We are located in Barking near Ipswich and we can easily cover anywhere in East Anglia, as well as the rest of the UK as required.
We however cannot simply just arrive anywhere and fly. There are strict rules around how and where we can operate that are set by the CAA, and rightly so.
Commercial drone use is covered by the Air Navigation order and we work within the limits set within this UK legislation, this also includes any data protection considerations.
Part of the project will involve investigation. From a supplied postcode we will check the airspace involved and any restrictions or advisories that are applicable.
We will check the local topography and check for any ground based areas of concern.
There are minimum and maximum distances involved in how high, how far and how close we can fly to buildings and people in areas where we have control and areas where we don't.
All of these will be thoroughly checked to ensure that the project can go ahead safely and within the scope of the regulations.
It will be the case that sometimes there will be projects that just cannot be flown, however, using some of our other services there are alternatives, we will do our utmost to see that you are not disappointed.
WE CAN JUST DO THIS OURSELVES
If have your own drone or you know somebody who has a drone, surely you can do this yourself or ask them to do it for you?
Yes it is true that many 'hobby' drones have perfectly good cameras that could deliver a more than usable result.
However to fly a drone as a hobbyist you still need to abide by the CAA drone code in regard to distances you can be from people and buildings (click here to read more).
Also even if you are not paying for the images you receive or if you take them yourself, likely it would be considered that you are using them for a commercial purpose.
This means these images must be taken by an organisation that has permission for commercial operations from the CAA (PFCO for short).
It is worth noting that should anything go wrong and the drone unfortunately causes any damage or injury, then there will be no valid insurance cover without a PFCO.
There is also the very real risk of prosecution for any pilot capturing commercial images without a PFCO.
Ready for lift off?
If you would like us to begin the preliminary investigations of the area for your project then please get in touch.
You can contact us via telephone or email, or click on the contact us button and provide us with some brief details using our form.