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UAV / Camera Drone Hire

Aerial photography, videography and filming hire

If you are involved in television, film or video production you are probably already familiar with the benefits that aerial photography, videography and filming can bring to your projects. You are also likely to be aware of the significant legal obligations and investment required to carry out such commercial aerial work legally. You may also have come to appreciate the expertise needed to deliver reliable results to a high standard.

Hummingbird Droneworks therefore offer professional aerial photography, videography and filming services for hire on an hourly, daily or retainer basis. We provide media professionals with the best way of obtaining exactly the aerial footage they want without the hassle, cost or risks associated with trying to do it for themselves.

Hummingbird Droneworks is fully qualified and equipped to carry out commercial aerial work. Our pilots and camera operators have expertise developed through specialist training and many hours of flying and filming experience. All our pilots are fully qualified and possess a current:

  • Drone Pilots Licence from a Civil Aviation Authority approved National Qualified Entity (eg. BNUC or RPQ).
  • Insurance cover to carry out commercial operations in compliance with the latest UK and EU Regulations.
  • ‘Permit for Commercial Operations’ awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Hiring us provides you with the latest Camera Drone / UAV / Quadcopter / Multicopter technology maintained to the highest standards. It also ensures your operation meets UK Civil Aviation Authority requirements and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We can provide you with high definition edited or unedited raw footage in HD, Full HD, 2K, UHD, 4k videos as well as 16 megapixel still images. They can be shot in the standard 4:3 and widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios.

Camera Drone / UAV / Quadcopter / Multicopter hire clients

  • Film makers and production companies.
  • TV and other programme makers and production companies.
  • Professional photographers and videographers.
  • Advertising, Marketing and Digital Media agencies.
  • Web Designers, Social Media and Online marketing specialists.
  • Residential and Commercial Estate agents and Letting agents.
  • Surveyors and Mapping agents.
  • Construction companies, Developers and Builders.
  • Garden Designers and Landscape Gardeners.
  • Farmers, Vineyards and Estate managers.

Why choose Hummingbird Droneworks?

As mentioned above unless you hold an appropriate permit from the Civil Aviation Authority, it is illegal for any individual or organisation in the UK to take aerial photographs, videos or film for commercial gain. 'Commercial gain' means receiving payment of any kind in return for aerial imagery whether directly or indirectly, such as when the aerial images form part of a larger work that is ultimately sold on, e.g. a film or wedding video. This also includes payment 'in kind' such as returning a favour. Furthermore, it's impossible for any operator to obtain insurance cover for any commercial operation without having a current CAA Permit. Heavy fines and even a Prison sentance can be handed down, so why take the risk?

Hummingbird Droneworks holds the required 'Permit for Commercial Operations' (PfCO) granted to us each year by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our pilots are professionally qualified and BNUC-S™ licenced to fly drones commercially. We are fully insured to carry out commercial operations in compliance with the latest UK and EU regulations. We maintain our equipment to high standards and follow strict operating procedures to minimise risk. More...

Our Drones are equipped with the latest high resolution cameras and zoom lenses. They are flown by our aerial imaging pilots experienced in producing unique aerial views ranging from spectacular panoramic vistas to eye-catching cloe-ups from truly fresh perspectives. We will always take time to understand your brief and agree the best way of fulfilling it with you. We will use our experience to contribute ideas and plan the most efficient way of achievng your objectives. We are happy for you to be as hands on or off as you like, taking direction from you in advance or in real time.

So no matter how grand or modest your project, why not give us a call to find out how inexpensive our drone hire services can be?

  • Keeping within the Law: We meet all the legal requirments for providing aerial photography, aerial filming and aerial inspection services throughout the UK.
  • CAA approved: We hold an up-to-date 'Permit for Commercial Operations' issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Professionally qualified: Our pilots are BNUC-S™ qualified and we operate according BNUC-S™ guidelines.
  • Properly insured: We are fully insured to carry out commercial operations in compliance with the latest UK and EU Regulations.
  • Aerial equipment: We use the latest drones with high resolution video and still cameras to shoot HD, Full HD, 2K, UHD, 4k videos and 16 megapixel photos in the standard 4:3 and widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios.
  • Production facilities: Our investment in people and I.T. provides high quality professional imaging services which are flexible to meet your needs.
  • Expertise: Over 15 years of digital imaging experience using digital photography and videography to produce amazing results.
  • Aerial photography: From unedited stills to professionally enhanced and optimised photographs in online, digital file and print formats.
  • Aerial videography: From just raw footage to professionally produced videos in online, digital and DVD formats.
  • Applications: Film and programme production, TV and online advertising, print advertising and promotion, wedding photography, web sites, social media, property advertising, survey reports, maps, crop monitoring, security.
  • Imaging formats: Digital files on Blu-ray, DVD, CD, Memory Stick and download. Standard and Large Format printing onto a wide variety of papers and materials.
  • Competitive prices: We are a modern, small company that utilises technology to keep our overheads low and prices to you competitive.

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