Droneflight establishes specialist drone training division – DronePartners

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SmallLogoAfter providing drone training services and support consulting for over 3 years Droneflight has established a specialist training division.  In the past Droneflight has worked with a number of different NQE’s to deliver ground school training to our clients we decided we needed to establish our own NQE to make the drone ground school more relevant to the needs of new operators.  Our training team is not without a strong heritage in this area with John Moreland the former Chief Operating Officer at EuroUSC joining as our training manager.  John has personally delivered over 200 ground schools and supported many of the existing NQEs.  Our trainers include highly experienced drone pilots who have operated demanding COMAH Tier 1 sites, off shore and with the emergency services.

With DronePartners we have addressed, head on, the CAA’s requirement to assess pilots in the context of their operations with different levels of flight test and flying locations that include semi-congested areas and a COMAH Tier 1 site.

“It’s really important that new entrants to the drone market get training delivered by real practitioners with the real world experience that provides the students the best possible start.  You can literally have a ground school tutor who is trained on PIX4D, as a Thermographer, with off shore experience, you can ask students can ask those real world questions they need answers to.” – Andrew Griffiths, Managing Director, Droneflight.

To find out more visit the website.

New powers for police to address illegal and unsafe use of drones

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Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation

The draft Drone Bill, which will be published next spring, will give officers the right to order operators to ground drones where necessary. Officers will also be able to seize drone parts to prove it has been used to commit an offence.

New measures will also make it mandatory for drone owners to register to improve accountability. And drone operators will be required to use apps – so they can access the information needed to make sure any planned flight can be made safely and legally.

Banning all drones from flying above 400 feet or near airports could also form part of the new regulations.

For more on this story visit Gov UK site

Say no to Spec

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An entertaining take on saying no to spec work… an antiquated practice that’s expensive, time-consuming, stressful. And, let’s face it – it’s essentially an institutionalized way of getting us to work for free.

Creating Rangoli – The Bowes Museum

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Earlier in June, Bowes Museum ran a successful Kickstarter campaign  to create an Indian Rangoli in their entrance for the opening of ‘Celebrating Ganesha’.

Indian artist, Mrs Raj Rani and her son, Rahul, were joined by backers, volunteers, children and staff to create this amazing piece of Indian art, using lentils, rice, pasta and peas. We were delighted to be asked to put a short piece of film together to record this extraordinary event, we even got to join in a bit at the end!

Celebrating Ganesha, creating a Rangoli from Droneflight on Vimeo.

Fire Service Training College – Earthquake Rescue

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Took the Zenith to the Fire Services Training College, they have a fantastic mock earthquake arena, perfect for showing off the Duple Vista IR/Visible light camera. We were able to find our “victim” hiding in all the rubble, while keeping the commanders up to speed thanks to the HD downlink.

Primetech also were on hand to demonstrate their  MultiNet Comms system which can deliver live video over satellite anywhere in the world.

Zenith and Multinet Earthquake Search from Droneflight on Vimeo.