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Challenges using drone for Outside Broadcast Live TV broadcasts and Drone Newsgathering in South Africa

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Challenges with Drones for Live Broadcast OB Television
Drones are changing the way we do everything. Live Broadcast TV and Outside Broadcast are no different. Drones are able to give never before seen shots without the crazy high costs of helicopter hire.
BUT majority of drones are designed for hobbyists and not broadcasters and the demanding needs for quality and stability now limits the full integration and use into regular outside broadcast workflows.

The Dawn of DNG Live Broadcast Drone News Gathering in South Africa

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Drones are exploding with unique eye in the sky and Point of View (POV) shots for multiple different applications. Drones have changed the way broadcast TV does things. No longer are expensive helicopters required to get breath-taking shots. The Broadcast Drone is here.

Television news and reporting on news stories opens the new options for broadcast drone uses, with Drone News Gathering (DNG) reporting taking viewers to the action not possible to see before.

Live Broadcast Drones, bringing Professional Broadcast Quality, drone based solutions to Live Broadcast Television in South Africa

Live Broadcast Drone by Purple Turtle aviation uav drone services

Purple Turtle Aviation’s UAV and Drone Services South Africa is pleased to announce another 1st in the region in our Broadcast quality Professional Live Broadcast drone for Broadcast Television and high end tv/film shoots.

The current problem with many of the drones on the market is they lack many of the technical standards, quality and versatility required in the demining live broadcast TV production work flows. Because of this drone in live broadcasting have never really been taken seriously, Until our Live Broadcast TV drone.

Making UAV and Drone based services safer to other airspace users by Purple Turtle aviation UAV drone services.

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With the rise of drones the biggest challenge that has emerged is how to secure the airspace drones share with aircraft, helicopters and airlines.
Since the dawn of aviation airspace has been segregated for safety and has worked pretty well over the history of aviation with controlled airspace as well as uncontrolled airspace where pilots talk to each other on Airband radios to control themselves and maintains operation from each other visually to ensure maximum airspace safety. Testament to this is the low percentage of air to air collisions globally, but they do happen.

Info needed to conduct a legal drone RPAS flight in South Africa with Licensed ROC and Purple Turtle Aviation cc

So, you want to have a drone job done for a project you have in the Eastern Cape or anywhere else in South Africa for that matter.

You have taken careful time to find Purple Turtle Aviation UAV and Drone Services who is a LEGAL CAA Licensed ROC holder and operator. Licensed legal drones offer you something illegal fly by nights can’t and that is all Legal drone operations carry public liability insurance which is not available to illegal non-CAA approved operators.

Are Tethered drones legal in South Africa or are they under Part 101 for ROC oporations

Are Tethered drones legal in South Africa or do they fall under Part 101 drone licenses?

This is a question that comes up extremely often and many people have their ideas on this, most of them with a sales agenda.
Be careful and find the truth for yourselves and verify it before purchasing to avoid being on the wrong side of the law.

Unlike the UK and other countries South Africa’s CAA (Civil Aviation Association) views things differently and this is where many go wrong reading online about rules in other countries.

Blue Vigil Tethered drone system for UAV Drone services and RPAS in South Africa

Blue Vigil Purple Turtle UAV and Drone RPAS services tethered Drone systems

6 June 2017, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Purple Turtle Aviation is proud to announce our partnership with Blue Vigil USA bringing Tethered Drone/UAV/RPAS technologies to Southern Africa.As all drone and UAV pilots know the most annoying and limiting factor is battery life, just when you start to get the pictures/data you need its time to come in for a battery change.

1st UAV Drone ADSB Mode S Transponder "S Codes" in South Africa issued to Purple Turtle Aviation UAV and Drone Services

With the Global explosion of drones and UAV's comes the very real concern for the safety of "real" aircraft and airspace security. After all the new small drones are playing in the big boys airspace and are really guests in it. So how do you fly a drone as a guest in the airspace, prevent incidents and increase safety all around. This was the very question Purple Turtle UAV Drone Services asked ourselves as we move into the RPAS ROC operational field in Southern Africa.

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