Category Archives for "Commerical Drones"
As any PPL (Private Pilots Licence) holder knows one of the most important things he or she must do when conducting flights is to avoid restricted or controlled airspace into which the pilot is not allowed due to the privilege limitations of the licence held. In layman’s terms this means a private pilot has to stay outside of designated areas centred upon major and some minor airports. The pilot will have learnt this as part of the PPL syllabus, but nevertheless controlled airspace infringements continue to occur for a variety of reasons; navigation error in flight, poor flight planning, use of out of date charts etc. Drone or sUAV pilots need to observe and adhere to the same regulations and the DJI Phantom 2 No Fly Zone feature that will be good news to both quadcopter flyers and aviation authorities all over the world.
If you stop a person in the street and ask them what they know about drones they are likely to mention the use of drones by the military, or perhaps they’ll call to mind their use in surveillance. However, increasing numbers of people are becoming aware of their many uses in civilian life and for commercial purposes. The range of drones now in existence is so great that there are many ways in which to categorise them, so in this post we’re going to look at some of those drone categories in the UK.
2014 might just be the year that goes down in history as the year in which civilian and commercial drone usage really took off (pun intended, and it won’t be the last time it’s used). With this in mind we’ve compiled this list of 10 commercial uses for drones, but we expect to expand this tenfold in the months to come.
Look to the skies, the drones are coming!