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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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Cranfield University announces plans for world-leading research role in Autonomous Systems and AI

Cranfield University announces plans for world-leading research role in Autonomous Systems and AI Last week, Cranfield University published plans for the Professorship in Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Sponsored by technology leader BAE Systems, the esteemed research leadership role aims to combine advanced research in UAV’s, Space and AI. Julia Sutcliffe, Chief Technology Officer, BAE …

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Uplift Drones introduces ‘Online PfCO’ CAA drone training course

Uplift Drones introduces ‘Online PfCO’ CAA drone training course Last week, we launched the newest addition to our distinguished drone training portfolio, the Online PfCO course. The Online PfCO is an all-inclusive, CAA approved drone training course that leads to the student’s NQE recommendation for the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). Created by our expert …

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How to Fly a Drone: Hovering and Moving Around

How to Fly a Drone: Hovering and Moving Around Just bought your new drone? Well congratulations! Your new drone comes with a whole host of exciting features and capabilities but there are several questions you may have before your first recreational flight – and with our new How to Fly a Drone Series for novice …

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5 Camera Drone Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Five Easy Camera Drone Mistakes & How to Avoid Making Them When you’ve just bought your first camera drone it can be difficult to instantly get the perfect picture. With so many camera settings and other things going on with your brand-new drone, it’s easy to get confused and make mistakes. Well don’t worry, it …

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How to Fly a Drone: Take-off and Landing

How to Fly a Drone: Take-off and Landing Just bought your new drone? Well congratulations! Your new drone comes with a whole host of exciting features and capabilities but there are several questions you may have before your first recreational flight – and with our new How to Fly a Drone Series for novice drone …

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DJI Mavic 2 Firmware Update

How to Update your DJI Mavic 2 Firmware Here at Uplift, we know we drone on (punny) about how we want to help – but we really do mean it, so we’re all about giving a helping hand where we can. We know that Firmware updates can be frustrating – so we’ve broken them down …

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How to Fly a Drone: Learning the Controls

How to Fly a Drone: Learning the Controls Just bought your new drone? Well congratulations! Your new drone comes with a whole host of exciting features and capabilities but there are several questions you may have before your first flight – and with our new How to Fly a Drone Series for novice drone pilots, …

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Plans for world’s first indoor surveillance drone revealed

Plans for world’s first indoor surveillance drone revealed Two of Europe’s top tech companies have partnered together to reportedly power the world’s first-ever indoor autonomous surveillance drone system. The unmanned machine prototype is reportedly able to carry out its own patrol route through corridors and different rooms of a building, while monitoring aspects of the …

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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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DJI Spark Firmware Update with DJI GO 4

How to update your DJI Spark firmware Here at Uplift, we know we drone on (punny) about how we want to help – but we really do mean it, we’re all about giving a helping hand when we can. We know that Firmware updates can be frustrating– so we’ve broken them down for you into …

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Best Drones to take on Holiday

Best Drones to take on Holiday We all love taking holiday snaps when we’re away, and what better camera to take away with you than a brand-new drone! But which drone is best to buy for your travels? Well that depends on what you specifically want it for. But fear not there is a drone …

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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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Best Camera Drones for Photography in 2018

Best Camera Drones for Photography in 2018 Camera drones have opened up whole new avenues to aerial photography and in video, television and social media – but which one is best for you? What is a camera drone? Camera drones are exactly what it says on the tin – drones – or Unmanned Air Systems …

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DJI Ronin-S Firmware Update with PC

DJI Ronin-S Firmware Update with PC In the final part of our four-part Ronin-S’ Spotlight series; here’s our step-by-step guide how to update the stabiliser’s firmware. Before using the Ronin-S make sure to assemble and balance the stabiliser. You can find our guide on how to balance the Ronin-S here. Also ensure that it has …

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Ronin-S: Operations

Ronin-S Operations Ahead of the much-anticipated Ronin S release, we’re breaking down the ins and outs of DJI’s first ever single-handed stabiliser for DSLR’s. Next up is the final part of our Ronin-S In The Spotlight series; a step-by-step guide on the stabiliser’s Basic Operations. Before using the Ronin-s make sure to assemble and balance …

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