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Drone Legislation

06/04/2020
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Heliguy Blackbox – New Online Drone Training

Heliguy Blackbox is a new online drone training hub for PfCO, A2 CofC and GVC candidates; Speak to an expert Heliguy instructor through live interactive chat; Easily-accessible and on-demand content provides flexible and comprehensive learning – any time and any place; Blended learning solution, including pre-recorded videos, task sheets, and coursework; Access bonus material, such as extra courses, in-depth industry blogs, exclusive hardware discounts through Heliguy and our industry partners, and Operations Manual renewals; Heliguy Blackbox membership is free for former and current Heliguy candidate; Free transition to A2 CofC... Read More

26/03/2020
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Flying In A Desert Environment With The DJI M600 Pro

Global drone services provider CG Labs successfully completed a challenging mission in the Middle Eastern desert using the DJI M600 Pro. The drone was flown for image collection and mapping; The drone stood up to scorching heat, and sand and dust, and outperformed a fixed-wing model; Heliguy’s in-house technical team integrated the drone with a Canon EOS 5DS DSLR, as well as building a GPS module on top of the aircraft to allow full GPS tagging; Find out how CG Labs operated in Saudi Arabia, including securing the necessary permissions,... Read More

09/03/2020
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UK Drone Laws: New Drone Classes (VIDEO)

Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in July, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish this video series on our blog, with a full transcript of each video. This is the fourth video in the series. The others are: Part One: Overview. Part Two: The Open Category. Part Three: The GVC And Using Your PfCO. Transcript: UK Drone... Read More

27/02/2020
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UK Drone Laws: The GVC And Using Your PfCO (Video)

Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in July, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish this video series on our blog, with a full transcript of each video. This is the third video in the series. The others are: Part One: Overview. Part Two: The Open Category. Part Four: New Drone Classes. Transcript: UK Drone Laws – Part Three, The... Read More

26/02/2020
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UK Drone Laws: Overview (Video)

Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in July, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish this video series on our blog, with a full transcript of each video. This is the first video in the series. The others are: Part Two: The Open Category. Part Three: The GVC And What To Do If You’ve Got A PfCO. Part... Read More

26/02/2020
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UK Drone Laws: The Open Category (Video)

Ahead of new European drone regulations starting in the UK in July, Heliguy is publishing a series of educational videos on our YouTube channel to help you understand the rules and how they will impact you. To reach as many people as possible, we will also publish this video series on our blog, with a full transcript of each video. This is the second video in the series. The others are: Part One: Overview. Part Three: The GVC And What To Do If You’ve Got A PfCO. Part Four: New... Read More

24/02/2020
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UK Drone Laws: A2 CofC v GVC

An in-depth guide comparing the A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency) and the GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate); Find out which is the best training course to take and how it can give you greater freedom with your drone after the new European rules begin in the UK; Find out what the new regulations mean for your current DJI drone; Book your training with Heliguy. Early-bird offers are currently available. Drone laws in the UK will change in July and many pilots will need to obtain an A2 Certificate... Read More

08/01/2020
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Call For Drone Inspections In New York After Architect Death

UPDATE (January 30, 2020): Brendan Schulman, DJI’s Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs, has addressed New York City Council, advocating the use of drones in the city; New York City officials are pushing to legalise the use of drones for building inspections after the death of architect Erica Tishman; DJI shows the M210 RTK drone with the Z30 zoom camera and XT2 thermal camera, which can improve safety, cut costs, and boost efficiency; “I believe using drones to inspect buildings is something that we must embrace for the future,”... Read More

13/12/2019
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New Drone Regulations To Start In The UK In Summer 2020

New European drone regulations are to start in the UK in July 2020. They will impact anyone who flies a drone; The new rules have the potential to unlock more flying opportunities for more people; The PfCO is being replaced by a new system; Three new categories of operations are being introduced, relating to the level of risk involved in your flight; New drone classes will be introduced based on weight and other specifications. New drone regulations are to be introduced in the UK next year, which will remove the... Read More

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