Professional, Capable & Safe Drone Operator

Our aerial drone services provide aerial photography, drone surveys, drone inspections, drone thermal imaging, drone security and drone surveillance across the UK

As a leading drone operator in the United Kingdom, we upholding the highest standards of professionalism, safety, and ethical conduct. Our mission is to showcase  drone technology while ensuring that our drone operations benefit society and the environment.

Our Commitment to Safety

At Aerial Drone UK, safety is our top priority. We adhere strictly to the regulations set forth by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other relevant authorities. Our team of skilled and certified drone pilots undergoes rigorous training to ensure that every flight is conducted with precision and responsibility.

Compliance with Regulations

We understand the importance of regulatory compliance in the drone industry. Our operations are fully aligned with the CAA guidelines and any other applicable regulations. Whether it's maintaining safe distances, respecting privacy, or operating within specified altitude limits, we take every precaution to ensure that our drone activities are lawful and responsible.

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Professional Training and Certification

Aerial Drone UK invests heavily in the training and certification of its drone pilots. Our team undergoes comprehensive training programs to stay abreast of the latest developments in drone technology, airspace regulations, and safety protocols. All of our pilots hold the GVC qualification, this qualification involves both on the ground training and exam and then followed up with a flight exam. This commitment to ongoing education ensures that our operators are well-equipped to handle a variety of situations, maintaining safety and professionalism at all times. As a company we hold CAA approved Operational Authority to carry out our commercial drone tasks.

On top of flight exams and certificates we make sure our pilots are fully certificated to work in the environments they operate. This includes the CSCS Card for construction, RYA Powerboat qualifications for operating on water, SIA CCTV Operators, the Level 5 Award in Crowd Safety Management to keep crowds safe at events and festivals,  Rescue3 Water rescue qualifications and PASMA Tower scaffolding courses.

Continuous Improvement

Aerial Drone UK is dedicated to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations. We actively seek feedback from our clients, regulatory authorities, and the communities we serve to identify areas for enhancement. By embracing a culture of continuous learning and improvement, we strive to set the standard for responsible drone operations in the UK.

At Aerial Drone UK, responsible drone operation is not just a commitment—it's a way of doing business. Join us as we explore the limitless possibilities of drone technology while maintaining the highest standards of safety, compliance, and ethical conduct.

Licensing for Commercial Drone Operations

Until recently, commercial drone operators needed to obtain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA. However, as of 31st December 2022, the PfCO was replaced by the Operational Authorisation (OA) which Aerial Drone UK hold.

The OA is a more streamlined and efficient system for commercial drone operators. It categorises operations into different risk levels, with specific requirements for each category. Operators need to demonstrate their competence and comply with the relevant regulations. Please make sure whoever you use for your commercial work that the company holds a current Operational Authorisation from the CAA.

Steps to Obtain an Operational Authorisation:

  • Training: Complete a recognised training course to ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a drone safely.
  • Operations Manual: Develop an Operations Manual outlining how you will conduct your drone operations in compliance with the regulations.
  • Insurance: Obtain appropriate insurance coverage for your drone operations.
  • Application: Submit an application for an Operational Authorisation to the CAA, providing all required documentation.
  • Assessment: The CAA will assess your application, and if successful, you will receive your Operational Authorisation.

Aerial Drone UK hold all relevant insurance to allow us to fly commercially, Fully compliant with EC 785/2004. We hold £5m of public liability insurance which we are able to increase when needed.

"From our first enquiry, the preparation, communication and delivered results, Aerial Drone UK impressed throughout with  technical knowledge and ability to understand our requirements"

Thomas, Manchester