
  • Discounts on SOARIZON drone software
    HELIGUY.com™ and SOARIZON by Thales enter into new partnership; Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON’S drone operations management platform; SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software provides operators with advanced mission planning capabilities; HELIGUY.com™ is training drone pilots through Blackbox – an online drone training portal. Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON by Thales’ operations management platform, thanks to a new partnership. SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software enables operators to plan, fly, analyse, and track their drone missions anywhere in the world – increasing the ease and effectiveness of commercial… Read More
  • UK Drone Fees 2020/21: Commercial Pilot Price Guide
    Charges to apply for, or renew, Standard Permissions will stay the same; There is a fee for Standard Scenario (STS) applications, but CAA has said that it will not be implementing STS for the foreseeable future; CAA announces further delay to the start of the 2020/21 Scheme of Charges. Commercial drone pilots are reminded that there will be no price hike for Standard Permission applications or renewals – as the CAA announces a further delay to its new Scheme of Charges. In a SkyWise alert issued earlier this week, the Civil Aviation Authority said that it was pushing back the… Read More
  • Global Drone Market Will Grow To $42 billion By 2025
    Global drone market to climb to almost $43 billion by 2025, according to a new report; Asia is leading the way, with large growth forecast; A rise in drone deliveries is expected, especially with the likes of Amazon aiming to maximise this opportunity; Commercial drone sales are predicted to more than double by 2025. The global drone market will grow from $22.5 billion in 2020 to more than $42.8 billion by 2025, a new report suggests. The findings, compiled by Drone Industry Insights (DII), show that this will be at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13.8%. DII says… Read More
  • DJI M300 RTK drone solution ‘is a must-have’
    Drone services company FoxFly deployed DJI M300 RTK and H20T camera at major fire. Watch the footage; FoxFly describe DJI M300 RTK and H20T – supplied by HELIGUY.com™ – as an ‘unbelievable bit of kit’; FoxFly has scaled its commercial drone fleet using HELIGUY.com™ and has praised the service it has received and the expertise of the HELIGUY.com™ staff. A drone services company which deployed the DJI M300 RTK and H20T camera at a major fire has described it as ‘an unbelievable bit of kit and a real innovator’. UK-based FoxFly utilised DJI’s new aerial solution – supplied by HELIGUY.com™… Read More

DJI Blog Posts

  • Best DJI Drone Cases, Backpacks and Bags
    If you own a drone, or are thinking of buying one, an important consideration is choosing the right case to help you protect your aircraft and transport it easily. With a range of industry-leading solutions available from companies such as HPRC, GPC, PGYTECH, PolarPro, and DJI, there is plenty of choice around. But which one is best for you? In this blog, we will highlight some of the most popular cases on the market for a selection of DJI drones. To quickly find the best cases for your drone, click on the menu below. To shop HELIGUY.com™’s entire range of… Read More
  • DJI M300 RTK drone solution ‘is a must-have’
    Drone services company FoxFly deployed DJI M300 RTK and H20T camera at major fire. Watch the footage; FoxFly describe DJI M300 RTK and H20T – supplied by HELIGUY.com™ – as an ‘unbelievable bit of kit’; FoxFly has scaled its commercial drone fleet using HELIGUY.com™ and has praised the service it has received and the expertise of the HELIGUY.com™ staff. A drone services company which deployed the DJI M300 RTK and H20T camera at a major fire has described it as ‘an unbelievable bit of kit and a real innovator’. UK-based FoxFly utilised DJI’s new aerial solution – supplied by HELIGUY.com™… Read More
  • No Evidence Of Drone Data Going To DJI Or China
    No evidence to suggest that data collected by DJI drones is being transmitted to China, DJI, or any other unexpected party – a new independent report confirms; DJI welcomes results, especially as the company has had to strenuously deny data-security concerns in the past; The audit was carried out on the Government Edition Mavic Pro, Government Edition Matrice 600 Pro, and the Mavic 2 Enterprise. There is no evidence that data or information collected by DJI drones is being transmitted to China, DJI, or any other unexpected party – a new independent cybersecurity audit has confirmed. DJI has welcomed the… Read More
  • Is A DJI Mavic Air 2 Without AirSense Worth Buying?
    DJI Mavic Air 2 models outside North America do not have AirSense – but how crucial is this? Flying legally, in accordance with the UK Drone Code, should keep you safe from collisions with manned aviation, without the need for AirSense; The DJI Mavic Air 2 is packed with safety features, including APAS 3.0 – which provides reliable obstacle avoidance in complex scenarios; DJI has said that future Mavic Air 2 models will include AirSense, but no confirmed date has been given. April 27, 2020. DJI launched the Mavic Air 2 amid much fanfare, lauding new features such as 8K… Read More
  • DJI M300 RTK v DJI M200 Series
    When DJI originally launched the M200 Series in February 2017, it heralded a new era for commercial drone operations. This was followed last year by the M200 Series V2, a rebooted version of this purpose-built solution which has become synonymous with enterprise UAV missions. But now, DJI has unveiled the M300 RTK, the next generation in the Matrice family. And, in a similar fashion to its older siblings, this new drone is truly revolutionary. Building on the solid foundations of the M200 Series, the M300 RTK redefines what is possible for commercial drone operators, from longer flight times, to enhanced… Read More

