Our primary service, designed to operate in conjunction with film making and photographic professionals who require aerial shots. Creative control is entirely in the hands of the client, while we provide flight planning and safety operation to ensure conformance with the current regulations.
Using automated area plotting tools we can develop detailed high-resolution imagery of construction sites, agricultural plots, archaeological sites, and buildings. We can use the survey photography to produce both 2D and 3D models including contour maps, as well as producing VARI reports of crop health for agricultural clients. Because of the advanced planning involved in aerial surveys a minimum half day engagement is required.
Even though we are not photographers, we can still perform basic aerial photography and filming operations where the end client wants to engage us directly. This also includes our seasonal "SantaView" which involves an evening flight to capture your decorated property fully illuminated at night.
Part of our mission is to improve drone safety through public education. This can range from providing teaching resources to public groups, or we can incorporate this into our other services, for example if a school wants an aerial photograph of their pupils, we can also offer to do sessions with the pupils on UAV technology and safety. Depending on the circumstances we can offer this service for a nominal fee to cover expenses or for free if combined with another service.
Even though our UAV systems carry high quality cameras, sometimes images and videos require retouching, or additional elements added such as captions, titles, colour grading or even the addition of effects. Using market leading software from Adobe we can perform a lot of this work in house. We always supply images in both pre and post editing formats in case results require further work.
The pricing for our UAV operations varies depending on how complex the requirements are, location, and other risks that need to be taken unto account. Please call or use our contact page to discuss your requirements. We always operate within the framework of the UK CAA regulations, and will use our bespoke planning system to help generate a final, no obligations quote which is valid for 30 days and is subject to our Terms and Conditions below. We will advise you if it is not possible to meet your requirements, for example if your site is within a marked "no-fly" zone.
If our quotation meets your approval, then we require a 25% deposit to secure the provisional date for the work. We may also arrange a physical site visit to perform a detailed site survey as well as to finalise the arrangements.
We are happy to discuss fixed price contracts with clients who wish to engage us on a repeat basis, including payment on account.
NOTE: We only offer UAV Operation services, and do not hire our equipment to third parties without our pilots to operate it.
When we receive the initial enquiry, we require the client to provide us with the exact locations of the proposed work (including the U.K. Postcode), a proposed date, and a brief outline with as much detail as possible regarding the nature of the work to be performed. We will use this data to perform an initial assessment of the site to see if the work can be carried out safely and legally, as well as determining other factors, including need for permissions or coordination with Air Traffic services. If our initial survey does not show any issues we will provide a full and detailed quotation for the work.
Once the work is booked with us, we may undertake a physical site visit in advance of the work to gain more detailed information and to complete the flight planning, so that when we arrive on site to perform the work, there are no surprises.
Unfortunately, aerial UAV Operations are affected by the weather and the U.K. is well known for its varied, and often unpredictable weather! Therefore we take a flexible and pragmatic approach to scheduling work. Our UAVs cannot operate drones in rain, snowfall or high winds. Where clients may have specific requirements that restrict us to flying at specific times, the weather will be a factor that determines our ability to safely operate.
We monitor the weather constantly up to the date of any work, and aim to give at least 48 hours notice of the likelihood of there being adverse weather conditions. Where the client's needs permit we will endeavour to rearrange the work to another mutually suitable date at no additional cost, however if the shoot cannot be rearranged due to factors outside of our control (such as client availability) we will not offer a refund on the initial deposit.
If the client's date is fixed, for example for a wedding or other time specific events, then we offer a full refund as long as the fact that the engaement is time fixed was disclosed at the time of booking. However, if the client requests that they wish us to still attend the site on the original date our pilots will remain on-site for as long as is practical, in the hope of a break in the weather. However if we are unable to perform our operations we will charge in full, but will offer a significant discount should the client wish to reattempt the work on another date. If the client cancels the work within seven days of the scheduled work without rescheduling then the deposit will not be refunded.