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James Willoughby

10/07/2020

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... Read More

08/07/2020

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... Read More

26/06/2020

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... Read More

24/06/2020

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... Read More

11/06/2020
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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... Read More

10/06/2020
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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... Read More

05/06/2020
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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,... Read More

20/05/2020
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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... Read More

15/05/2020

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... Read More

07/05/2020
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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... Read More