Drone Industry News

  • UK Drone Fees 2020/21: Commercial Pilot Price Guide
    Charges to apply for, or renew, Standard Permissions will stay the same; There is a fee for Standard Scenario (STS) applications, but CAA has said that it will not be implementing STS for the foreseeable future; CAA announces further delay to the start of the 2020/21 Scheme of Charges. Commercial drone pilots are reminded that there will be no price hike for Standard Permission applications or renewals – as the CAA announces a further delay to its new Scheme of Charges. In a SkyWise alert issued earlier this week, the Civil Aviation Authority said that it was pushing back the… Read More
  • Global Drone Market Will Grow To $42 billion By 2025
    Global drone market to climb to almost $43 billion by 2025, according to a new report; Asia is leading the way, with large growth forecast; A rise in drone deliveries is expected, especially with the likes of Amazon aiming to maximise this opportunity; Commercial drone sales are predicted to more than double by 2025. The global drone market will grow from $22.5 billion in 2020 to more than $42.8 billion by 2025, a new report suggests. The findings, compiled by Drone Industry Insights (DII), show that this will be at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13.8%. DII says… Read More
  • No Evidence Of Drone Data Going To DJI Or China
    No evidence to suggest that data collected by DJI drones is being transmitted to China, DJI, or any other unexpected party – a new independent report confirms; DJI welcomes results, especially as the company has had to strenuously deny data-security concerns in the past; The audit was carried out on the Government Edition Mavic Pro, Government Edition Matrice 600 Pro, and the Mavic 2 Enterprise. There is no evidence that data or information collected by DJI drones is being transmitted to China, DJI, or any other unexpected party – a new independent cybersecurity audit has confirmed. DJI has welcomed the… Read More
  • DJI Activates U.S. Disaster Relief Drone Program Amid Coronavirus Crisis
    DJI has activated its Disaster Relief Program to equip public safety agencies across the United States with drones to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Drones have quickly emerged as a vital technology for public safety agencies during the coronavirus crisis as they can safely monitor public spaces, broadcast messages over loudspeakers, spot unsafe activities, create 2D and 3D maps of future testing sites or problematic locations, and provide live video from critical areas – all from a safe distance. As a result, and to support first responders on the front line, DJI has opened its Disaster Relief Program –… Read More
  • Drones Join Fight Against Coronavirus
    Drones are showing their worth in the fight against coronavirus and demonstrating the benefits of operating remotely; Drones with loudspeakers are being used to share key information. The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise – with a loudspeaker accessory – is a perfect tool for this; Drones, like the DJI Agras, are spraying disinfectant, while UAS with thermal cameras are detecting people’s temperature; Drones can spray disinfectant ’50 times faster’ than traditional methods, and reduce the risk to workers by accessing areas remotely; The current COVID-19 crisis shows the potential of drone technology and highlights the Drones For Good message. Drones, including… Read More

