Drone FAQs

All across the North West UK and beyond, depending on job requirements. There may be travel and accommodation fees depending on location and job duration.

We are professionally trained and licensed drone operators with a selection of licences including A2CoC and GVC, granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Yes. Upshot Photos has both Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) insurance and Third-Party Liability insurance.

Yes. DBS cleared.

We have a selection of drones which can fly for between 20-30 minutes (depending on weather conditions) before needing to land to change the battery. We also carry backup batteries and mobile charging facilities to ensure we can stay in the air to capture images and video as required.

Yes. If required we can also add propellor guards for extra safety and use smaller, more nimble drones to fly in more confined areas.

Yes. Night flying requires a couple of extra safety precautions including a daylight site survey and extra illumination on the aircraft.

Our drones are expensive electrical devices so flying in the rain is highly unadvisable as they’d be susceptible to damage which could lead to an accident.

However, we can fly in fairly breezy conditions of up to 15-20mph depending on the job requirements and location.

In many cases there is no alternative than to postpone the job, if possible, until a better weather opportunity is available.

Upshot Photos is run by Jamie – a creative designer with a passion for photography. With a huge amount of experience in creative digital arts (more than 25 years), Jamie specialises in getting the best from digital photography using a wide range of visual and software skills to get the best from the images taken by small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS). We’ve all heard the phrase ‘all the gear but no idea‘ so just remember when choosing an aerial imaging company that it’s one thing to own and to be able to operate a drone, but getting the best results from the images is another skill set that requires a creative eye.