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Drone Industry News

08/11/2019
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UK Drone Registration 2019: Your Guide To The Theory Test

UK drone users need to sit a theory test, as part of new UK registration scheme; The free multiple-choice quiz has 20 questions. The pass mark is 16; The test focuses on safety and how to fly legally; You can refer to The Drone and Model Aircraft Code during the test and you sit it as many times as is required to pass; The new laws relate to drones weighing between 250g and 20kg. But even if your aircraft is lighter, you need to fly sensibly and adhere to the... Read More

07/11/2019
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Heliguy Installs Drone Defence At Gatwick Airport

Heliguy has provided Gatwick Airport with a sophisticated drone defence system; The installation follows last year’s Chrismas disruption at the airport; Heliguy is a key player in industry-leading talks and demonstrations to protect UK airspace from rogue drones; Heliguy has already installed counter-UAS technology at a number of major UK airports and prisons; Heliguy’s drone defence team offers a comprehensive service of consultancy, installation and maintenance, which is key for successful operation. Contact us by phone or email. North East England UAS specialist Heliguy has provided Gatwick Airport with a... Read More

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Which Drones Need To Be Registered In The UK?

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme has gone live today. The new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft from 250g to 20kg that are used outdoors. So that means that DJI’s recently-released Mavic Mini does not need to be registered, as it weighs 249g, but you still need to follow the Drone Code, which promotes safe flying. Here is a guide to some of the most popular drones on the market which need to be registered. Drone Registration – A Guide DJI Spark The... Read More

01/11/2019
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Heliguy Will Offset The Cost Of Your Drone Registration Fee

The UK drone registration charge starts this month, costing £9 annually; To help our customers, we will offset the fee for the next five years, offering you a total of £45 of Heliguy e-credit; The offer is for Heliguy customers only, who purchase a drone (which meets the registration criteria) from us, beginning on November 5, 2019; To redeem the discount, you will have to send us your proof of registration each year. The UK drone registration charge starts this month – and Heliguy is offering to offset the fee... Read More

24/10/2019
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Drones For Solar Panel Inspections

Drones are a powerful tool for solar panel inspections, collecting data more than 50x faster than manual methods. Solar panel installations have grown massively – up by 81% in 2019, compared to 2018. More installations mean more inspections. Harnessing the DJI ecosystem, the M200 Series drones are a great solution as they can carry top-class thermal and RGB payloads. “Drones increase data quantity and quality and reduce costs and hazardous man-hours,” says DJI. Drones have become a vital tool for solar panel inspections, collecting data more than 50x faster than... Read More

23/10/2019
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Controversial UK Drone Registration Fee Reduced

Proposed annual UK Drone Registration Fee cut from £16.50 to £9 Exemptions for some drone users means they won’t have to sit online competency test Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service opens on November 5 New UK laws apply to anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg that are used outdoors A controversial plan to charge UK drone users £16.50 a year has been reduced, following pressure from the industry. In April, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) released a... Read More

15/10/2019
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MicaSense Launches New Drone Camera For Precision Agriculture

Heliguy’s strategic partner MicaSense has released the RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System – a synchronised 10 band solution for advanced remote sensing and agricultural research. Featuring the new RedEdge-MX Blue, this solution captures the standard bands of MicaSense’s existing RedEdge-MX sensor, plus a new group of filters to enable more analysis like shallow water environments monitoring or detailed analysis on chlorophyll efficiency. Compatible with DJI drones and industry-standard software platforms, such as Pix4D and Agisoft, this 10 band solution ensures that flying with two cameras is just as easy as... Read More

14/10/2019
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Drone Hire: Commercial Clients Say Why You Should Rent From Heliguy

Two innovative companies who are using drones to maximise their workflows say they are benefiting from Heliguy’s rental service. Texo Group Limited and the NPS Group are among the Heliguy enterprise clients – which includes global infrastructure group Balfour Beatty – who choose to hire drones from us, instead of purchasing them outright. For them, there are many advantages. These include: Accessing the latest equipment without a huge upfront bill; Stopping the problem of being left with old or redundant kit; Providing flexibility to easily deal with periods of scaling... Read More

11/10/2019
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MPs Urge Government To Properly Evaluate Economic Benefits Of Drones

MPs have urged the Government to improve public perception and awareness of drones and to properly evaluate the potential economic benefits and opportunities that they bring. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has recently published an in-depth document, entitled Commercial and Recreational Drone Use in the UK, which examines the rise in popularity of unmanned aircraft – by hobbyists and in the world of enterprise alike. The report calls for a white paper by summer 2020, that sets out plans to integrate drones into society, mitigating the risks... Read More

08/10/2019
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999: Britain From Above – ITV Show Spreads Drones For Good Message

ITV show 999: Britain From Above shined the spotlight on the crucial role that drones are playing in public safety, from helping to find missing people to providing vital surveillance at a derby football match. The prime-time programme was aired last night at 8pm and featured specific ‘drones for good’ case studies from numerous police forces, including Derbyshire and Norfolk who have both been supplied equipment by DJI Gold Partner and drone specialist, Heliguy. The episode showed how unmanned aircraft – including DJI’s range of drones and payloads – are... Read More