Case Studies & Uses


WATCH: Police Use Drone During Climate Change Demonstration

Drone footage from West Midlands Police shows how the Force safely policed the Extinction Rebellion demonstration, in Birmingham. West Midlands Police – which has a number of DJI drones supplied by Heliguy – captured the footage from a height of around 70 metres. The footage offered a unique perspective of the climate change demonstration, which was staged earlier this month. The aerial view gave officers useful situational awareness of the campaigners’ movements and behaviour, as well as the flow of traffic, which was disrupted because of the protestors. West Midlands... Read More


Drones Proved Their Worth At Whaley Bridge Dam Wall Collapse

From providing officers with crucial updates to keeping properties safe from potential thieves, drones showed their worth during the Whaley Bridge dam incident. Derbyshire Constabulary Drone Unit utilised the capabilities of a range of DJI aircraft – supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy – to provide a unique perspective of the situation at Toddbrook Reservoir following the partial collapse of the dam wall, which led to 1,500 people being evacuated. Many have now returned home. The drones helped officials gain up-to-date insights about the state of play at the site... Read More

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Derbyshire Police’s First Female Drone Pilot Wants To Fight Crime And Inspire Others

“It’s an achievement to be labelled the first, however, I think it’s more important to ensure that I am not the last.” That is the inspirational message from PC Victoria Atherton after qualifying as Derbyshire Constabulary’s first female drone pilot. The dedicated police officer recently became a fully-fledged member of the Force’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) division after passing her flight assessment during a specialist ES-DOT (Emergency Services Drone Operators Training) course run by drone expert Heliguy. It was the culmination of determination and a drive for doing the right... Read More


How The DJI Inspire 2 Drone Reinvented A Filmmaker

An experienced filmmaker, who has used the DJI Inspire 2 to capture incredible footage for the BBC and L’Oréal, has revealed how the drone and its cinematic cameras rekindled his passion for aerial photography. Having initially struggled to shoot quality footage with hefty and expensive equipment aboard a paraglider and other small aircraft – and initially not a fan of drones – a frustrated Chris Boyes was all set to give up his dream of breaking into the industry. But this all changed when he caught a glimpse of footage... Read More


FPV Racing Drones: A Thrilling Experience

Exhilarating, thrilling and intense – the high-octane sport of first-person-view (FPV) drone racing has really taken off at both amateur and professional levels. While this skilled and immersive way of flying a drone is relatively new, its popularity has helped the official Drone Racing League (DRL) establish itself as a regular feature on sports networks such as Sky Sports, NBC Sports and Fox Sports Asia. Eyeing this rise, DJI this week released the Digital FPV System – the first low latency HD video transmission signal comprising new FPV goggles and... Read More

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Take drone racing to the next level with new DJI Digital FPV System

DJI has today unveiled the Digital First Person View (FPV) System – the first low latency HD video transmission signal which helps you fly like a bird and takes drone racing to the next level. This advanced digital package includes FPV Goggles, an FPV Air Unit Transmission Module, an FPV Remote Controller and an FPV Camera, which offer integrated control, a dynamic and immersive FPV flying experience, smooth and clear HD video, ultra-low end-to-end latency and long-range operation. This breakthrough transmission technology is the next evolutionary step forward in drone... Read More


DJI AeroScope Supplied By Heliguy Detected Drones at British Grand Prix

DJI AeroScope – supplied by Heliguy – was used to detect drones being flown illegally during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Emergency Services Drone Team used the sophisticated drone-detection system, alongside other software, to help trace rogue unmanned vehicles within the 2.5-mile restricted zone around the circuit. The team was really impressed with DJI AeroScope. It was easy to use and gave real-time information allowing the team the capability to respond in a timely manner. PC Alan Hincks, Drone Pilot from... Read More

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Film Company Using DJI Drones Supplied By Heliguy For Netflix and the BBC

“As a filmmaker, drones have changed the environment completely and are an absolute necessity.” That is the verdict of Phil Crothers, Director of Film and Co-founder of Pivotal, as he reflects on the growing importance and distinct advantages of using unmanned aircraft in the film industry. And he should know, because the Northern Ireland-based company has utilised the DJI Inspire 2 drone and cinematic DJI Zenmuse X5S and X7 cameras to shoot outstanding visuals for the likes of Netflix, WarnerMedia, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. In terms of safety,... Read More

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WATCH: DJI drone with zoom camera used for inspection work

An aerial photography business is using drones – supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy – to carry out important inspection work and is benefiting from enhanced safety, increased efficiency and reduced costs. Quayle Industries is utilising the DJI M210 Series V2 with the DJI Zenmuse Z30 zoom payload, as well as the X4S and X5S imaging cameras, for a range of jobs, including roof surveys, power-cable checks and site-progress monitoring. This has proved to be a highly-effective solution for the company. For instance, check out this video which shows the... Read More

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Heliguy wins place on £2.6m Network Rail drone framework contract

Heliguy, the UK’s largest drone provider, has been awarded a major nationwide contract with Network Rail, as part of an Unmanned Aircraft Services framework worth up to £2.6million. The North East-based UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) specialist has been specially selected to supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as to deliver expert training to the infrastructure group’s in-house pilots. Network Rail has found that drones are a cost-effective solution for close-up inspections of difficult to access structures such as roofs, bridges, communication masts and overhead wires. Award-winning... Read More