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Drones for Utilities: Severn Trent Water

What is the future of drones for utilities? PWC, a major research body produced a commercial drone report that lay predictions for the drone market on a global scale. In their assessment of the global drone market ‘Clarity from Above’, PwC estimated commercial opportunities derived from UAV technology to be in excess of $127 billion. … Continued

30th August 2019

Top Thermal Camera’s for Inspection & Public Safety

Seeing the unseen through Thermal Camera’s can transform your aerial inspections Thermal cameras used for Inspections might not be anything particularly new, but having been a key aspect of aerial inspection work for decades the continued emergence of drone technology has dramatically increased the potential for everyday operators to make the most of this entirely … Continued

29th August 2019

COPTRZ Drone Detection System – DDaaS

COPTRZ DDaaS – Drone Detection as a Service The use of drones has grown tremendously over the past 2 years, both in hobbyist and commercial aspects. With the increasing number of drones taking to the skies, naturally, there is a growing concern for public safety, air traffic safety and privacy. In response, DJI, in partnership … Continued

19th August 2019

Pay As You Learn PfCO

To operate a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The COPTRZ CAA Drone Training Modular course will give you everything you need to apply for your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA. (otherwise known as a drone licence), but with … Continued

13th August 2019

WingtraOne over Ladybower

On the hottest day of 2019 so far the COPTRZ team took the WingtraOne PPK Fixed Wing VTOL Drone down to Ladybower Reservoir for a product demonstration with Severn Trent Water. History of Ladybower Reservoir Ladybower Reservoir is historically significant as the place Guy Gibson and his men trained for the raid on the dams … Continued

12th August 2019

Drones from Gimmick to Growth

How drones have evolved from hobbyist toys to big business   It doesn’t seem that long ago that the modern drone market could be seen as consisting of little more than cheap and cheerful toys. Or, at best, a rather more expensive and novel way for hobbyist photographers and videographers to add some more interesting … Continued

8th August 2019

Join the ‘Inner Circle’ for Commercial Drone Pilots

Join the ‘Inner Circle’ of Commercial Drone Pilots and leverage an incredible opportunity to learn from the experience, network and know-how of our founders, Steve Coulson and Paul Luen. Inner Circle is an exclusive group of Commercial Drone Pilots that have access to COPTRZ trainers and a peer support network. This group has an exclusive … Continued

31st July 2019

Moonrock give the nod to OFQUAL 5 Drone Pilots

Moonrock are the leading drone insurance provider in the UK and provide cost-effective, comprehensive insurance policies for commercial drone pilots. They won Insurance Product of The Year at the UK Drone Show and currently provide drone insurance policies for thousands of pilots. The business itself was founded by UAV Pilot and CEO Simon Ritterband after … Continued

29th July 2019