On the 5th November 2019 the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) opened its registration service for drone pilots in the UK.
The CAA drone registration service requires those who own or fly a drone in the UK to register and pass an online safety test.
The report’s main focus is to begin to prepare UK airspace for the growing commercial drone industry and allow it to operate safely and effectively, whilst not posing undue risks to other air and ground users
Here at SOARIZON by Thales we’re passionate about emerging technologies and how they can help solve real life problems. One of the most influential recent advances has been the rise of location phenomenon what3words.
As part of our open innovation ethos SOARIZON® by Thales recently worked with Essex Police Drone Unit, alongside Essex Search and Rescue and SkyBound Rescuer to run a simulated rapid response operation utilising drones to locate a vulnerable missing person.
It is often the smallest of technological developments that make the largest impact on society and culture: books, telephones, personal computers. In keeping with homo sapiens need to know and thirst for knowledge, they usually help spread information more quickly.
Led by Ben Orcan, our very own Open Innovations Manager, the objective was clear, how could we establish a market pull for this innovative new feature set. The answer? Well to climb the United Kingdom's second highest mountain peak at the crack of dawn and do some filming, of course!