The retailer has pledged its commitment to help ensure responsible drone usage via a new Customer Charter, and is calling on other retailers to follow its lead.
The Customer Charter details the company’s efforts to provide free drone pilot training, safe flying demonstrations, responsible piloting briefings and best practice guidelines from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The retailer has the UK’s only dedicated in-store Flying Zone, allowing consumers to learn the safest way to pilot their drones. By witnessing DronesDirect.co.uk’s qualified professionals fly drones in the Flying Zones, customers will leave with the knowledge they can fly their drone safely.
The retailer is also working with leading drone manufacturers to provide tailored training events for drone owners.
Tim Morley, business unit manager at DronesDirect.co.uk, commented: “It’s important that everyone who owns or operates a drone considers their own safety and that of others, and practices responsible, legal flying. 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.”
DronesDirect.co.uk also provides an online flying knowledge hub with advice on how to operate and enjoy drones once they are taken home.