Coventry’s urban airport

Coventry’s urban airport

In January 2021 it was reported that a pop up urban airport to showcase flying cars and drones was planned to open in Coventry before the end of 2021. The zero emission hub called Air One is to be located close to the Ricoh Arena in the north of the city. It is being...
Skies without limits

Skies without limits

The growing use of drones in UK airspace has shown potential positives and downsides. Many businesses have benefitted but there remains apprehension amongst the public who are concerned about their implications for privacy and safety. In 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers...
Drone surveying

Drone surveying

Surveying land with a drone offers enormous potential to GIS professionals. With a drone it is possible to carry out topographic surveys of the same quality as the highly accurate measurements collected by traditional methods, but in a fraction of the time. This...
Drone racing

Drone racing

Drone racing is now an established sport both in the UK and worldwide. In the UK 4 pilots each flying a racing drone compete around a course of flags and obstacles. It is a sport open to all and readily accessible as racing drones are now relatively simple and can be...
Food delivery by drone?

Food delivery by drone?

In April 2021 the Food Navigator website reported that UK based start up company sees.ai was given approval by the CAA to trial test deliveries by drone. This allowed the company to fly drones with a payload ‘beyond visual line of sight’ (BVLOS) at 3 sites...
Drones and farming

Drones and farming

The use of drones in the agricultural industry is growing steadily as part of an effective approach to sustainable farming. Crop monitoring by drones and using that data to plan and make improvements has increased as it is a more efficient use of resources than the...