Category

Interview

14/10/2019
, , , , , ,

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

07/10/2019
, , , , ,

Drones Have Saved The Lives Of 279 People

Drones have saved the lives of at least 279 people – DJI announced at AirWorks 2019. The amazing statistic shows just how important drones have become for public safety and search and rescue operations. And this figure is almost certainly an under-estimate, as these 279 cases are the ones which have been documented, with many incidents sure to have been unreported or missed by popular media. 279 lives saved by drones is an amazing statistic. It shows the potential of this technology. Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Public safety Integration... Read More

02/10/2019
, , , , , , ,

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Drones In Public Safety With DJI’s Romeo Durscher

Drones are saving lives, transforming the work of fire and police crews, and adoption rates are ‘skyrocketing’ – these were some of the key industry insights from Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Public Safety Integration, during an exclusive interview with Heliguy at AirWorks 2019. Speaking to Heliguy’s content writer James Willoughby, Mr Durscher also set out his vision for the future of drones in public safety, addressed the challenges which face the industry, shared his tips for starting an enterprise drone programme and described Heliguy’s launch into America as ‘very,... Read More

01/10/2019
, , , , , ,

How The DJI M210 Drone Is Transforming Aerial Inspections

“For inspections, the DJI M210 is our go-to drone, because it is easy to fly and it is more stable than any drone we’ve used before – which means we can get more work done!” Those are the thoughts of Toby Townrow, Co-Founder and Communications Director of Drone Evolution, as he reflects on his company’s dynamic workflows and growing UAV programme. The Welsh firm, which carries out a range of aerial work – from roof checks to generating 3D models for surveying – turned to DJI Gold Partner Heliguy to... Read More

24/09/2019
, , , , , ,

DJI AirWorks 2019: Live Blog

DJI Gold Partner Heliguy is excited to be speaking at this year’s DJI AirWorks conference, taking place from Tuesday, September 24, to Thursday, September 26, 2019. We will be posting live feeds during the event to keep you updated as things happen – including new launches, case studies and important insights from drone-industry experts. Day Two – Wednesday, September 25 4pm: New York City Fire Department spoke about their thriving drone programme and discussed the unique challenges of flying drones in densely populated metropolitan areas. Promoting Drone Safety During Awareness... Read More

30/08/2019
, , , , , , ,

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
, , , , , , ,

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

05/08/2019
, , , , , , ,

How The DJI Inspire 2 Drone Reinvented A Filmmaker

An experienced filmmaker, who has used the DJI Inspire 2 to capture incredible footage for the BBC and L’Oréal, has revealed how the drone and its cinematic cameras rekindled his passion for aerial photography. Having initially struggled to shoot quality footage with hefty and expensive equipment aboard a paraglider and other small aircraft – and initially not a fan of drones – a frustrated Chris Boyes was all set to give up his dream of breaking into the industry. But this all changed when he caught a glimpse of footage... Read More

17/07/2019
, , , , , , ,

Film Company Using DJI Drones Supplied By Heliguy For Netflix and the BBC

“As a filmmaker, drones have changed the environment completely and are an absolute necessity.” That is the verdict of Phil Crothers, Director of Film and Co-founder of Pivotal, as he reflects on the growing importance and distinct advantages of using unmanned aircraft in the film industry. And he should know, because the Northern Ireland-based company has utilised the DJI Inspire 2 drone and cinematic DJI Zenmuse X5S and X7 cameras to shoot outstanding visuals for the likes of Netflix, WarnerMedia, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. In terms of safety,... Read More

10/07/2019
, , , , , ,

WATCH: DJI drone with zoom camera used for inspection work

An aerial photography business is using drones – supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy – to carry out important inspection work and is benefiting from enhanced safety, increased efficiency and reduced costs. Quayle Industries is utilising the DJI M210 Series V2 with the DJI Zenmuse Z30 zoom payload, as well as the X4S and X5S imaging cameras, for a range of jobs, including roof surveys, power-cable checks and site-progress monitoring. This has proved to be a highly-effective solution for the company. For instance, check out this video which shows the... Read More