Registration mandatory from: 30 November 2019
The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). There will be two elements to the online system. Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator. The cost for this will be £9 renewable annually. Anyone flying a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to take and pass an online education package, except if you are an approved commercial drone operator
. This is free and renewable every three years. Both of these requirements become law on 30 November 2019. From 5 November 2019 the system will be available at Register-drones.caa.co.uk.
I was recently asked to produce short promotional film
to help promote the Cotswold Business Centre
. The brief, to use drone material
to show the countryside, the local shops and the leafy surroundings, with the emphasis being very much on it's location. Oh, and with a duration of no more than 60 seconds!
I can't help but share this beautifullly crafted short film with those who are passionate about aviation. Enjoy...
A busy day on Sunday as I was capturing aerial photographs
of the mid Somerset Show, one of the county's largest agricultural shows. To say the breeze was a bit of a challenge would be an understatement!
This has nothing do do with drone work
, video production
! It just made me smile this morning and I thought I'd share it with you...enjoy.
It seems that Amazon's drone delivery service has got a little closer this week as the FAA in America, issued a Special Airworthiness Certificate to Amazon Prime Air allowing the company to operate its MK27 unmanned aircraft for research and development and crew training in authorized flight areas. This follows a successful test flight in Cambridge in the UK, where a package was delivered in 13 minutes.
However, for anyone who undertsands the practical constraints of drone aviation, it still seems a long way off before this is rolled out a regular basis. Perhaps with new battery technology the service may arrive sooner than we think, but for the moment, I think it's just pie in the sky! (oops, sorry)
Last weekend found David and myself surfacing at 3.30am in preparation for some drone filming
of the Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship. The ship was due to arrive at the Solent estuary in preparation for docking in Southampton at 5.30am. It was an interesting project and one which was not without it's challenges. However, we captured some great drone material
and are now looking forward to our next maritime adventure!