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Using Time Productively! – June Blog Update

Well, it has been about a month since the last post so here is June’s blog update on what has been going on. At a time of uncertainty, we have been using time productively. As always, we’ve update our Gallery with some of our latest work.

drone operation in Chelmsford

We’re still in this strange time, and despite lockdown starting to ease, it is going to be a lone time before we’re back to (the new) normal. We, a have you I’m sure, have been showing our thanks and appreciation for all the doctors, nurses and key workers. Spotlight Sound have been showing their support by lighting a few local buildings and landmarks in Chelmsford blue. We helped out by providing our services of aerial photography and videography of these wonderful sights.

Unfortunately that is about as much as we have done this month! During this down time, we have tried to be productive. We’ve updated our Ops manual, procedures and insurance while renewing our permission from the CAA. This gives us another year of our PfCO, whatever the year brings. The EASA new regulations now postponed yet again til December. Having our PfCO will enable us to carry on, adapt to any new rules, and apply for new permission if needed.

Using Time Wisely…

We have also used this time to update software on our drones and devices. We don’t normally update software straight away. Despite beta testing, you can never guarantee new software updates will be perfect and free from bugs. That is why our procedures mean we wait a while before updating. That way, we can check if other users find any issues or bugs, and know that software is safe to use for commercial operations. Imagine how embarrassing it would be to say to a client onsite that you can not go ahead because the app has a bug!

We hope you are all doing well and not going too mad at home! How have you been using time productively? Make sure you all stay alert, control the virus, and save lives. And also stay safe!

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New Website – again!

Well, here’s attempt 2 at a website. This one actually seems to load which is a good start!

bradlife flying a drone

So, I’m Bradley. Also known by many people as BradLife, hence the name of this. I started off as a sound and lighting engineer. However my latest venture is making my hobby of photography and videography into a part of my career. After practice and determination, I got my Permission for Commercial Operations from the Civil Aviation Authority, meaning I can use reduced separation rules when flying a drone, and use this for commercial gains.

I did start making a website etc. about a year ago. Although due to being rather busy with other work, I never really finished it or pursued much drone and videography work.

Fast forward to now, and thanks to some strange times (if you’re reading this in the future, Covid-19!) I now have some time to sit down, do it properly, and even write a blog for it. So, here it is. bradlife.co.uk. A website that loads in a sensible time. With content. A good start with a plan of moving forward.

These are uncertain times. And it could be a brilliant time to start something new. Or it could be the worse time to take a dive into the unknown. Who knows. One thing is for sure; expect some break taking, exciting content to come soon. Don’t know if that will be from me or someone else, but I’m sure it will come at some point!

I, like many of you I’m sure, am starting to get bored at home. I just want to go out, discover new places, and start filming again. Instead, this is the perfect time to catch up on paperwork, organisation and maintenance. Hopefully this will start paving the curb of the path ahead. I guess for now its just a waiting game…

Stay safe everyone, stay home and save lives!