Qualified Drone Pilots
Each of our expert pilots hold industry standard BNUC-s qualifications from EuroUSC. They then undergo further in-house training to hone their skills to ensure a safe and efficient flight every single time they take off to undertake aerial photography. We also work with accredited engineers and drone consultants with aviation and safety management skills.
Permission to Fly
We hold a Permission for Aerial Work (PFAW) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which allows us to operate commercially up to 400ft. The CAA regulate the use of drones for Aerial Photography and we are fully compliant. This means you don’t have to worry about breaking any airspace rules – we take care of all permits beforehand. We have an excellent track record in securing permission to fly in congested areas including busy areas of central London.
We are a professional drone company that is fully insured for all drone operations, and one of few companies insured for taking off and landing on a boat for the purposes of aerial photography. Our public liability insurance is specifically created for aerial photography and is valid worldwide up to the value of £5 million – so you can rest assured if anything does go wrong you won’t be out of pocket.
UAViate are leading the way in the UK and internationally for innovative drone filming projects. As pioneers in the field, we have achieved many industry ‘firsts’ – including providing aerial photography for a Hollywood blockbuster! We are able to provide bespoke safety cases, hazard analysis and risk assessments to support all our operations
Take a look at some of our recent aerial filming work and productions…
Honourable Artillery Company, City of London
Produced by UAViate, we listened to the client to produce this video to showcase their summer event. Liaising with military skydivers, diplomatic protection group and air traffic control to ensure our aerial filming was safe while our director of photography took charge of the ground shots using a Sony FS7. With a short lead time and quick turnaround time required, the client was very pleased with the results.
Key Yachting, Hampshire
Where clients have a more demanding requirement we partner with Fiction Foundry to deliver larger scale productions, this video was to showcase the catamaran to potential customers. UAViate delivered the aerial shots while Fiction Foundry directed & filmed the ground shots and edited the final piece including colour correction and bespoke sound track. This video was played on stand at the London Boat show 2015.
Lochin Marine International, Shoreham
The client required a video to showcase their new vessel while exhibiting at Seaworks Commercial Boat Show. Produced by UAViate with aerial filming and ground shots all captured in one day out at sea. We had to ensure we captured our shots first time as this was live maritime operations. With a short turnaround time between end of principal photography and the show date we ensured Lochin were able to shine on their stand.
Our Clients Love Our Aerial Photography
Read what they said about us……
"Thanks so much for all your help today, it was fantastic to have you involved."− Louise Neville, PR Executive, Southampton International Airport
"The safety management systems employed by UAViate were second to none and UAViate were willing to work with us to ensure airfield operations were not interrupted or put at risk during the aerial photography detail. "− Mike Glen, Airside Operations Policy and Planning Officer, Southampton International Airport
We use a range of industry equipment for producing professional results – we have something for all budgets. Some of the cameras we work with include Black Magic, Red Epic, Canon 5D and GoPro. We carry a full set or spares, and have the technical knowedge to carry out repairs if we need to. If you’d like further information about our aerial filming equipment, please contact us.
Our technical expertise extends past our drone specialisms and into our photography work. With industry standard software, we can edit and manipulate the images to create the effect you desire in our professional post production studio.
We’re here to help every step of the way, including the post production process. From editing to colour correction, we ensure the aerial photography or film we have recorded is of superior quality.
Recording aerial video can be a huge job, and we understand the level of responsibility required to deliver the best results. Our professionalism can be noticed through all communications and we love making our clients happy. We’re yet to come across a dissatisfied client!
We love flying drones, creating stunning shots and innovative film footage. From the planning stage to the post production, our team really try and understand your projects and its goals, ensuring effective results.
What Our Clients Say
Our clients love the whole experience of working with UAViate – many of them say they can tell that delivering top quality photography or footage is our top priority. We strive to make what can seem like an ambitious or difficult project extremely simple. Just leave it to us!