Drone Law Blog Posts

  • New UK Drone Laws Delayed
    UPDATE (Friday, June 5, 2020): New European drone laws which were set to start in the UK have been delayed for a second time, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced this afternoon. The regulations are now scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The laws were originally due to begin in July this year, but were postponed in April due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back to a November 2020 start date. Today’s announcement has delayed them for a second time. As a result, drone pilots in the UK will not need to comply… Read More
  • Heliguy Launches Online Drone Training GVC Course
    Drone training specialist Heliguy launches GVC course; Sit the course online through Heliguy Blackbox, giving you access to content whenever and wherever you like; Heliguy Blackbox has already received positive reviews from candidates; Both the GVC course and the A2 CofC syllabus are available to book now by clicking here. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it and how it affects you here. Drone training specialist Heliguy… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: Where Can I Fly?
    So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. But one of the key things you need to know is how and where you can fly your drone, legally and safely in the UK. This in-depth guide will tell you all you need to know about UK drone laws, including how to operate within the DroneCode, which drones need to be registered under the CAA’s Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service, and information about new European regulations which are set to start in the UK in December 2020. We will also help you decide which apps… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: New Drone Classes (VIDEO)
    UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it and how it affects you here. Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in December, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish this video series on our blog, with a… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: The GVC And Using Your PfCO (Video)
    UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it and how it affects you here. Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in December, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish this video series on our blog, with a full transcript… Read More

Drone Training Posts

  • Discounts on SOARIZON drone software
    HELIGUY.com™ and SOARIZON by Thales enter into new partnership; Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON’S drone operations management platform; SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software provides operators with advanced mission planning capabilities; HELIGUY.com™ is training drone pilots through Blackbox – an online drone training portal. Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON by Thales’ operations management platform, thanks to a new partnership. SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software enables operators to plan, fly, analyse, and track their drone missions anywhere in the world – increasing the ease and effectiveness of commercial… Read More
  • New UK Drone Laws Delayed
    UPDATE (Friday, June 5, 2020): New European drone laws which were set to start in the UK have been delayed for a second time, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced this afternoon. The regulations are now scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The laws were originally due to begin in July this year, but were postponed in April due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back to a November 2020 start date. Today’s announcement has delayed them for a second time. As a result, drone pilots in the UK will not need to comply… Read More
  • Heliguy Launches Online Drone Training GVC Course
    Drone training specialist Heliguy launches GVC course; Sit the course online through Heliguy Blackbox, giving you access to content whenever and wherever you like; Heliguy Blackbox has already received positive reviews from candidates; Both the GVC course and the A2 CofC syllabus are available to book now by clicking here. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it and how it affects you here. Drone training specialist Heliguy… Read More
  • Online Drone Training During Furlough Via Heliguy Blackbox
    Furloughed staff can use the time to train to become a drone pilot through Heliguy Blackbox; Heliguy Blackbox is an online drone training platform offering on-demand content, enabling you to learn when and where you want; Training during furlough will help you hit the ground running and be in a strong position once the Coronavirus pandemic is over; Training online allows you to learn from the safety and comfort of your own home. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a… Read More
  • Heliguy Becomes Recognised Assessment Entity For Drone Training
    Heliguy, the UK’s largest drone provider, has been granted Recognised Assessment Entity status from the Civil Aviation Authority; The permission means that Heliguy will be able to deliver A2 CofC and GVC drone training courses, as part of new European rules coming to the UK; Heliguy will be delivering these courses through our new online drone training portal – Heliguy Blackbox – as well as at our traditional UK Ground School venues. Courses can be booked now; Heliguy is a renowned and experienced training provider, having helped pilots from the likes of Balfour Beatty, the BBC and Manchester City FC… Read More

