To the untrained eye, ultralight aircraft, with their small body and minimal construction can seem like a dangerous option for pilots. There are plenty of scary stories about how these seemingly flimsy planes are deathtraps that all respectable pilots should avoid.
However, many experienced fliers insist that these machines don’t deserve their bad reputation as a dangerous craft. Many are eager to highlight that any blame for accidents lies with the pilot, not the plane. Continue reading →
Popular Ultralight Aircraft
A microlight is a type of an aircraft designed to carry not more than two persons. Although the operating weight and speed differ depending on countries, the maximum take-off operating limit is 450kg in Europe.
There are several aircraft which qualifies as ultralights and this depends on their constructional design. In fact, with the advancement in technology, an ultra-light drone has recently been developed with a fixed wing and with a digitally stabilized HD camera. Keep on reading!
Europe’s civil drone rules
As drones evolve from military to civilian use in Europe and more so the wider world, they are soon populating the airspace and as such, rules and regulations that govern their use must be formulated to regulate them.
Drones hold the promise of handling our everyday day operations without the intervention of humans.
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Flying an Ultralight
Ultralight flying is arguably the most growing segment of aviation in Europe. This is so because of the low cost as compared to other types of aircraft.
In fact, basic ultralights such as the gliders, ultralights such as the gliders, ultralights such as the gliders, powered parachutes and trikes are quickly growing due to the popularity of aerial recreational activities as well as for sports.
Learning to fly is one of the most exciting things to do and therefore gaining good training is the key to your success as well as your safety. Keep on reading!
Apart from drones having been used before for military operations, it has revolutionized itself in recent years and is now capable of performing quite a number of tasks. The economic potential of this gadget is stunning and it is continuing to evolve.
In Europe, drone photography has really changed the face of photography immensely. It has taken photography to a whole new level and this is expected to develop further as new technologies emerge.
Both professional photographers, as well as hobbyists, are turning to drones for aerial photography and capturing those breathtaking videos and pictures from an angle beyond human reach. Some of the uses of drone photography that have revolutionized mainstream photography in Europe are as follows:
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Drones in Rescue Missions
In recent years, the use of drones for commercial operations has increased significantly. Some of the areas the use of drones has been applied to involve areas as diverse as agriculture, filmmaking, land survey, delivery, drone photography just to mention but a few.
In Europe, advancements in drone/UAV technologies have increased to the degree that they can be used today as a quick response for rescue missions. In fact, some popular camera drones are being used for rescue and law enforcement today.
This has transformed the way first rescue missions and civil protection mission will operate in the future. Not only will drones help first responders in making certain decisions, but drone videos relayed back will provide rescue personnel with precise aerial perspectives of the scene of interest. Continue reading →
Steps to get the pilot’s license in Europe
The use of Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV) has greatly grown in Europe and recently it has entered the civil market and hence opening a new chapter in the aviation history.
With its spontaneous growth, drones technologies are now carving a niche in the European aeronautical industry. As a result, the European commission has stepped in to develop a strategy to support the progressive growth of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). Keep on reading!
Hiring a drone in Europe
As the use of drone technologies intensifies, many people are now employing the services of drones for all sorts of commercial applications.
They are extremely flexible gadgets that can be used in areas where it would have been otherwise not safe to access.
Moreover, the ability to carry a variety of payloads makes it an exceptionally powerful tool that can be used for drone photography in memorable events such as weddings. Keep on reading!
Guide to Ultralight Flying in Europe
In the European Union (EU), the aviation industry has continued to develop so immensely. The industry prides itself on a vast range of airplanes to choose from.This ranges from the smallest aircraft such as drones to the largest commercial airlines.
One of the most popular aircraft in use today are the ultra-lights, just like the way hiring a drone in Europe is easy, and so is the ultra-light. Keep on reading!
Best Drone Buying Guide
Owning a drone or a quad-copter has become commonplace nowadays, these modern technology gadgets can be used for quite a number of operations ranging from delivery services, flying for fun as well as surveillance purposes.
Drones can present a fresh view of the world from a completely new perspective when used to take aerial photographs as well as videos. Keep on reading!
An ultralight aircraft refers to a class of lightweight aircraft usually consisting of 1 or 2 seat capacity and with a fixed wing.
Although the speed limits and operating weights of this aircraft differ depending on countries, in Europe the definition of an ultralight, limits it’s take-off weight to 450kg.
The maximum stalling speed limit is 65km/h and therefore, it means this kind of aircraft has a low landing speed as well as a short landing roll. Keep on reading!
Europe’s Drones Flying Regulation
In recent years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) otherwise commonly known as drones has increased drastically for both commercial and private leisure use.
UAVs unlike the remote-controlled traditional model aircraft that has been in use with hobbyists for many years are fitted with video cameras.
As such operating drones may pose a greater risk to the general public as well as other aircraft as there are no well-established guidelines for their operation. Keep on reading!