Tag: Drone Careers

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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Best Drones for Beginners

Best Drones for Beginners So, you’ve made the decision to invest in a drone? Good call. Not only can it give you endless hours of fun and enjoyment, it can also potentially be the start of your new career! But with the choices seemingly endless it can be difficult to know which specific drone to …

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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 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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BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment

BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a drafted document – named BS 9122 – for public comment outlining a new standard of specifications for drone users in the hope of improving standards across the UK drone industry. The BSI, alongside other organisations such as the Engineering …

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CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar

CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar So, you’re thinking of flying a drone commercially? Great! But before you get started, there are a few things that you must do first; book a CAA drone training course, pass a few tests, and write an Operations Manual – you know, the usual. …

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CAA Announces Changes to the UAS Applications Process: Everything You Need to Know

Overview Today, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced they are introducing a new and improved online application process for unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The aim is to clarify the process to customers whilst improving their own productivity (thus reducing wait time and delays for customers) by moving the …

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Drones in Infrastructure: Network Rail

Drones in Infrastructure: Network Rail Modern drone solutions have become an integral part of the safe inspection, management and repair of the UK’s infrastructure, with industry leaders Network Rail paving the way. Here we explore how Network Rail have successfully integrated SUAs into their Air Operations Team. Who are Network Rail? Network Rail own the …

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A Higher Perspective: The Interview

As one of our first customers, and certainly most memorable, Paul Duvall made a lasting impression on the Uplift Drone Training team. With his infectious personality and unrivalled passion to develop his talent into the aerial realm, we knew he was going places! Paul received our recommendation to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for …

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EASA Releases Proposal of New Regulatory Framework for UK Drone Operators

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently released their official Opinion on the previous Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA). This is in relation to the Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories. The remit of EASA will be “extended to cover the regulation of …

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Drones in Construction: Exploring what Drone Solutions mean for the Construction Industry

Construction and surveying are predicted as the biggest growth markets for drone technology. Already widely integrated in the US’ construction industry, the UK is following closely behind. The construction industry plays a major role in our economy; according to the Government Construction Strategy 2016-20, ‘In 2014 construction output was £103 billion, 6.5% of GDP, and …

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What is a “Drone Licence” and do I (or my company) need one?

What is a Drone Licence? First of all, it’s important to point out that a ‘drone licence’ doesn’t actually exist in the UK, as this can be misleading. However, the term is regularly coined by those who don’t know how better to describe the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) – as its full name …

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Why Commercial Drone Operators are Realising the Importance of the OSC Volume 3

Image Source: DJI In recent years, we’ve increasingly seen businesses getting to grips with the fact that modern drone solutions can save them time, money and manpower whilst improving health & safety procedures. Industry giants such as Balfour Beatty, BT, Shell and the BBC, plus multiple UK Police Forces including Devon & Cornwall and Derbyshire …

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How Drone Qualifications Can Benefit Your Media Career

Drones are used more and more for commercial purposes these days, and the media world is where they are most prominent. If you currently work in video or photography drone training could be a huge benefit to your career. Many industries have been affected by the evolution of technology, and the media industry — whether …

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Seeking a New Career Path? A Drone Flying Course Could Be the Answer

Thanks to modern technology, new career paths are being created every day. One of the newest and most exciting is that of a professional drone pilot. Of course, you’ll need to start somewhere — and drone flying courses are the ideal first step. We are fortunate to live in an era where there are opportunities …

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Increased Female Interest in Drone Training Spells Good News for the Industry

Although the opportunities in the drone industry are equal in regards to gender, the fact remains that male pilots have dominated it. This was until recently when we noticed the increase in female drone training participants, which is an excellent sign for the industry. Every industry, hobby, or sport has had to have the gender …

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