Drone

Aerial and Drone Photography Gallery:

I own 2 types of Drone. 

The DJI Mini 2 is an Open Category (Class C0 sub-250g flying weight) drone that is permitted to Fly Over People (aka A1 Subcategory) and it is also permitted to fly within residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas.
However, it is not permitted to fly over assemblies of people. 

The DJI Air 2S is an Open Category (Class A2 sub-2Kg flying weight) drone. It must only Fly Far From People* (aka A3 Subcategory) -- at least 50m horizontally from uninvolved people and at least 150m from residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas. It can, however, fly any distance from unoccupied vessels, vehicles and structures. 


Both drones are limited to a height of 120m above the earth. I must maintain a Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) or be with someone who can do so whilst I operate it. For both drones I completed the "Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service" (DMARES) exam and hold a valid "Flier ID" with the CAA.

For each commercial job I will adhere to any bylaws and obtain Public Liability Insurance for the duration of any flight. 

All current images and videos shown on my website (unless otherwise stated) were taken with the DJI Mini 2. 

Check my blog for the 4K UHD video footage. For more details about the types of drones I own and their legal usage see below. 

Who needs a drone or Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS)

Housebuilders - to monitor progress at Construction Sites. 
Residential Homes - for Building, Land and Property inspection. Including Surveying of Chimneys and Roof Gutters
Estate Agents  - for Aerial Photography for Domestic and Commercial clients. Including Surveying of Church Spires, Real Estate and Sales and Marketing Material.
Tourism - for Drone Videos of Promotional Events and Marketing.

*The Air2s can Fly Close to People (A2 subcategory) -- within 5m of uninvolved persons -- provided that the UAS (drone) is certified as a Category 2 drone and labelled as such. Also, the Operator is required to have hold a valid an A2 Certificate of Competence (A2CofC). 

Wind Farm image taken with DJI Air 2s

Lee Live: Photographer, Edinburgh