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DJI Launch Terra Drone Mapping Tool

DJI has launched DJI Terra, a new software tool that enables drone data to be transformed into digital 3D models and maps for easy analysis and decision making. DJI Terra enables businesses and organizations using DJI drone technology to capture, visualize and analyze aerial images for a wide variety of applications across the public safety, … Continued

29th March 2019

CAA Training Case Study: PurpleBee Productions

The COPTRZ team recently had the pleasure of catching up with Chris McGonigle, a previous COPTRZ CAA PfCO student and owner of PurpleBee Productions, a commercial drone services business. Read on to find out what Chris told us about what life is like as a commercial drone pilot and the success he’s already achieved since … Continued

12th March 2019


If you have invested or are thinking about investing in a thermal camera, you’ll want to get the most efficient results from its use. So, here are the top five things to bear in mind when setting up your camera. Resolution When setting up your thermal camera, you must ensure the IR resolution is suitable … Continued

26th February 2019

Introducing the UK’s Only PfCO Drone Training Course for Surveying and Construction

Professional drone training is an essential part of incorporating drones into any business and courses vary depending on the provider. Here at COPTRZ, we’ve been providing drone training at the highest level since the PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) was first made mandatory for commercial drone users. A four-day course, the standard PfCO course covers … Continued

19th February 2019

Win a Mavic a Month when you do your PfCO CAA Drone Training through COPTRZ

Book your drone training course through Coptrz this month and you’ll be automatically entered into a free prize draw every month. The odds on winning this prize are extremely short in any given month. If you don’t win in the first month, your entry will be rolled over into the following 2 months, giving early … Continued

5th February 2019

Drones for powerline surveys

Cheaper, Faster, Safer – Powerline Surveys with the Matrice 210 RTK By their very nature, power lines are hazardous and difficult to inspect. Up to 400 KV of electrical current running through millions of miles of cables at a height of around 55m, connecting communities and businesses around the world. Our reliance on electricity is … Continued

31st January 2019

DJI Phantom 4 RTK Firmware Update Note

In order to improve flight safety and user experience, DJI has updated the firmware for Phantom 4 RTK. Please read the following notice. What’s New? Added support for the remote controller without a built-in display for use with Mobile SDK apps. Added Timed Shooting mode in Photogrammetry and Linear Flight operations. Added the option in … Continued

25th January 2019

Policing the skies. New powers to punish drone misuse.

There are perhaps two key areas to address first and foremost in light of the announcement that the government will be issuing new powers to the police in order to “better enforce drone misuse and clamp down on malicious behaviour”. Firstly, while it might not have been entirely coincidental that the news broke a matter … Continued

22nd January 2019