Blair NicholsBusiness Director
As Business director of Cloud3D Ltd Blair splits his time between managerial tasks, developing new business and consulting. Blair specialises in business analysis, application design and user experience.
Blair also heads our 3D printing and UAV services, working with clients to develop new ideas, prototypes and offers consultancy services to other companies in the industry.
Latest items by Blair Nichols
Yesterday the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) released a risk assessment document specifically targeting the use of UAVs near manned aircraft. CAP 1627 – Drone Safety Risk: An assessment. Here are the key points.
Article - What is the difference between a drone and a UAV and why does it make a difference? And why do I hate the "D" word?Posted by Blair Nichols in UAV
With the rise in popularity of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) both in the workplace and in the hobby market, the term ‘drone’ is often misused. The general public and the media tend to use the term drone to describe most types of unmanned flying vehicle, but this is not always correct. I think the overuse of the word may be damaging to the industry, as the word mave have gained a negative connotation. This prejudice can impact decisions that could allow UAVs into industries where the potential to reduce costs or even save lives is possible.
YouTube superstar Casey Neistat is allegedly under investigation by the FAA for his illegal drone flights in and around the airspace of New York. With over seven million subscribers and illegal drone footage featuring heavily in his daily vlogs for over a year now, is this too little too late? Will his star status give him a free ride or will the FAA make an example of him?
A number of my clients have emailed and contacted me to make me aware of the recent article where a drone (UAV) was found by an ROV in the north sea. My clients have joked that it highlights that the Falcon 8 is not fit for purpose and it will help other operators using different craft get into the marketplace. They have also asked if this will have an impact on the use of UAVs in the Oil and Gas inspection industry.
After positive feedback following testing, the latest flexViews build now includes the new support system. Clients on our auto update service will see the changes in their applications this month when we push the latest update. If you are not on the auto update service and wish to be upgraded please get in touch.