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End of the Pier show

End of the Pier show

After a winter of discontent made glorious summer by this Pier of wood (excuse the Richard III quote slightly mangled), it felt great to be getting out and about again with my inspire 2 drone. Boscombe Pier was my second drone shoot in a week. The first in contrasting drizzly murk was around Southampton comparingRead more about End of the Pier show[…]

Drones – are we opening our skies to nuisance and chaos?

Drones – are we opening our skies to nuisance and chaos?

A key area of debate is conspicuous by its absence at a recent policy conference on drones. Drone deliveries may make life in our cities unbearable. By Chris Middleton Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles or systems (UAVs/UASs) have the potential to enhance our lives in myriad, radical ways. For example, by transforming deliveries and connecting remoteRead more about Drones – are we opening our skies to nuisance and chaos?[…]

Open for business

Open for business

I think we can all agree it’s been a weird year. I was hit with the nastiest chest infection in January 2020 which I subsequently learned was called Covid 19. Drone work throughout the pandemic has been slower than usual, even glacial at times. So not much different from most other businesses. What surprised quiteRead more about Open for business[…]

Racing boats under Brunel’s beautiful bridge

Racing boats under Brunel’s beautiful bridge

By Simon Ludgate Just back from filming a new drone video on the Tamar River near Plymouth. The river divides two English counties – Devon and Cornwall. It was a challenging shoot technically. Flying hazards like the beautiful bridges featured in the film, tall masts of boats and dozens of “gig” racing boats whizzing aroundRead more about Racing boats under Brunel’s beautiful bridge[…]

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off?

Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off?

Advice and opinion from Mark Boyt, Founder of Dronesafe Register Home deliveries have skyrocketed in recent years. Fuelled by online shopping, the collapse of the high street and our increasingly busy lives, we now have everything from clothes to groceries delivered on a daily basis. A study by analysts Mintel claims that 49% of UKRead more about Will Drone Deliveries Ever Take Off?[…]

Window on the stars

Window on the stars

The British Isles are full of little nuggets which surprise you. With Neil Armstrong’s famous words rattling round my brain I went to Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in Cornwall for the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing. The station received that transmission from space and beamed it around Europe. If it hadn’t been forRead more about Window on the stars[…]

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