The new regulations regarding small unmanned aircraft in UK airspace has opened doors for many flights that were previously only possible under exemptions and authorisations, especially with lighter aircraft. The Mini 2 is a fantastic tool that I am delighted to add to the toolbox.
The Boyne Bridge, a stunning, cable-stayed bridge spanning the River Boyne on the county borders of Louth & Meath in Ireland was one of my main motivators for getting my first drone! Every time I drove up the M1, I wished I could get an aerial photo of it.
My main work at the time took me out of Ireland for most of the year, but finally, in 2019, I got my shots! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!Read more “Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge”
Dunamase or The Rock of Dunamase is a rocky outcrop in the townland of Dunamase in County Laois, Ireland. The rock, 46 metres above a flat plain, has the ruins of Dunamase Castle, a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period with a view across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.Read more “Rock of Dunamase”
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Andy, one of the volunteers keeping Magpie Mill beautiful and safe. He was busy giving up his time to fix a grill on one of the mine-shafts that had been vandalised but was still more than happy to give up even more of his time to explain the fascinating history behind the best surviving example of a 19th-century lead mine in Derbyshire to me.Read more “Magpie Mine”
Blackpool has switched off the illuminations for the first time since 1939 – last turned off at the outbreak of the Second World War. Although Blackpool Tower, which, according to Blackpool Council, has “become a symbol of hope and optimism throughout this pandemic”, remains lit.Read more “Blackpool (un)Illumination”
As much as the branding suggests that this operation is one man and his drone, many missions have huge involvement from a lot of other parties – observers, camera operators, marshals etc. Let me explain with a few examples. These are just hypothetical scenarios and the actual number of people required will be discovered during the initial site survey.Read more “How many people does it take to fly a drone mission?”