Author Archives: Jess Brown

Drone Trials To Be Conducted At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Because of the reduced amount of aircraft movements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and LVNL have announced that it will conduct a trial involving drones with cameras for inspection of taxiways, small buildings and aircraft, as well as drones that transport light goods between different… Read More

Drones To Help Stop Locust Swarms Threatening Food Security

Within recent months, food security concerns have emerged across nations such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as swarms of desert locusts devastate crops. Whilst the same level of damage is not currently being felt in Australia, the threat of infestations extends to this area also, however drone technology… Read More

Drone Imagery Predicts Root Crop Growth

Root crops such as cassava, carrots and potatoes are notoriously good at hiding disease or deficiencies which might affect their growth. Although the leaves may look green and healthy, farmers can face unexpected surprises when they go to harvest their crops. Further to this, this also poses problems for plant… Read More

Drones In Accident Reconstruction

Drones are fast becoming a go-to technology for accident reconstruction, used by law enforcement, insurance companies and lawyers trying to establish blame after a crash. One of the biggest benefits in using a drone for accident reconstruction is that it significantly reduces the amount of time needed to collect a… Read More

Scientists Turn To Drones To Clean Up Plastic Polluted Rivers

Scientists from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have been working on a massive global pollution survey at sites around the world to better understand the problem so that they can work to find effective solutions. Within Asia, the Mekong River flows through… Read More

10 Tips For Recreational Drone Pilots

Becoming a new drone pilot can be extremely exciting, however don’t rush into flying just yet… It is relatively straightforward to take off, but do you know every button’s function or have a good understanding of how your drone reacts to the remote controller? Before you take flight, you should… Read More

Drones Part Of The Mining Industry’s Growing Use Of Technology

A Canadian Mining organisation, Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC’s Estevan, has recently shared their experience of adopting drones within their day to day activities, commenting that the technology has made mining operations more efficient. Mohsin Hashmi, Junior Mining Engineer at Westmoreland, has been working with drones for just over… Read More

Drone Deploying Sterile Mosquitoes Could Stop Spread Of Insect-Borne Illness

According to a proof of concept experiments conducted by a multi-institutional research team, drone deployment of sterile mosquitoes could accelerate efforts to control their populations and reduce insect-borne disease. Mosquitoes are a public health hazard around the world, spreading infections like malaria to millions and causing countless deaths and health… Read More

Delay To EU Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation

On Friday 5th June, the European Commission delayed the applicability date of the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation 2019/947 until the 31st December 2020. This decision supersedes the previous delay applied by the UK Government. This therefore means that the Implementing Regulation will now become applicable within the… Read More

Ten Reasons To Insure With Coverdrone

Coverdrone is a comprehensive aviation insurance product for both the commercial and recreational drone industry, offering bespoke protection. Below we have highlighted ten reasons why thousands of drone operators choose to insure with Coverdrone, and why you may wish to consider us at your next renewal… Flexible Policy Periods Coverdrone… Read More

Drones For Agriculture Case Study

Meticulous Research, an Indian based research organisation, has created an industry forecast which predicts that the global agriculture drone market’s worth will reach a massive net worth of $5.19bn by 2025! Why Such A Huge Growth? Forecasters from the research group have explained that the growth within this market… Read More

Coverdrone’s Free Flight Examination Drone Insurance Policy

Did you know that we offer a free, one day, flight examination policy? A policy that has proven to be extremely popular since the launch in 2018, is our free flight training cover for clients going through any flight examination with any NQE within the UK. Once registered with Coverdrone,… Read More