Drone Law

Drone Regulations for Europe

Just when you thought you’d got your head around the UK’s drone regulations and categories from the Civil Aviation Authority, a brand new set of rules will soon be flying over the horizon from Europe.  The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is currently working on proposals that will standardise the way drones are flown across the EU. EASA says: “The drone industry is diverse, innovative and international. It has an enormous potential for growth with the associated possibility to create jobs. To ensure a safe, secure and environmentally friendly development, and to respect... Read More

Unsafe Drone Flying: Who to Tell and What the Rules Are

Do you fly your drone safely? Honestly? Do you know the rules for safe flying and obey them or do you know the rules and choose to ignore them when it suits you? Or maybe you’re like the joker that our Sales Manager Scott saw at a Ford car enthusiasts’ event in Leeds at the weekend. He was flying his Phantom 3 between 5 and 10 feet above the heads of the crowds and the cars. But it gets worse. He was also flying underneath and BETWEEN high voltage power lines.... Read More

Drone Batteries on Airliners

It’s peak holiday time and every owner of a drone will soon or later think of taking it abroad to take their holiday movies to a whole new level. But be careful. Not only is it worth checking on the national air regulations at your holiday destination (more on that soon) but you’ll need to navigate your way through the rules about batteries – especially lithium polymer ones. As any safe drone pilot knows, you have to be careful with Li-Pos. If you look after them and don’t take any chances then... Read More

Fastest Trained UAV Pilot in the UK

Flying a drone safely takes training and training takes time. But if you’re organised and efficient it’s amazing what you can achieve. We think we’ve trained the fastest student in the UK – so far. Heliguy set the scene with lectures on the commercial drone industry, how drones work (particularly DJI aircraft), and how to fly them safely. The course  (priced at £1,680) continues with air law, principles of flight, regulation, meteorology and navigation. After a theory exam students later take a practical flight assessment. (Call 862 298 5964 or... Read More

CAOSC – Congested Areas Operating Safety Case

Mention the ‘7 KG rule’ to anyone in the drone industry and you are guaranteed to spark a lengthy debate. The truth is, however, not everyone knows the letter of the law currently. Many prospective pilots are obsessed with building a rig below the fabled 7kg mark to enable flight in congested areas – even if it’s to the detriment of their camera configuration or even redundancy. ‘Congested areas’ is an all encompassing term and is one which is difficult to define. It’s very much open to interpretation. It would... Read More

Heliguy Offer PFAW Through NQE & CAA

Heliguy are pleased to be working directly with a National Qualified Entity (NQE) and the CAA, to bring simple flying advice and CAA rules to the fore. At Heliguy we advocate applying flying rules to all flights and like to make sure all UAV flyers work correctly, and safely, within the CAA approved rules. It’s useful to read through the following advice and just refresh your knowledge of the distances and parameters to functioning safely. Most UAV users are within much smaller distances so we know most rigs in our world are... Read More