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New: Amimon CONNEX Mini for Wireless HD Video

Amimon CONNEX, the wireless HD video transmission system, now has a baby brother. The CONNEX Mini (£1099) is smaller, lighter and cheaper than the original CONNEX. It should make it more suitable for commercial drones but the trade-off for the smaller/lighter is reduced maximum transmission range. The original CONNEX boasts up to 1 kilometre or 3000 feet – that’s double the 500 metres a drone would normally be allowed to fly in the UK but in the real world it gives you something in reserve. The CONNEX Mini, on the other hand,... Read More

Thames Water logo 20/01/2016

INTERVIEW: Thames Water on Drones, Health & Safety, and Their £4bn Tunnel

This blog is the first in an occasional series of interviews featuring people who are using drones in a wide range of industries to save time and money and improve safety and productivity. John Lorimer is a security specialist with Thames Water. Jon’s personal drone gave him the idea to use UAVs in his industry. What was the Eureka moment for you when you suddenly decided that drones could be used by Thames Water? We hired a helicopter to take aerial shots of our estate and assets at a significant cost... Read More

15/01/2016

DJI Phantom 3 Pro Bundle Deal

With the days getting longer and a great deal from Heliguy, there’s never been a better time to get yourself a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone. Between now and the end of February we’re offering the P3 Pro and a hardshell backpack for just £1189 – that’s a saving of £119 if you bought them separately. Or you can have a Phantom 3 Professional with one spare battery for £1199 – that’s a saving of £84 on the usual, separate price of £1283. The drone on its own comes with... Read More

Sheringham Cliffs, Chris Taylor 12/01/2016

Drone Photography Competition Winners

Thank you for your patience. Here they are – the winners of the Heliguy Drone Photography Competition and a delightful bunch they are too. We always planned to use the winning images in our new website but our re-branding plans were delayed. We received hundreds of images from drone operators all over the UK and beyond and many of them were excellent but we need them to match the style and scope of our website. We ended up choosing five winning pictures and the remarkable thing is that two of them are from the... Read More

CAA Drone Training Syllabus for UK

To fly a drone commercially you need to be qualified and to be qualified you need training. The reason you need to do that is that the Civil Aviation Authority says you have to. That’s not me being flippant it’s just a simple explanation of a rule that a lot of drone pilots who want to develop their hobby into a business don’t appear to understand. Heliguy has been approved by the CAA to train drone pilots to the necessary standard so that they can get a CPL-sU qualification (Commercial... Read More

DJI GEO App BETA Release

DJI’s new geofencing app that can be over-ridden by registered users has been released as a public beta in Europe and North America. When  DJI originally introduced No Fly Zones for Phantoms and then Inspires there were complaints from commercial drone pilots that they couldn’t switch off restrictions near airports when they had a legitimate reason to do so. Geospatial Environment Online The new Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) system is designed to be the answer to that problem but it also means that unqualified pilots will have the same ability to turn... Read More

Make Money Flying Drones

Drones make great toys and can launch you on an exciting new hobby. Sooner or later you’ll start thinking to yourself “I could make some money out of this.” There are countless ways that multi-rotors can be used and new ways are emerging all the time. We’ve come up with 10 ways you can get paid for flying a drone from a DJI Phantom 3 to a big rig like the DJI S1000+ octocopter  or even a Freefly ALTA hexacopter but we’re sure you’ll think of others. Do remember though that if you... Read More

Make Money Flying a Drone

Drones make great toys and can launch you on an exciting new hobby. Sooner or later you’ll start thinking to yourself “I could make some money out of this.” There are countless ways that multi-rotors can be used and new ways are emerging all the time. We’ve come up with 10 ways you can get paid for flying a drone from a DJI Phantom 3 to a big rig like the DJI S1000+ octocopter  or even a Freefly ALTA hexacopter but we’re sure you’ll think of others. Do remember though that if you... Read More

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Boxing Day Deals from Heliguy

Heliguy still has some great Boxing Day offers between now and the end of December. Not only are there plenty of bargains to be had but we are also offering free shipping for any order over £50. Usually it’s for purchases of more than £99. In our Bargain Bin, where prices have already been cut by up to 40%, there’s an extra 35% off.  DJI Phantom 3, Inspire and Osmo Our most popular deals this month are for DJI quadcopters and the amazing new stabilised camera – the Osmo. There are three... Read More

Heliguy Commercial Drone Pilot Training for 2016

Start the New Year with a new career. Heliguy has announced 2016 dates for its new commercial drone pilot training courses in Newcastle, Manchester and Farnborough. Heliguy is a National Qualified Entity, which means that the Civil Aviation Authority has approved us to train and test pilots on their way to gaining a commercial drone pilot qualification (CPL-sU) and then a Permission For Aerial Work. We held our first full course in December 2015 and you can read some of the great feedback in an earlier blog. In 2016 we’ll be... Read More