James Willoughby


DJI: Two Decades Of Drone Innovation

If you love your drones, you’ve heard of DJI. In fact, there’s a very good chance that you’re flying or have thought about purchasing a drone made by the company. That’s because DJI is the world’s number one drone maker, with a 74% global market share. Known for innovation, reliability, and cost-effective products, DJI has spearheaded the drone revolution, for hobbyists and commercial users alike. But who are they? And how has the company grown to become a global phenomenon? Find out by reading our blog. Who Are DJI? DJI... Read More


DJI Mavic Air 2 Firmware Update

The DJI Mavic Air 2 has a new firmware update, providing enhanced safety features and camera settings. The update includes better obstacle avoidance, added zoom modes, and optimised hyperlapse. What Is The Latest Firmware For The Mavic Air 2? The latest firmware update (released August 10, 2020) for the DJI Mavic Air 2 is v01.00.0340. Make sure the DJI Fly App is also updated to v1.1.6. The new features of the update are: Added Safety Flight Mode. The aircraft avoids obstacles automatically and will not respond to commands to fly... Read More

Do you need a drone license? 10/08/2020

FAA Drone License – Do I Need One?

Flying a drone in the USA? Then you might be wondering about a drone license and if you need one? This blog will explain when you are required to have a drone license and how to get one. It will also look at drone registerion with the FAA. You can use the summary below to select a specific drone license question. Do You Need A License To Fly A Drone In The USA? Whether you need a drone license depends on how you use your Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). If... Read More


Drone Surveying Course: Review™ partners with Drone Survey School to deliver new specialist drone surveying course; Learn from Pieter Franken – a drone survey expert with decades of experience in the field; Topics include photogrammetry, LiDAR, accuracies, and data-processing tips; Book your place now. A new specialist drone surveying course to help professionals conduct more accurate and consistent drone surveys takes place next month. Drone expert™ has partnered with drone survey training provider, Pieter Franken, of Drone Survey School, to host the Drone Survey Fundamentals training course. Surveying drones have become a... Read More

Best DJI Drones 20/07/2020

Best DJI Drones

DJI drones are the most popular on the market. Whether you’re a hobbyist wanting to experience the thrill of flying, a content creator keen to capture some seriously good footage, or a commercial operator aiming to maximise efficiency and improve safety, there’s a DJI drone out there for you. But which DJI drone is best to meet your needs? In this blog, we take a look at the collection of drones in DJI’s innovative ecosystem to help you decide. To quickly search for a drone by its name, use the... Read More


Drone Licence – Do You Need One?

If you are flying a drone in the UK, then you might be wondering about a drone licence and if you need one? This blog will explain how to get a UK drone licence, when you need a licence, and how much it may cost to obtain a drone licence. You can use the summary below to click through to a specific drone licence question you may have. What Is A Drone Licence? A drone licence allows drone operators to fly their drone for commercial purposes. In the UK, a... Read More


Best DJI Drone Cases, Backpacks and Bags

If you own a drone, or are thinking of buying one, an important consideration is choosing the best drone 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 of drone cases available. 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... Read More


Discounts on SOARIZON drone software™ and SOARIZON by Thales enter into new partnership; Drone pilots trained by™ 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;™ is training drone pilots through Blackbox – an online drone training portal. Drone pilots trained by™ 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


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


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