EXCLUSIVE: DJI VP calls on drone professionals to have input on regulation and labels UK as “friendly place for drones”

DJI’s vice president for policy and legal affairs has called on drone pilots in the UK to get involved with local and regional governments on regulation and legislation. In an exclusive interview with CDP at AirWorks, Brendan Schulman stressed how important it was for users to show the good they are doing with drones. Schulman, a prominent drone and aviation lawyer before he began his work at DJI, said: “I think we are doing well but it’s a lot of hard work and effort but of course it is always helpful to have the actual users engaged and talking to
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EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall drone company sets eyes on the future following business award nomination

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Tom Wadsworth, director at Badwolf Horizon, has been shortlisted for two awards in the West Morning News Business Awards next month. The company has been nominated for ‘Best Digital Innovation in Tourism’ and ‘Digital Rising Star’ in the awards set to be hosted at Crowne Plaza in Plymouth on November 22. Speaking exclusively to Commercial Drone Professional, Wadsworth is hoping the exposure from the awards will help take his company to an international level. He said: “We are continuously developing this technology. We analyse the feedback from clients and viewers from every flight we complete, in order to see how
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EXCLUSIVE: Skyports MD thinks UK could see passenger drones sooner rather than later

Managing director of Skyports, Duncan Walker, believes the UK could see passenger carrying drones sooner rather than later, and they could come even before drone delivery services. In an exclusive interview with Commercial Drone Professional, Walker gave his insight on the current state of the industry and went into detail on what Skyports is doing here in the UK and abroad. Skyports is a London-based infrastructure company that has installed 15 ‘Skyports’ already in the capital, as preparation for the emerging drone market. The company’s plan is to make congested cities ready for when the drone market takes off with
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Drone Dragon Peter Jones wants to bring UAV tech to forefront of UK market

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Peter Jones has continued to fuel his passion for drones following his Dragon’s Den investment last month, it has been confirmed. Following his decision to go into business with the Drone Safe Register, Jones wants to bring drones to the forefront of the UK’s plans going forward. On its website, the DSR confirmed that Jones still has a personal level of involvement with the company and has continued to take time out of his busy schedule to work with the brand. He said: “I already live within the world of drone technology as I own the biggest supplier of drones
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EXCLUSIVE: Dragons’ Den drone founder has no regrets about giving away double the equity he planned to

Mark Boyt, the founder of Drone Safe Register, has revealed how the success of Dragons’ Den has taken his company to the next level and justified his decision to give away significantly more equity than he originally wanted to.   Drone Safe Register (DSR) appeared on Dragons’ Den on Sunday night and successfully received backing from Peter Jones. Jones had to overcome tough competition from fellow Dragons’ Jenny Campbell and Tej Lalvani to secure the £60,000 investment for a 40% share in the business, valuing the company at £150,000. Boyt had only hoped to give away 20% of the business, but
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