Technical Support Posts

  • Why You Should Choose Heliguy For Drone Repairs
    Need your drone repaired? Find out how Heliguy can help you; Heliguy has an in-house DJI-approved technical department with an experienced team offering rapid repairs; Heliguy can also offer drone servicing, as well as custom builds and integrations; Heliguy offers repairs and maintenance for all of the DJI drones which are currently available, as well as some discontinued models. As a drone pilot, one of the most frustrating things is damaging your aircraft or discovering a fault. Such problems mean a period of downtime; annoying as a hobbyist, potentially costly as a commercial operator. No matter your experience, you want… Read More
  • Flying A Drone In The Rain: A Guide To IP Ratings
    A guide to IP Ratings and how they relate to flying a drone; See our IP Ratings table, and learn what each digit in an IP code represents, and what an X or an M means in an IP Rating; IP Ratings will be part of the syllabus for the A2 Certificate of Competency, as part of European legislation due to start in the UK in the summer; Several DJI aircraft have IP Ratings, including the M200 Series. Understanding IP Ratings and how this affects your drone’s tolerance to the elements will be included in the syllabus for the A2… Read More
  • Drone Photography With The DJI Mavic 2 Pro And Zoom
    Stunning collection of user pictures shows the incredible photographic capabilities of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom; Photographers share their hints and tips and discuss how these two drones have transformed their images; In Focus: Check out the key features of the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, available to buy from DJI Gold Partner Heliguy; Heliguy praised for offering great customer service, support and industry knowledge. Check out this incredible selection of shots which have been captured by DJI Mavic 2 drones. Indeed, nothing has quite transformed aerial drone photography like the Mavic 2 Pro… Read More
  • Heliguy holds first Drones for Enterprise event
    Heliguy has staged its first Drones for Enterprise event, which provided pilots with a wealth of knowledge about the industry and a clear idea of how to turn their hobby into a commercial venture. Yesterday’s session was held at Lumley Castle, in County Durham, and attracted people with a mix of experience, from those who had never flown a drone through to PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) holders. “I thought the event was very good. There was a lot of information and the course was filled properly with relevant and necessary content,” – Kris Fagan, course attendee. The informal and… Read More
  • How To Maintain Your DJI M200 Drone
    DJI has released guidance on how best to care for and maintain your DJI Matrice 200 Series V1 drones. The information relates to all M200, M210 and M210 RTK V1 aircraft and includes safety resources and best practices. It comes following a small number of incidents relating to this industry-leading drone series, which DJI suspects may have been caused by water infiltration. At this point, it is important to state that there have been no incidents with the recently-released M200 Series V2, which can be purchased through Heliguy. The V2 drones are a rebooted version of the V1 series, with… Read More

Versus Posts

  • DJI M300 RTK v DJI M200 Series
    When DJI originally launched the M200 Series in February 2017, it heralded a new era for commercial drone operations. This was followed last year by the M200 Series V2, a rebooted version of this purpose-built solution which has become synonymous with enterprise UAV missions. But now, DJI has unveiled the M300 RTK, the next generation in the Matrice family. And, in a similar fashion to its older siblings, this new drone is truly revolutionary. Building on the solid foundations of the M200 Series, the M300 RTK redefines what is possible for commercial drone operators, from longer flight times, to enhanced… Read More
  • DJI Mavic Air 2 v Mavic 2 v Mavic Mini v Mavic Air
    The eagerly-anticipated DJI Mavic Air 2 is here! As its name suggests, it is the latest iteration in the popular Mavic Series. So, with the Mavic Air 2 being the newest member of this iconic drone family, how does it compare to its older siblings? Heliguy Insider takes a look at the key features and specifications of this newbie, alongside the Mavic Mini, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom, and the original Mavic Air, to help you decide which aircraft best suits your needs. DJI Mavic Air 2 v Mavic 2 v Mavic Mini v Mavic Air – Key Specifications… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: A2 CofC v GVC
    An in-depth guide comparing the A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency) and the GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate); Find out which is the best training course to take and how it can give you greater freedom with your drone after the new European rules begin in the UK; Find out what the new regulations mean for your current DJI drone; Book your training with Heliguy. Early-bird offers are currently available; You can complete your training online, via Heliguy Blackbox. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in… Read More
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 v DJI Mavic 2 Pro
    DJI began 2020 with a surprising announcement. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 was being re-released. This came less than a year after the popular aircraft was pulled from the shelves, with DJI citing a shortage of parts from a supplier. The Phantom’s return caught many off-guard, but regardless of the reasoning behind this u-turn, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is back and can pre-ordered now from Heliguy. This is good news for operators wanting to capture some seriously good content. Described by DJI as a ‘complete aerial imaging solution, designed for the professional creator’, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has… Read More
  • Heliguy Unveils DJI Mavic 2 Drone Cage
    UPDATE (January 24, 2020): The Heliguy Mavic 2 Flight Cage is now available for pre-order. Watch videos of the caged drone in action; Heliguy builds lightweight and robust cage for the DJI Mavic 2 drone series; The collision-proof cage is ideal for internal inspections and enhanced flight safety; Priced at £499, the cage is an affordable solution, especially compared to existing alternatives; Heliguy cage has advantages over Flyability’s Elios solutions, including longer flight time, versatility, cheaper, lighter than the Elios 2, and utilises sophisticated DJI technology. Heliguy’s DJI Mavic 2 drone cage is now available to pre-order, offering a lightweight… Read More