Drones retailer DronesDirect.co.uk has committed to a new Customer Charter, offering consumers free drone pilot training, safe flying demonstrations and responsible piloting briefings.
Conducted using the best practice guidelines from the Civil Aviation Authority, the Huddersfield-based retailer is also working with leading drone manufacturers to provide tailored training events for drone owners.
The UK’s interest in drones has risen 32 per cent in the past 12 months according to Google trends data, and DronesDirect.co.uk enjoyed its best ever sales month for April 2016.
“It’s important that everyone who owns or operates a drone considers their own safety and that of others, and practices responsible, legal flying," said Tim Morley, business unit manager at DronesDirect.co.uk.
"We are committed to ensure drone owners are capable of using their new devices responsibly, no matter how large or small the drone in question, and in addition to providing details of the rules and guidance on drone usage on site, also provide free training in our purpose-built Flying Zone.
“Following recent headlines of the danger of drones, we want to educate and help consumers to fully understand their drone and how to fly responsibly before operating them in open spaces. Droning is no longer a hobby enjoyed solely by enthusiasts. As it becomes more commonplace it is increasingly vital that their use is considered and responsible, and that all pilots work within with the CAA guidelines.”
DronesDirect.co.uk also provide an online flying knowledge hub with advice on how to operate and enjoy drones once they are taken home.