Category: Commercial Enterprise

How much does a “Drone License” (CAA PfCO) cost?

How much does a “Drone License” (CAA PfCO) cost? So, you’re looking to get your “drone licence” or, to use the correct and official term, Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The first question you might find yourself asking is ‘what actually is a PfCO and how much will …

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DJI release latest Enterprise drone, the Phantom 4 RTK

DJI release latest Enterprise drone, the Phantom 4 RTK Today, in an unexpected turn of events, DJI has revealed the arrival of the much-anticipated Phantom 4 RTK – a platform that is set to change the game for construction and building surveyors across multiple commercial applications. With a brand-new RTK module fitted into the top …

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Texo DSI Receives Expanded CAA Flight Permissions in UK Industry-First

Texo DSI Receives Expanded CAA Flight Permissions in UK Industry-First This month, Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd (Texo DSI) announced the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) approval of their Operational Safety Case Vol 3 (OSC) – awarding them the most comprehensive set of congested area commercial flight permissions ever granted in the UK. As owners …

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DJI launch ground-breaking Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI launch ground-breaking Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom Hot off the back of their “See the Bigger Picture” event in New York yesterday, we can now reveal that DJI have released the newest additions to the Mavic Series, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. With both being labelled as ‘firsts’ for …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Drone

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Drone So, you’re thinking about buying a drone? Of course you are – smart move. And why wouldn’t you? They’re fantastic in every way (we’re totally not biased). With the drone market continuing to go from strength to strength, there is now a drone for everyone and every …

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The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY

The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY Here’s everything you need to know about the regulation amendments: A new set of laws regarding drones have come into force today – affecting a number of areas of the Air Navigation Order (ANO 2016) that can now be cited as the Air Navigation …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Drone Geofencing

A Beginner’s Guide to Drone Geofencing Drones come with all types of smart features nowadays, but one of the most important features that you might not know drones have is called ‘geofencing’. Geofencing can be used in a number of different ways and as you know, here at Uplift Drones, we’re all about helping you, …

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Amazon Receives Patent for Hijack-proof Delivery Drones

Amazon Receives Patent for Hijack-proof Delivery Drones Amazon has finally received a patent for hijack-proof delivery drones, two years after first filing one. The American electronic commerce and cloud computing company filed a patent under the title “Hostile takeover avoidance of unmanned vehicles” two years ago which was finally approved last week. According to reports …

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Choosing The Best Drone For You

Choosing The Best Drone For You So you want to find the best drone for you? Well, buying a drone can be a big commitment – there’s so much techy terminology floating about that it can confuse even the experts. Here at Uplift Drones, we want to make sure you make the right decision before …

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Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know

Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know Have you just bought or are looking to buy your first drone? If so, it’s important to remember that while drones are fantastic to use, there are still drone regulations and laws that need to be followed to operate them safely in public spaces. …

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Vodafone Develops Drone Detection System

Vodafone Develops Drone Detection System British telecommunications giant Vodafone have reportedly developed a drone detection system in the hope of stopping rogue devices from interfering with buildings, including power plants and prisons. As drone technology continues to improve, several organisations have voiced their concern about the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) causing security risks …

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5 Reasons to Train with Uplift Drones

Thinking of Commercial Drone Training? Here’s 5 Reasons to Train with Uplift Drones That’s it, you’ve made the decision to get your CAA Permission of Commercial Operations (PfCO). You’re one step closer to becoming a commercial drone pilot. But with the drone industry continuing to grow at an astonishing rate, more and more companies are …

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Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro – The Great Debate

Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro – The Great Debate It’s a question often asked by many filmmakers and editors – which is the best video editor, Final Cut or Adobe Premiere? Well, there is no real definitive answer. Both undoubtedly have their strong points and their weaknesses as well, but the question should …

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The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations

The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations Background On the 28th of June the European Council adopted new aviation safety rules – The “basic regulation” as it is known will bring all UAS under 150kg under the EASA regulations, rather than member states or National Aviation Authorities. The …

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ACE announce partnership that will bring a ‘new standard in remote UAV Inspection for the oil & gas industry’

ACE announce partnership that will bring a ‘new standard in remote UAV Inspection for the oil & gas industry’ UK-based aerial inspection specialists Air Control Entech (ACE) have announced a new strategic partnership with global provider of survey for oil and gas TRAC Oil & Gas in a move they feel will mark the ‘beginning …

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Uplift Drones Announce New Business Leasing Partnership for Corporate Drone Financing

Uplift Drones Announce New Business Leasing Partnership for Corporate Drone Financing Uplift Drones are proud to announce our brand-new business leasing service – in association with Bluestar Leasing. One of the biggest misconceptions about leasing is that it is only offered to businesses that can afford to pay outright, but that is simply just not …

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SAVE £200 on Drone Equipment when you book a Drone Training Course with Uplift

SAVE £200 on Drone Equipment when you book a Drone Training Course with Uplift Update: This offer ends 10.09.2018. We all love a good bargain, don’t we? Well, here at Uplift we know just how to treat our customers with a drone equipment deal. To celebrate our recent name change from Uplift Drone Training to …

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Pix4D Expand UAV Operations with Pix4Dfields

Pix4D Expand UAV Operations with Pix4Dfields Pix4D has announced that its first fully dedicated drone mapping service for the agriculture industry – Pix4Dfields – is now live. The Advanced photogrammetry software company first announced the idea in March and has worked alongside farmers, agronomists and breeders to produce a product they feel can provide for …

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