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UK WEDDING VENUE DRONE WARNING

 

UK WEDDING VENUE DRONE WARNING

 

This summer it is no doubt that drones will be part of many of the nation’s weddings. We predict that more drones than ever will be flown above wedding venues. There is nothing wrong with this, as wedding couples look for a unique way to capture their big day. However all wedding venues, before agreeing to a drone at the location, must ask drone pilots for the following:

1.Ask for a copy of the drone pilot’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission.

2.Ask for a copy of their commercial drone insurance / public liability

Anybody that allows an illegal pilot to fly at their wedding venue is putting guests and the building at risk of injury and property damage. If things go wrong, an illegal drone pilot, will not be insured. Both CAA permissions and drone insurance are mandatory for anybody receiving financial gain for a drone job.

UK law says that anybody operating a drone commercially must possess both CAA permission and public liability insurance. It is a criminal offence to use a drone for paid work without valid CAA permission and commercial insurance. Without a copy of these documents it is possible that wedding venue owners may be liable to prosecution if something serious goes wrong.

Most importantly ask for a copy of both these documents. Do not take anybody’s word for it. Any legal commercial drone operator would have no hesitation in providing these documents upon request.

Perhaps a drone pilot already is flying at your venue? Now is the time to check their pilot credentials and protect the safety of your patrons.

Drones in the right hands provide amazing results and help capture unique aerial imagery at weddings. However drones in the wrong hands could very well ruin the day if something goes wrong.

 

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Inspection

Drones are saving roofing companies thousands of hours in preliminary work by helping them to deliver superior roof repair quotes with incredible accuracy. An aerial survey can quickly visually pinpoint and record the exact remedial work that is required. Showing a customer the actual roof damage builds confidence.

Drones reduce costs, save time and improve safety in the workplace.

Walsall Housing Group (WHG), a Midland’s housing association, claims using drones saves their business around £20,000 a year by allowing it to inspect roofs without erecting scaffolding.

The quality of the aerial imagery that commercial drone pilots are delivering to their clients is astounding. Technology is improving all the time. Zoom cameras can deliver incredible close up 4K quality video and ultra high definition photo images.

 

Storm damage, water leakage and missing tiles are just a few roof issues that an aerial inspection can help identify. Performing an aerial inspection of the property’s roof can highlight issues before they deteriorate more.


 

 

 

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Drone Safe


Business user WARNING

Hiring a drone operator in 2018

This year, undoubtedly, we will see even more drones taking to the UK’s skies than ever. Drones are helping businesses save time, money and operate safer in the workplace… More properties will be inspected; more houses will be aerial photographed; more land will be mapped and surveyed. We’ll see more drones pushing the creative boundaries on our TV screens.

The benefits that drones are already bringing to the UK’s economy are staggering. Drone usage is expanding into new markets rapidly and the story has only just begun.

But…….Here lies the problem…

The UK is awash with illegal drone operators

By law anybody operating their drone commercially i.e. charging for the service MUST have permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and hold valid commercial insurance.

This law is blatantly and knowingly being flouted by irresponsible and unsafe illegal drone operators. Drone Safe Register™ (DSR) believes there could be more illegal drone pilots operating in the UK than legal pilots. Sadly, it is evident that illegal drone pilots know exactly what they are doing BUT are still charging companies for aerial ‘work’.

A trained eye will always be able to tell if an aerial footage clip is illegal. Airing illegal footage will instantly discredit your production. It tells your customers / viewers, your company, is not concerned about drone safety.

If you are a business and you hire a non CAA approved drone operator, you are putting your company reputation at risk. If things go wrong, you could also (along with the offending illegal pilot) be held liable for the property damage or personal injury.

When hiring a drone pilot ALWAYS ask for a copy of the pilot’s CAA approval (PFCO) and commercial insurance documents. Keep copies of each on file.

If you are a business that contracts drone operators, please help keep the UK’s airspace safe by hiring a legal pilot.

All CAA approved drone pilots have undergone training and have been assessed to ensure their drone piloting competency skills comply with the UK’s aviation rules and regulations.

These aviation rules have been set to keep the public safe from harm and property from damage. A drone in the wrong hands can cause serious damage or worse put lives at risk. Drones can fly at speeds in excess of 50 mph and weigh up to 20 kg.

They can fly (illegally) over 7 km away from the pilot, Make sure you’re covered when you hire a drone pilot.

 

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Why estate agents should be using drones


Drones are continuing to grow at a fast rate as more and more companies realise the benefits of using drones in different ways. Drones are being used to make life easier to photograph or film hard to reach places. One way that drones are currently being used is to provide aerial footage of different types of property and their surroundings.

Many estate agents have used video to film a virtual tour of a property interior for many years, so using a drone for aerial filming seems the natural progression.

Drones can provide potential customers with a new perspective on the property and they can even view how the property sits within its surroundings

The idea is that the drone provides an aerial tour of the property and its grounds that was impossible to achieve before. This is commonly used for larger properties and allows estate agents to further market the property.

Video has become a hugely popular in todays society and through social media people choose to watch a video than read about an event.

Here at Skyz the Limit we can offer you a promotional video of your property or about your company that can give you the edge over your competitors.

If you are an estate agent or a company owner looking for something different, then please do not hesitate to contact us at Skyz the Limit to ask how we can help you. It costs nothing to ask the question.