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Drone Training

18/12/2019
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10 Tips For Building A Public Safety Drone Programme

A guide to building a drone programme for public safety operations; Tips include starting small, networking and learning from others, being vocal about your programme, and planning ahead for scaling up; DJI Gold Partner Heliguy supports more than 40 of the UK’s emergency services and we can help you start your drone programme thanks to our vast stock pool, bespoke public safety training, and in-house technical team. Organisations can also take advantage of our innovative Full Stack programme; Drones are key for public safety operations, providing vital situational awareness, helping... 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

21/11/2019
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Heliguy Black Friday 2019 Deals

Heliguy extends list of Black Friday deals on DJI items; Top picks are discounts on the DJI Osmo Pocket, DJI Osmo Action, Mavic 2 Pro, Osmo Mobile 3, and Ronin-SC; Heliguy is also slashing the cost of our PfCO Course to its lowest ever price. UPDATE: Heliguy has extended our list of Black Friday 2019 deals, with the Mavic 2 Pro, Osmo Mobile 3, and Ronin-SC now added to our exciting range of special offers. Prices are also slashed on a range of other DJI items, including the Osmo Pocket,... Read More

20/11/2019
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Heliguy Hires GIS And Drone Mapping Expert

GIS expert Ben Sangster joins Heliguy’s enterprise drone team; He will offer specialist advice on drone mapping, photogrammetry, surveying and LiDAR; Ben will help clients choose the best drones for their missions, guide them through software packages and help them analyse data; Major Heliguy clients such as Balfour Beatty and Terra Drone Europe are already using drones for mapping and surveying. Heliguy has bolstered its enterprise team by employing a GIS expert to help surveyors maximise their drone programmes, utilise collected data and increase return on investment. Ben Sangster has... Read More

30/08/2019
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Police Officers Deploy Drone Less Than 48 Hours After Completing Heliguy ES-DOT Course

Two newly-qualified team members from Derbyshire Constabulary’s drone team were called into action less than 48 hours after completing Heliguy’s Emergency Services Drone Operators Training (ES-DOT) Course – filling a vital gap in operational capability. PC Nick Rice and PC Alex Boniface used DJI drones – supplied by Heliguy – to provide vital situational awareness of a live firearms incident and following a fatal road-traffic collision (RTC). Thanks to the comprehensive training they received during Heliguy’s ES-DOT Course – which culminated in their practical flight assessment – the officers felt... Read More

07/08/2019
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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

02/07/2019
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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

27/06/2019
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CAA to impose fine for rejected PfCO drone applications

Drone operators applying for or renewing a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) face a £124 fine if their submission is not up to scratch, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. Applications with three or more mistakes, where the applicant has made no attempt to keep up to date with the latest drone legislation, will be rejected and face the financial penalty. The CAA has said that this new strict approach – to be implemented over the next few months, although a precise date has not yet been given –... Read More

26/06/2019
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Heliguy launches CPD-accredited drone courses for the emergency services

Heliguy has launched a specialist CPD (Continuing Professional Development) drone course for the emergency services, to enhance pilot expertise and covering advanced flight training, exemptions and legislation updates. The CPD-accredited training package is essential for drone pilots in the emergency services, ensuring they are flying to a high standard and in strict accordance with the rules and regulations. CPD is widely regarded as a mandatory activity in the continuation of any professional enterprise, helping to maintain an optimal level of safety and service provision. Inquire about the Heliguy CPD course... Read More

07/06/2019
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Heliguy holds first Drones for Enterprise event

Heliguy has staged its first Drones for Enterprise event, which provided pilots with a wealth of knowledge about the industry and a clear idea of how to turn their hobby into a commercial venture. Yesterday’s session was held at Lumley Castle, in County Durham, and attracted people with a mix of experience, from those who had never flown a drone through to PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) holders. “I thought the event was very good. There was a lot of information and the course was filled properly with relevant and... Read More