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Professional Drones

06/09/2019
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Hurricane Dorian: Why Drones Are The Go-To Tool After Freak Weather Events

As Hurricane Dorian threatens the USA after devastating the Bahamas, we take a look at how drones can play a crucial role in helping safety agencies mitigate the damage and after-effects of freak weather events. Extreme weather has been increasing in America over the last 50 years, including more heavy downpours and hurricanes. In fact, some of the costliest hurricanes on record have occurred in the last decade; namely hurricanes Sandy (2012), Harvey (2017), Maria (2017), and Irma (2017). And now the raging Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of... Read More

05/09/2019
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Heliguy To Speak At DJI AirWorks 2019

Heliguy, the UK’s leading drone supplier, is delighted to announce that we have been personally invited by DJI to speak at this year’s AirWorks conference in California. As one of DJI’s largest and most trusted European enterprise channel partners, Heliguy is the only UK-based DJI supplier to be presenting a talk at AirWorks and joins an esteemed list of global industry experts who will speak at the prestigious event, which is being staged at Los Angeles’ renowned Westin Bonaventure Hotel later this month. Ruairi Hardman, Business Development Manager at DJI... Read More

02/09/2019
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How Drones Have Transformed Energy Inspection

Increased accuracy, raw efficiency and enhanced safety – DJI drones are transforming the way that companies around the world are conducting energy inspections. Whether it is for wind, solar or power line checks, businesses are increasingly turning to drones for this type of work, with UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) yielding a real return on investment (ROI) across the sector. In fact, a white paper – entitled The Case For Drones In Energy – published by American-based aerial intelligence firm, Measure, states that one international energy company realised a 95% ROI... 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

14/08/2019
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WATCH: Police Use Drone During Climate Change Demonstration

Drone footage from West Midlands Police shows how the Force safely policed the Extinction Rebellion demonstration, in Birmingham. West Midlands Police – which has a number of DJI drones supplied by Heliguy – captured the footage from a height of around 70 metres. The footage offered a unique perspective of the climate change demonstration, which was staged earlier this month. The aerial view gave officers useful situational awareness of the campaigners’ movements and behaviour, as well as the flow of traffic, which was disrupted because of the protestors. West Midlands... Read More

09/08/2019
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Drones Proved Their Worth At Whaley Bridge Dam Wall Collapse

From providing officers with crucial updates to keeping properties safe from potential thieves, drones showed their worth during the Whaley Bridge dam incident. Derbyshire Constabulary Drone Unit utilised the capabilities of a range of DJI aircraft – supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy – to provide a unique perspective of the situation at Toddbrook Reservoir following the partial collapse of the dam wall, which led to 1,500 people being evacuated. Many have now returned home. The drones helped officials gain up-to-date insights about the state of play at the site... 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

05/08/2019
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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
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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

17/07/2019
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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