Aerial Drone Photography& Videography


We’re CAA registered. This means we have a PfCO certification (Permission for Commercial Operations)

Before we even get to the location, every flight we undertake begins with a bespoke risk assessment and site survey. When we get to the film or survey address, further checks are made and documents compiled to ensure a safe and secure flight. We gain permissions from land-owners, we alert authorities and liaise with CTA’s where required. We’re professional in our planning and meticulous about safety.

Winter Prep
Check tile integrity & gutters

Domestic Survey

FREE wide angle photo of your home and plan-view shot
from just£95
Using our high-definition cameras, we'll fly our UAV around your property checking for blocked gutters, broken tiles and standing water. This allows you to decide with confidence whether or not to call in the builders. We'll also take some portrait pictures for you, a wide 'horizon' shot and a straight down 'plan view' of your property (height restrictions allowing)
Save money ahead of scaffold and access

Commercial and Structures

Civil engineering, House of Worship, Schools
Using our ultra HD 4K cameras, we can fly close to buildings and structures to capture detailed images and video for your engineers to use to make informed decisions as to whether further expensive 'hands on' investigations or repairs might be required. After the flight, we'll download all of the images and video footage for your team to use as required
Portfolio Images

Estates and Property

Tell a story, sell a home.
Capture a 360 degree external tour of a home, with fly-by footage, point of interest orbits, still images and plan views. Create a sense of wonder and add a real wow factor to your portfolios and online presentations. All fully produced with music and your company logo embedded. Create the story, spark the dream... sell the home.
20min of flight time

DJI UAV/Drone and pilot 20

One filming flight of 20 minutes. This will allow the capturing of around 20min of 4K Ultra HD footage, or multiple still images as required.
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40min of flight time

DJI UAV/Drone and pilot 40

Two filming flights of 20 minutes each. This will allow the capturing of around 40min of 4K Ultra HD footage, or multiple still images as required.
80min of flight time

DJI UAV/Drone and pilot 80

Four filming flights of 20 minutes each. This will allow the capturing of around 80min of 4K Ultra HD footage, or multiple still images as required.
Planning and mapping

3D Aerial Mapping and 3D modeling

Using state of the art technology, we will fly an automated route, gathering hundreds of images which will be used to build a 3D model of the subject. 3D mapping allows for better planning in civil engineering, property development, acquisitions and environmental studies.
Polishing perfection

Post Production

From£355 (music licensing may be required)
Once we have captured the footage, we can supply the data raw, or we can give it the Useful Media Company LTD studio treatment. Adding music, titles, voice overs and more to the final presentation or image files... creating a stunning and powerful piece of imagery.
Crop health and planning

Agriculture Surveys

Understanding crop health and planning for the future is essential. We'll produce a 3D map of land including elevations and provide "Crop Health" information using state of the art imaging technology which will allow you to better plan for the future. See which areas are thriving and which need more attention. Fertilise only the areas that need it, saving you time and money.
We’re happy to discuss bespoke projects and live streaming. Us the contact us button above to talk to one of our team today.

Our prices are exclusive of VAT 

Traveling expenses in the UK are billed on a mileage basis (50p per mile) and are agreed with the client, prior to the start of the job.

Useful Drone are happy to provide fixed price tenders and quotations to councils and other public sector organisations.

All quotations and instructions are subject to our standard terms and conditions.
Our Public Liability insurance is £5 million.

Site Survey, Booking, Deposit and Timing 

Remote pilot aerial drone photography and video is affected by the weather especially in the U.K.  We are flexible and will re-book at no additional cost wherever possible.

What We Need From You

The location of the shoot (with an exact postcode or grid reference), proposed date and as much background information as you can give us about the shoot and your desired results.

Site Survey

We will conduct a site survey to check over the important factors, such as airspace restrictions, required permissions, danger zones.

In larger filming shoots the drone aerial photography may be a small part of an overall production.  In order to comply with the terms of our CAA permit we still need to complete our pre-flight survey.  This could involve a physical site visit.

Each job is unique with a mixture of external influences that can affect when and where we can film, but we plan ahead as much as we can to help avoid disruptions in schedules and to ensure safety requirements are met at all times.

Booking & Deposit

We operate a provisional booking system with a firm shoot date been agreed when we have received a 25% deposit – weather dependent we will require the balance to be paid on the day of the flight.


We monitor the weather forecast 5 days in advance of any shoot.  If the signs are not good we talk to the client 48 hours prior to the shoot.

At this point we will reschedule the shoot to the next suitable date at no additional cost and the booking deposit is transferred to the new date.

If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled due to factors out of our control (live events, client availability) we do not refund the deposit (we will have already carried out extensive surveys and potential site-visits).

We can “wait out the weather” but the full fee will be charged in this instance, whether the footage is procured or not.

If we arrive on site and are unable to shoot on the day we will charge in full, but offer clients a 25% discount off the price of the second shoot on the follow up date.


If the client cancels the shoot within 7 days of the scheduled date the 25% deposit will not be refunded.

Copyright and Use of Material 

Useful Drone and its parent organisation The Useful Media Company Limited retains the copyright of all aerial photography and filmed content.

We will negotiate and agree a buyout of footage for specific filming contracts.

Although we retain the copyright, we give you full use of all photography and filmed material for your own business promotion, media, print, marketing, advertising and website use. In our terms of service clients are permitted to use all material in conjunction with their media, print and advertising suppliers. Clients are not permitted to sell the material or allow general 3rd parties to use it without prior written agreement from us.

Useful Drone uses various media and social networks to promote the business.  We reserve the right to use any video footage or photograph still images for our own promotional needs.

With regard to client confidentiality and any embargo provisions, we agree to not use any video footage or photographs until our client has published the material or has otherwise authroised the use.

We reserve the right to supply video footage and photographs to stock libraries.


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