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Drone Legislation

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

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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

31/10/2019
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UK Drone Regulations And Laws

The UK Drone And Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme opens on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Here is a guide about what you need to know. When Does The New UK Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme Start? The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Please note that you cannot register before this date. From November 5, the system will be available at Register-drones.caa.co.uk. The CAA has said that an offline service will also be available... Read More

30/10/2019
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New DJI Mavic Mini Drone Under 250g And Exempt From UK and USA Registration

DJI launches DJI Mavic Mini drone, weighing 249g, placing it in the lowest and safest weight class of drones; Because it is under the 250g threshold, no need to register the drone under UK and USA laws; Mavic Mini costs £369, while the Combo is priced £459; Highlights include 30 minute flight time, up to 4km HD Video Transmission, 3-axis gimbal supporting 12MP images, and an array of smart photography modes; Pre-order yours from Heliguy now. Early bird 20% discount on Repair Refresh is also available. DJI has unveiled the... 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

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

02/10/2019
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Drone Manufacturer DJI Brands US Data Security Fears ‘Misleading And False’

Global drone giant DJI has reiterated its commitment to addressing privacy and security concerns which have emerged in the USA, before stressing: ‘Your data is not our business’. Over the last few months, DJI has faced harsh accusations over its data security practices, while the so-called American Security Drone Act of 2019 aims to stop federal agencies and departments from buying off-the-shelf drones from China or any other country that are deemed a national security risk. DJI has constantly rebuked allegations that its drones are being used to collect and... Read More

17/07/2019
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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

08/07/2019
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Drone users have control over their data, says DJI

Key DJI officials have shared their thoughts on important industry issues, including data security, drone safety and enhanced procedures to deter rogue operators. The topics were discussed during a wide-ranging interview at INTERPOL World 2019 – an international trade exhibition and conference staged in Singapore last week. During the event, MBE Philip Ingram (PI) quizzed Adam Welsh (AW), DJI’s Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy, and Romeo Durscher (RD), Director of Public Safety Integration for DJI. One of the key takeaways from the fascinating interview was that operators flying DJI... Read More