Getting Qualification for Commercial Drone work: Resource Group

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23 Comments

  1. Chris Simmonds on August 30, 2020 at 10:21 am

    None the less no matter how qualified you are, no matter how much official recognition you have no matter even how much insurance you have you are still flying a heavy chunk of metal around the sky. Currently as far as I can see you have no real effective fail safe to employ so that should your contraption fail, nothing will stop plummeting to earth at the risk life, limb and property. Nor can I see anything that will stop your big boys toy colliding with another drone, a power cable, a bird or tall structure again causing it to plummet to earth. Until triple redundancy fail is invented and installed together with SOTA collision avoidance technology and multi channel control I believe all commercial drones should be banned and a limit on size and weight of non-commercial fliers too. Also RC planes need looking at too, I saw a 1/4 scale Avro Lancaster video on YouTube virtually a light aircraft in size… nightmare 

  2. Chris Simmonds on August 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

    The thought of you guys losing a UAV over a populated area is a nightmare. I don’t think drones should be licensed to fly until the technology has been developed that will make them safe when they go astray, maybe some kind of parachute that will drop them to earth gently. Proximity sensors too so that they could never contect with an object. Plus many millions of public liability insurance. Nightmare that you guys can operate in the current rules of operations.

  3. Lee Common on August 30, 2020 at 10:30 am

    well I was thinking about getting into this stuff, but I’m now going completely off the idea, the regulations and costs involved are just ridiculous in this country, I understand about knowing about risks and the responsibility involved and there should be some kind of license maybe, but seriously it seems just like a money making scam having to pay all that money to be able to make a bit of money, its not like being a real pilot and flying several tons a machine about and anybody can go out and get a license to drive a car for a fraction of the costs and which could do much more damage if driven incorrectly and can also be used for making money. Taxes, regulations, restrictions, you can’t do this, you can’t do that, money, money, money, its sickening

  4. Black Phillip on August 30, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Dom, check out the latest South Park episode : The Magic Bush :D. It’s all about drones 🙂

  5. Jonathon Horner on August 30, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Big thanks.  Writing a Market Analysis report on drone flying as a job for uni and this was a big help. 🙂

  6. shooterboy2007 on August 30, 2020 at 10:40 am

    just what i was looking for after flying my phantom 2 and all the extra.s including laws and licensing ,,, cool
    nice one 🙂

  7. Steven Trueman on August 30, 2020 at 10:41 am

    I’ve just got halfway through your video , I need a pen and paper! I expected the course to be in depth but because of this video I will now buff up on the stuff you mentioned. thanks for the useful info.

  8. The Raven on August 30, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Really informative video. I had a DJI vision and uploaded a few videos on here. I’ve now sold it as I started thinking about how inexperienced I actually was and what could happen if, but more probably when, things go wrong. I think we’ve all been there as I remember thinking you was flying very close to property when you first got yours. Keep the great videos coming. Also love Edinburgh but why is it always so dam cold 😊

  9. Tom Parker on August 30, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Manual mode will be really difficult, save time and money by getting a flight simulator or putting a few hours on one you have already! It is a muscle memory skill constantly making changes based on how the craft is behaving, but it 100% worth learning. The number of brain farts you can have while learning is enormous; the Phoenix flight sim is particularly good and will keep you practiced in the winter.

  10. Jamie Watson on August 30, 2020 at 10:46 am

    It seems a bit strange when talking about some thing that should be given full focus on you should make this video as you are driving you car. Hope you don’t mind me saying this but it seem as though you missed the point of the course, take safety seriuosly.

  11. Digital Emotion on August 30, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Great video Dom! thanks. Regarding the training, is the test very strict at the end? in the sense of say passing a trucker’s driving test.. i.e..one slight hiccup and you fail, one lack of remembering a certain manoeuvre or procedure = instant fail?  or is it more like a motorcycle CBT test where they are more on your side and will help you get the job done? Reason I ask is £1600 is a lot of risk if it is extremely strict and slight human error may cost you the full amount? 

  12. RJMCTV on August 30, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Sorry if u already answered this – but what do you use to record you vlogs in your car video and sound) and how do you keep it so stable

  13. Gary Hooks on August 30, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Dom, I see you as a successful vlogger. Mainly because I really enjoy your videos and I have alerts for anytime you upload through any channel.  I’m addicted.

    Any tips?  I’m considering uploading some myself but just not sure I have anything to offer…

  14. DCAPImages on August 30, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Great video Dom, something I’m thinking about in the future so keep up the good work.

  15. matthewtatlock on August 30, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Have you completed the flight assessment now?

  16. zdrawex zdrava on August 30, 2020 at 11:01 am

    so what makes you ”pro” is licence or paying taxes for job…..someone who fly these things many years before someone else is  potentially dangerous because he didnt pay tax………what a greedy world we have here….i can bet it’s really something expensive because its something new and they want money so badly

  17. alex airlie on August 30, 2020 at 11:02 am

    what sounded like a fun hobby has just turned to boring officialdom and has turned me off.

  18. Mike Ramsay on August 30, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Great vid Dom, thanks. I’ve been looking at this course too but my business model is currently non existent, so paying for licence training and relicensing every year is overkill for hobbyist level. However the risk assessment issues are real for all of us, and maybe there needs to be a lower level/cost course for noncommercial users. Everyone flying these things needs to take them more seriously. The Gadget show didn’t help in the run up to Guy Fawkes playing with them filming fireworks at night and no safety comments.

  19. AV33 on August 30, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Great video and you give some great advice.  This should seriously be on Resource Group’s website!  You give a really good overview of the course.

  20. Official Emma Slater on August 30, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Dom great video full of facts thank you

  21. Jonathan Banks on August 30, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Great video (as usual) thanks Dom, I’m doing the course next month so having a bit of background after taking all the online course is really helpful!!!

  22. George Abernethy on August 30, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Self regulating ?????????? sounds likes Germany in 1933 (did you know this family is not the same as us) type of thing.

  23. colblimp on August 30, 2020 at 11:16 am

    That was really interesting, thanks for sharing your experience!

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