RUSTA approved to train for Permission For Aerial Work PFAW

We heard that the team at RUSTA had some exciting news for the UAV industry and so we asked Sion Roberts to write a guest post for us. As head of the Rheinmetall Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA) I felt a great sense of satisfaction this week that our academy… Read More

NATS and ARPAS-UK form Drone safety partnership

NATS and ARPAS-UK form Drone safety partnership Air traffic services company, NATS has signed a safety partnership agreement with ARPAS UK, the trade association that represents the operators and stakeholders within the community of small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS),… Read More

Safety is key in the use of Small Unmanned Aircraft

From environmental monitoring to geospatial mapping and crop spraying to aerial photography, the range of potential uses for Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA), also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), is vast and growing. Demand for these aircraft systems is increasing at a rapid rate… Read More

Cameras on drone aircraft trigger calls for legislation

An interesting video on the BBC News website regarding the potential privacy issues raised by the increasing use of UAV’s (or ‘drones’). The video features one of our clients, Horizon Aerial Photography, who build and operate remote aerial systems for aerial photography, cinematography and data-capture. Their camera operator and pilot,… Read More

Google cash buys drones to watch endangered species

Further projects using the unique funtionality of UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles or ‘drones’) has emerged as the World Wildlife Fund announces that $5m in funding will be provided to photograph poachers and track animals via smart radio tags. The near silent operation of UAV’s will certainly help to enable close… Read More