Hiring drones for private and commercial events is becoming increasingly popular due to the unique aerial perspectives that drones can bring to video and photography.
However, hiring a drone operator can be a risky business.
You want to be sure that the operator is a qualified and licensed drone pilot, who also has comprehensive liability insurance.
A brand-new UK organisation aims to help with this.
Drone Safe Register is compiling a first-of-its-kind public directory listing skilled, professional drone operators. The organisation plans to match legal drone pilots with those parties seeking aerial photography services. A worthy goal for sure.
Take a look now at their introductory video:
For further information DroneSafeRegister.org.uk
Let us know what you think - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly :)
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@Nigel - thanks for taking the time to review and all good feedback...yes DSR needs to get the model right maybe a freemium type model and then detail out any costs for vetting pilot(s).
You forgot to mention the £150/year fee...
The danger is that if you haven't got a 'DSR Pilot Card' some people will think you can't be legal.
It's a nice idea, but the business model is wrong.
It should be free to go on the list, but chargeable for other services.