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Interview

21/03/2018
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A Week in the Life of Heliguy’s Technical Team

In our latest post on the teams in Heliguy, we have been looking at the Heliguy Technical Team and their role within Heliguy and the wider drone industry. We spoke to Ross, the newest member of the team, who has been with Heliguy since the start of August in 2017. Heliguy’s Technical Team are a DJI approved repair centre who offer custom builds for a variety of different industries. The team are trained by DJI in the repairs of consumer and enterprise drones. They also have a huge range of... Read More

31/01/2018
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Heliguy Interviews Raptor Aerial Imaging

Heliguy recently lent their valued customer, Tom Nash from Raptor Aerial Imaging, a DJI Matrice 210, Zenmuse XT thermal sensor and Zenmuse Z30 zoom camera. Tom used the equipment to test out its real-world application as part of a several simulated mountain search and rescue scenarios and provided Heliguy with his feedback. Tom presented Heliguy with his findings and sat down for an interview to discuss his opinions on using drones to assist with search and rescue missions. Keep reading to find out whether drones, thermal cameras and zoom cameras... Read More

03/01/2018
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Heliguy Interviews 5kdigitalfilm

Here at Heliguy, we go above and beyond for our customers. That’s why, when 5kdigitalfilm, an aerial filming company booked a job for the Cine Tirol Film Commission to film in the Tirol region of Austria, the Heliguy Team were able to arrange for the DJI Zenmuse X7 to be sent to them shortly after it was announced. We spoke to Chris from 5kdigitalfilm following the creation of their stunning video, Tirol – Over the Wilderness to discuss how they found using the Zenmuse X7 in the harsh conditions of... Read More

21/09/2017
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Heliguy Interviews Multi-Award Winning DOP

We recently spoke to Richard Cook, an Emmy award-winning Cinematographer and a multi GTC award-winning Director of Photography, who recently started using drones as part of his work. Richard has over thirty years’ experience as a cameraman and cinematographer that spans many different genres and broadcasters. Keep reading for more on Richard’s work and our interview with him. About Richard Cook Richard is a cameraman and cinematographer with a wealth of experience specialising in high-end documentary filming. Over the last few years, Richard has worked on a number of series touring... Read More

16/08/2017
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Heliguy Interviews Leeds Beckett University

This month, Heliguy Insider had the opportunity to speak to Adrian Appleyard, UAV Operations Manager at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches BA and MA students aerial cinematography, a commercial drone pilot and Co-Director of Sky Captain Aerial Imaging, as well as a valued Heliguy customer. Adrian has been building and flying UAVs for over 40 years but became interested in drones in early 2015 and gained his permissions to operate as a commercial drone pilot. He currently is Chairman of one of the largest model flying clubs in the... Read More

21/07/2017
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Heliguy Snapshot – Andrew Bryson

  Heliguy had the chance to meet with their long-time customer, Andrew Bryson, on a shoot in Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland. Andrew is a photographer and videographer based in the North East of England who has had the opportunity to shoot in some fantastic locations including Alnwick Gardens, Bamburgh Castle and at the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Blyth. Interview We spoke with Andrew about his career as a photographer, the benefits of using a UAV and advice on for potential future drone users. See our interview below... Read More

05/06/2017
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Heliguy Interviews An Air Traffic Controller

Heliguy’s Insider Blog recently had a chance to sit down with Steven Curtis, an air traffic controller who has just completed the ground school section of our PfCO drone training course. This interview has been put together to give our readers an insight into the way drone usage is monitored by air traffic control and an alternative viewpoint on the industry. The Interview Read on to find out how drones are having an effect on the jobs of air traffic controllers in the UK including opinions on how the CAA’s regulations... Read More

11/04/2017
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Heliguy Interviews 360 TV

We’ve had a lot of people asking us about regulations around the world and perhaps more than anywhere else, Spain. This obviously makes sense with it being a hugely popular holiday destination for Brits and with the Summer coming up on us again, what better time to get airborne and take some holiday snaps with your drone. However, the Spanish laws are somewhat stricter than those in the UK. While we’ve provided an overview of them in our Guide to Global Drone Regulations, it’s always best to ask someone who... Read More

27/03/2017
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Heliguy Interviews Durham University

In our latest Insider interview, we had the chance to speak to Heliguy customer and Durham University lecturer Patrice Carbonneau about the work he is carrying out with drones and how they are becoming an asset in academic circles. Having used drones in his research since 2007, Patrice is an advocate of their use for research and, in particular, the collection of geographical data. Over the course of our chat, we covered topics as disparate as mapping software and what he flies for fun, gaining some great insights into sUAS and... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Harbour Media

Here at Heliguy, we like to stay in touch with our customers and develop a lasting relationship based on exemplary support and superior products. Recently we had a chance to catch up with Justin Glynn of Harbour Media – an aerial filmmaker who has purchased a number of aircraft from us and used them to create some spectacular reels. We asked him about the gear he uses, what his thoughts are on current regulations as well as what advice he would give to aspiring drone filmmakers. The Interview Check out... Read More