Professional Aerial & Imagery Services
We offer a professional aerial and imagery service and are approved and accredited with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) with a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) Licence. Our Pilot is a fully licensed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator with over 4 years of experience.
We have the latest technology and can produce Hi-Resolution still photography and up to 4k video footage. The service includes full edit of all images and footage, so our clients receive the best possible results and images.
Our UAV services enable us to capture aerial images and video to highlight and enhance other businesses’ products and services and can therefore be used as an inspection and marketing tool. Some of the industries which benefit from this service include:
New build construction companies
Golf courses, hotels and parks
Marketing, film and event companies
Our UAV tariffs are competitive within the market place and we are dedicated to supplying an exceptional and professional service. We are fully insured and carry full public and premises liabilities insurance.
Bespoke packages are also available and can be pre-arranged with clients and prices are available on application. Half and full day hire is available and the cost of these would be dependent on the type of imagery required.
The images captured are the intellectual rights of the client and we will retain all images and footage for a period of 12 months. These will be held on encrypted hard drive and deleted after this period.
Frequently Asked Questions and a copy of the CAA’s drone Code are available in the ‘Downloads’ section.
If you would like to find out more, simply complete our online enquiry form and a member of our friendly team will be in contact with you soon.
What are the rules for filming using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the UK?
There are strict rules and regulations for filming using a UAV in the UK that must be followed and we would only advise using Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved operators that carry the correct permission for commercial operations (PfCO) licence.
Using non–licensed operators carries risks as they will not be covered by the CAA and may possibly not be insured. Below is a summary of some of the CAA regulations:
Summary of CAA Regulations:
- UAVs will be operated in line of sight, at up to the maximum height of 120m and within a 500m Radius.
- You cannot fly at less than 50m from people, vehicles, roads or structures that are not under our control.
- You cannot fly at less than 150m from crowds of 1000 persons or more that are not under our control.
- You require permission from the land owner or client prior to take off and landing.
- If operating close to or within an airport zone, you are required to ask permission from ATC (Air Traffic Control) to take off and operate within this zone.
For further information about the CAA regulations relating to drones.
What about Data Protection?
It is vital that data protection is considered when capturing images of identifiable individuals using surveillance cameras including small unmanned surveillance aircraft.
Any footage captured by unmanned surveillance aircraft is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. This Act details the requirements Small Unmanned Aircraft operators should follow concerning the collection, storage and use of images captured by UAVs should ensure that they are complying with any such applicable requirements or exemptions.
Further information about the Data Protection Act and the circumstances in which it applies can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How long are you able to fly for during a single flight?
Weather conditions and battery life have an impact on flight times but we carry a full stock of batteries with a possible maximum flight time of 1 hour 15 minutes.
Can you control the camera from the ground?
Yes, there is a live feed directly back to the Pilot who has total control of the camera. The Observer who accompanies the Pilot can also operate that camera, this give greater options if flying becomes more challenging.
Both the Pilot and Observer work closely together and can deal with any issues that may arise. The Camera Operator has a live feed from the camera which the client can see and give instructions accordingly.
Can you fly above people?
We can fly above small groups of people that are within our control, this simply means that anyone being filmed will have been informed and be aware that a flight is in operation.
We can obtain permission to fly over larger crowds, but this needs to be planned in advance, with notification to the CAA for permits. The crowd need to be informed in advance and we will put up signage at various points in advance.
Do you carry out risk assessments?
Yes, we carry out a pre-flight inspection and note any issues and identify any boundaries within the operation of the flight and any additional permissions that may be required.
As instructed by the CAA we are legally required to operate at a 50m radius from the general public and buildings/vehicles/vessels that are not within our control.
What weather conditions can you fly in?
We can fly in wind speeds of up to 20mph. Wind speeds above this are deemed as dangerous for flying which will result in grounding the aircraft.
We do not fly in rain, due to aircraft electronics. Please keep this in mind and have alternative dates available in your dairy in the event of cancellation due to weather conditions.
There will be occasions when we will have to cancel a booking because of weather conditions. If this happens, we will work with you to find another mutually convenient date. There is no additional cost to you for the rescheduled date.