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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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Scottish Climber Rescued Thanks to the Help of DJI Mavic Drone in Himalayas

Scottish Climber Rescued Thanks to the Help of DJI Mavic Drone in Himalayas A Scottish climber that spent 36 hours alone near a Himalayan mountain’s summit has been rescued thanks to the help of a DJI Mavic drone. 63-year-old Rick Allen had been feared dead after falling from an ice cliff when returning from a …

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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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Uplift Drones Launch New Price Match Promise Scheme

Uplift Drones Launch New Price Match Promise Scheme Here at Uplift Drones, we pride ourselves on always trying to provide the best experience for our customers, as without you, where would we be? And while we think that we already provide some of the best prices around, because we want to continue giving the best …

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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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DJI’s ‘See The Bigger Picture’ Event Delayed Following Mavic Pro II ‘Leak’

DJI ‘See The Bigger Picture’ Event Delayed Following Mavic Pro II ‘Leak’ DJI continue to amaze us with the drones they produce year after year. And when the company announced an exclusive event last month, we were all hoping this was the date we would finally get to see the highly anticipated DJI Mavic Pro …

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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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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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Australia Invests £3.9 billion in High-Tech Drones

Australia Invests £3.9 billion in High-Tech Drones Australia is set to invest more than £3.9 billion (AUS$7 billion) to purchase and develop high-tech drones (US) to monitor waters including the South China Sea. According to reports, the drones – which are high-altitude, long endurance aircrafts – can support missions for up to 24 hours and …

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Drones could fix Britain’s pothole problem in the future, scientist suggests

Drones could fix Britain’s pothole problem in the future, scientist suggests Scientists have predicted that Britain’s roads could be fixed and repaired by an army of drones in the future – saying the operation could be performed in ‘about a minute.’ According to University College London Professor, Mark Miodownik, the innovative idea would see a …

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Drone Users Advised to Stop Flying their Drones over Moorland Fire

Drone Users Advised to Stop Flying their Drones over Moorland Fire Lancashire Fire Service have told drone users in the county to stop flying their drones over the enormous moorland fire to avoid a potential collision with helicopters trying to tackle the blaze. According to the service, three drones have been sighted over the blaze …

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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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Japanese company invents ‘hands-free’ drone umbrella

Japanese company invents ‘hands-free’ drone umbrella Have you ever been shading yourself from the sun and found yourself needing to use your hands for another something but can’t because you’ve holding your parasol? We’ve certainly all been there… Well, never fear because Japanese company Asahi Power Service may just have solved the problem which has …

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Facebook Ditches Plans to Build Internet Drones

Facebook Ditches Plans to Build Internet Drones Facebook has announced that they are ditching plans to build passenger-jet sized drones which would provide wireless internet to the developing world. Named the Aquila project, Facebook had planned to build the solar-powered drones as part of their internet.org project, which had a stated goal of “connecting the …

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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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British Army set to test ‘new drone prototype’ in November

British Army set to test ‘new drone prototype’ in November The UK’s new Army chief Mark Carleton-Smith has warned that Britain must place ‘big bets’ on high tech warfare such as drones in order to protect the country from cyber-attacks. It comes after the Lieutenant-General – who replaced General Sir Nick Carter last month — …

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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 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 Uplift Drones we have a …

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